Let’s face it: getting up early sucks, which is why brunch is the single greatest invention since the wheel. Too far? Maybe. But you can’t deny the awesomeness that comes with getting served all the best foods there are at a more convenient time of day. Leave breakfast for all those morning people out there, while the rest of us enjoy the luxury of sleeping in and having a kickass meal afterward.
The best part about brunch is that you can have pretty much whatever you want. Even if you aren’t crazy about pancakes and waffles, you can grab a hamburger and call it brunch. The options are endless. Of course, before you do that, you have to choose the right place.
If you are traveling in Arkansas, and are looking for the very best brunch spots in the state, we’re here to help you narrow down some of your choices. The following spots serve brunch most days of the week and have some pretty stellar menus full of delicious food worth every penny. If you are looking for the perfect place to grab a bite late morning, these are the best brunch spots in Arkansas you have to try. Read on to learn more!
15. @ The Corner Diner – Little Rock
@ The Corner is a modern diner for a new generation that does away with the 1950s vibes typical of most diners. The family-owned and operated restaurant located in Little Rock, Arkansas transforms the diner experience with modern sensibilities. Serving brunch from Tuesday through Sunday, it’s easily one of the top spots in Little Rock.
@ The Corner uses only fresh and local ingredients incorporated into its diverse menu. Whether you are in the mood for a breakfast sandwich, chicken and waffles, or biscuits and gravy, @ The Corner offers something for everyone. And for those watching their waistline, the Eggwhite Veggie Omelette is an excellent choice.
14. Best Cafe & Bar – Hot Springs
The Best Cafe & Bar in Hot Springs has all your brunch favorites. From pancakes to corned beef hash, Best Café & Bar can satisfy your sweet or savory palate. You’ll also find some delicious, unique options like the fan-favorite Crème Brulee French Toast that everyone should try.
Or, if you are in the mood for something simple, their avocado toast is made using in-house bread along with farm-fresh eggs and mashed avocado. Pair any of your brunch choices with any breakfast items a la carte including 100% pure maple syrup and bacon.
13. Prelude Breakfast Bar – Fayetteville
The Prelude Breakfast Bar in Fayetteville is one of the most popular brunch spots in the area. And while you’ll be waiting a bit for a table, as soon as you take a bite of your brunch, you’ll understand why. Each item on the menu is not only mouth-wateringly delicious but exquisitely presented as well.
Like @ The Corner, Prelude makes a point of supporting local farmers, which not only helps the community but ensures you are getting the freshest produce on your plate. It’s also a family-owned joint, so you can be sure their food is made with love. No reservations are required.
12. The Farmer’s Table Café – Fayetteville
The Farmer’s Table Café in Fayetteville has all your egg favorite plus some of the best biscuits you can get in the city, period. Huevos rancheros, eggs benedict, and Ozark breakfast tacos are all terrific choices and you can get them until 3 pm each day, so it’s almost never too late to get brunch.
The Farmer’s Table Café can accommodate any dietary needs you may require. On their menu, you’ll find gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options. The Café is open for breakfast/brunch from Tuesday to Sunday starting at 7 am until 3 pm. And No reservations are required for brunch.
11. The Root Café – Little Rock
At the Root Café in Little Rock, 100% of all meat, eggs, and bread served comes from small, local Arkansas farms. Everything they can get locally, including cheeses, nuts, and produce, they do. Even their coffee beans are brought in locally from Fidel & Co Coffee based in Arkansas.
Prices are surprisingly affordable with some breakfast sandwiches under $5. A plate of pancakes, omelets, biscuits, and gravy are all available for under $10. Breakfast is served from 8 am until 11 am on Tuesday to Saturday, and on Sunday is open until 2 pm when you can grab a later brunch.
10. Press Waffle Co. – Little Rock
If you love waffles, this is the joint for you. Press Waffle Co. specializes in waffles. In fact, you’d struggle to find a better waffle in Arkansas, let alone the city of Little Rock. The spot is basically the Chipotle of waffles, allowing you to create a waffle just the way you like it. Even as a sandwich!
Press Waffle Co.’s Belgium waffles are fully customizable and are served most days of the week, except Monday. Whether you want a sweet waffle topped with whipped cream and fresh berries or a savory waffle topped with crispy fried chicken tenders, there’s something to suit your tastebuds.
9. The Pancake Shop – Hot Springs
For pancake aficionados, The Pancake Shop in Hot Springs is located in Historic Downton. This historic restaurant has been serving breakfast, exclusively, since 1940, and it’s actually one of the oldest family-owned businesses in the entire state. Service is excellent and friendly the minute you walk inside, but on the weekend, you might prepare to wait.
Nevertheless, it’s worth the wait if you love pancakes. They offer buttermilk pancakes, buckwheat pancakes, blueberry pancakes, banana pancakes, and more! And if find yourself in need of some protein, you’ll find plenty of egg and meat options to choose from as well.
