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The Root Cafe

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1500 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5038
+1 501-414-0423
07:00 - 14:30
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 14:30
Sat 08:00 - 15:30
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Mena, Arkansas
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest, we most likely would not have stopped here had it not have been rated so highly by Trip Advisor. But, boy are we glad we did. Although quirky at the least, this place was so much fun. The parking was difficult to find, but, after entering we could better understand why. The little place was full of... More 

Thank mitchl48
Pensacola, Florida
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best place to eat in Little Rock, we have been there a few times - for breakfast and Lunch. Absolutely the best, freshest ingredients and innovative recipes - just superb food. Do try the very spicy Dante's Inferno Sauce on your hamburger if it is on the menu - it is the best I ever ate.

Thank D G
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes there was a wait out the door! But the breakfast was amazing! The ham, egg and cheese sandwich was simply to die for and I don't even eat ham egg and cheese for breakfast. Ever. The biscuits just crumble and melt but in the best way possible. The eggs were fantastic and the bacon is perfect! Perfect place for... More 

Thank Kristin M
Fort Worth, Texas
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418 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Though Little Rock is associated with blatant discrimination and people who talk funny, this uber cool restaurant showcases just how cool the new young hip generation of Hog lovers can be. Eclectic food and crazy reasonable prices draw crowds for breakfast and lunch. Food and service are superb, like the brunch places on the west coast. Biscuits and gravy and... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good....coffee was average....atmosphere is "crowded yard sale". Long wait for average food.

Thank w0rldtravelers99
Little Rock, Arkansas
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very good! You don't have to worry if you are getting good quality here. So whatever you decide to order you can be assured that the quality is good! It's not a large menu but you're sure to find something to your liking. Also it's a pretty small cafe. You will most likely have to wait in... More 

Thank Itsunreal
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275 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I know why this place won the "Mission Main Street" grant! Farm to table practiced here at a genuine first class level. As with all good restaurants the owners are in house watching over their quality. I am not a big beef eater but I was convinced to try the locally raised, grass fed and processed beef that was in... More 

Thank Hoach
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I had the house salad and the carrot ginger cilantro soup.it was absolutely yummy. My husband said his burger and fries were the best he's ever eaten (and he frequents steak houses). He ordered his burger on the w/w sourdough. Loved it.

Thank snotygr
Ruston, Louisiana
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Exceptional hamburger, good quality all around. My family were pleased with their orders. But be prepared: very basic seating, one cramped restroom, horrific lines---no table service. Also the drink system is kind of out there. And I absolutely hate getting my own flatware. But, good burgers.

Thank JandS1992
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Coming into town searched for gluten free. We hit about the worst time, long line but so worth it. We each had a delicious cheeseburger-mine with gluten free bun-and fabulous fries. Probably the best fries I've ever had. Sweet place. It was a lovely warm sunny fall day so we sat out on the patio. We were staying close by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5038
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 501-414-0423

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?