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The Root Cafe

1500 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5038
+1 501-414-0423
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“banh mi” (12 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1500 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5038
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I stopped by here last weekend for breakfast. The service and food were very good. It's a bit different in its decor, but a very nice change from your standard establishments.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked a long way just to eat here. It was very good. Don't remember what I had. Sat outside. Seating was not special, but food was good.

Thank Rose T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough good things about the Root...especially since they expanded their dining room! I can't get enough of the salads, the sandwiches- namely the tofu banh mi! However, be mindful of the noon lunch rush and plan to Coke at 11:15 or after 1pm...More

Thank fullerlr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend from the D.C. area visited us this summer to see the sights in Little Rock. She was on a new diet which limited our restaurant options. We stopped at another Main Street eatery and there was literally nothing on the menu she could...More

Thank RickAdkins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love supporting local farmers by eating the delicious food at The Root. Chicken Curry Salad is always great; flavorful but not too spicy.

Thank kathy p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten lunch at the Root on a few occasions and find it enjoyable. She's mostly vegetarian and loves the Root's offerings. They make a good chicken salad for me. Haven't eaten dinner there yet, but will soon.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner with my husband and parents on a visit to Little Rock. The bruschetta appetizer and empanadas were both wonderful and the entree of a hot chicken with mac and cheese and green beans was wonderful. It was richly and uniquely spiced....More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met several colleagues for lunch on a Friday afternoon. I had been wanting to try this place for months, but every time my husband and I were in the area, the line was way out the door (they don't do reservations.) Got there about 1130...More

Thank World_Traveler_Food
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had several of the Vegan and Gluten free dishes between the 4 of us and all were delicious. I would not get the watermelon lemonade again but that is just me. The host was quite attentive while we waited for a table. The staff...More

Thank jastone
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The Root Cafe recently enlarged its premises and has outside tables that are quite pleasant on a nice day. The food is good, and the menu has many appealing and interesting choices. I was surprised, however, that the breakfast omelet was accompanied by a green...More

Thank Nancy B
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Nikki W
18 July 2016|
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Response from ansilva12 | Reviewed this property |
They do have gf bread options on request from a local bakery, DEMPSY's :)
5 December 2015|
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Response from Monica R | Reviewed this property |
Joy to my heart. Glad you enjoyed it.
19 August 2015|
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Response from Monica R | Reviewed this property |
The Cafe is laid back and family friendly too. You can order from the menu or they can assist with any variation. The corner lot where the Cafe is located is big enough so it is not so much street front. If you want to eat... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
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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