8. Susan’s Restaurant – Springdale
Susan’s Restaurant serves breakfast right at the crack of dawn (6 pm) all the way until 2 pm, making it an ideal spot for brunch. Breakfast specials are only available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday but the place is open seven days a week, and the only days they are closed are Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s.
Prices are crazily affordable at this family-owned restaurant. You can get a plate of biscuits and gravy, potatoes, and two eggs for under $10, or skip the sides and get your biscuits and gravy for just $5. You’ll also have a wide range of omelets to choose from with a ton of available add-ons to customize it to your liking.
7. The Toasted Yolk Café – Little Rock
The Toasted Yolk Café in Little Rock offers the best egg breakfasts you can imagine including a mouth-watering breakfast burrito, a Toasted Yolk sandwich served on sourdough and a Southwest Breakfast Bowl served exclusively for brunch. And while they don’t have traditional eggs benedict, they have a revamped version served as a sandwich called The Arnold.
There are multiple versions of The Arnold available such as the Southern Fried Arnold with fried chicken tenders and the Southwestern Arnold with a spicy kick. On top of that, you’ll have options like fresh donuts and pancakes to satisfy your sweet tooth.
6. Wiederkehr Wine Cellar & Weinkeller Restaurant – Wiederkehr Village
The Wiederkehr Wine Cellar & Weinkeller Restaurant in Wiederkehr Village is known for its wine and German cuisine, but it’s also a great spot to grab a savory brunch. Served from 11 am to 3 pm, the restaurant offers a Swiss Sausage Platter you absolutely have to try.
With it, you’ll get your choice of Knackwurst, Bratwurst, or Smoked Sausage, along with German potatoes and sauerkraut served on the side – and not to forget Dusseldorf mustard and the horseradish for dipping!
The restaurant is open seven days a week, but hours vary depending on the day.
5. Blackberry Market – North Little Rock
At Blackberry Market in North Little Rock, you’ll find simple, fresh brunch essentials like avocado toast, breakfast sandwiches, steel-cut oats, and much, much more. Blackberries are their specialty of course, and you’ll love their homemade biscuits topped with blackberry jam.
Vegan options like avocado toast, veggie stack, and vegan wrap are all available. Most options are available for around $10. Lattes and other espresso drinks are made in-house or enjoy your meal with a mimosa or hot toddy for that extra get-me-up.
4. Pea Farm Bistro – Cabot
The Pea Farm Bistro is a quaint little spot in Cabot that is popular with the locals. The family-friendly restaurant specializes in sandwiches and salads, and you can pretty much find whatever you are looking for. Their BLT, I must say offers a generous amount of bacon and is a must-have – unless you are vegan.
Everything at Pea Farm Bistro is made fresh, including their desserts. Their Jumbo Ghirardelli Chocolate dipped chocolate chip cookies could also be enjoyed at brunch because provided you are an adult, there is literally nobody stopping you from eating a cookie at 11 am.
3. Blue Heaven Restaurant and Bar – Benton
Blue Heaven Restaurant and Bar are one of the finest new establishments in Benton. In addition to sandwiches, Blue Heaven offers huge breakfast plates, build-your-own omelets, Belgium waffles, and French toast, just to name a few. The New Orleans Style Shrimp and Grits is an especially fine choice. For a hearty, protein-packed breakfast, you might want to try their 8 oz Ribeye Steak & Egg brunch.
Of course, Blue Heaven Restaurant and Bar, wouldn’t be much of a bar without an extensive cocktail menu, and on that front, it does not disappoint. The Bar offers plenty of brunch cocktails to choose from including mimosas, coffee-flavored cocktails, Bloody Marys, or anything else your heart desires.
2. Stoby’s Restaurant – Conway
Who is Stoby? I don’t know but his restaurant in Conway is amazing. There are so many breakfast foods to choose from. Whether you are in the mood for a sweet cinnamon roll or breakfast quesadilla, you are sure to find something appealing on their menu. They also have a fantastic selection of jellies that are made in-house!
Seniors at Stoby’s get a 20% breakfast discount. Meanwhile, omelets are available at a reduced price on Tuesdays, and pancakes on Wednesdays. Great prices and great food – you really can’t ask for much more of that. Located in Conway and Russellville, Stoby’s Restaurant is exclusive to Arkansas.
1. Cliff House Inn – Jasper
Cliff House Inn offers a fantastic brunch menu for guests. While their pricing is a little on the high side for some menu items, it’s well worth the money for the food and the experience of eating it. One of the best reasons to go would have to be the atmosphere, as it offers a stunning view of the Arkansas Grand Canyon
Popular choices include their Decadent French, Three Fried Fish Filets, and Chicken Fried Steak Breakfast. Pancakes, waffles, and eggs are available too for under $5. For superb southern cooking, Cliff House Inn in Jasper, Arkansas may be just what you are looking for.
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