The Root Cafe

The Root offers delicious burgers, bratwursts, sandwiches, soups, salads, pies, and pastries that feature fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from small farms in the area. 100% of the meat and bread and most of the cheese and vegetables they use are locally grown or produced. We also offer locally-roasted coffees, house made sodas and lemonades, craft cocktails as well as the best of Arkansas beer and wine.

Many of the decorations in the cafe are antiques and collectibles from around the state, such as traditional butter churns, turn-of-the-century canning jars, and glass bottles from historic Arkansas dairies and soda companies. The cafe building has several progressive features: a certified green roof, high efficiency heating and air and hot water systems, and 100% LED lighting for permanent fixtures. The outside is landscaped with edible plants like blueberry bushes, vegetables, and herbs, and fig and bay laurel trees, while multiple varieties of native perennials provide seasonal color. Through food, education, and community, The Root Cafe is striving to help make Little Rock and the South Main neighborhood a better place to live by creating a more just, sustainable, and delicious food system for central Arkansas.
Contact Information
1500 S. Main St., Little Rock, AR, 72202


Featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives

Business Hours

Sunday: 9 AM-2:00 p.m.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 5:00-9:00 p.m.


Alcohol Served, Big on Safety, Free Parking, Internet / Wi-Fi Available, Open Sunday, Pet Friendly


American, Burgers, Farm to Table, Homestyle / Southern, Vegan, Vegetarian

Meals Served

Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch

Dining Service Type

Catering, Local Flavor, Seasonal

Seating Type

Indoor, Outdoor