Ask and you shall receive. When Central Arkansas begged for more brunch options – local restaurants responded – and with gusto. Whether you need a little hair of the dog or you’re looking to experience a classy, champagne brunch, Rock City has enough options these days for every type of brunch-goer. Check out a few of our favorite spots below.
Lost Forty Brewing – If you’d rather brunch with beer, check out what Lost Forty has cooking on Sunday mornings. The Beermosas are definitely worth writing home about. This is a brunch even grandma and grandpa will like – from seasonal omelets, sandwiches, and of course, biscuits with sausage gravy, the menu is versatile. Don’t forget to try the pancakes – they’re made with spent grains. Serving till 3 p.m.
The Fold Botanas & Bar – Brunch with a twist, best enjoyed from the eatery’s eclectic patio setting. Tacos and margaritas are all good options, but there are always a few specials with an egg or two for the pickiest of brunch-goers.
Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom – What’s perfect the day after partying hard? How about pizza + alcohol – Raduno has that in their Cold Pizza Bloody Mary. For brunch think breakfast pizza, seasonal specials, crisp salads, and a delectable cocktail menu. You can catch the SOMA staple on Saturdays and Sundays, until 3 p.m. Follow their Instagram account for early bird and other drink specials.
Dugan’s Pub Little Rock – Dugan’s has some of the best pub food in Little Rock, so why not enjoy it Sunday morning with a Bloody Mary or Mimosa?
Rebel Kettle – One of the best brewery lunches around. You can find several cajun inspired dishes, some unexpected twists like sweet potato biscuits, and more. Just don’t ask for anything vegetarian, this is a lard loving spot.
Samantha’s Tap Room – The Main street revival joins in on the brunch boom, Saturdays at least. Samantha’s serves up a traditional southern brunch full of local meats along with an always stellar lineup of cocktails, beer, and wine.
Trio’s Restaurant – A staple in the food community for over 30 years, Trio’s is a good a spot as any to enjoy Sunday brunch. Try the Huevos Motuleños – two fried eggs served over local corn tortillas topped with black beans, tomatillo salsa, green peas, feta cheese, red salsa fresca – with fried bananas on the side. For the less adventurous, try other favorites including the quiche, benedicts, or breakfast quesadilla. Serving 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Loca Luna – A standard in Little Rock’s brunch scene for over a decade, Loca Luna offers a wide range of choices on a Sunday morning. The Breakfast casserole is out of sight, and more than a people swear by their Bloody Marys. Catch them on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Red Door – Standard drinks and champagne bottle specials continue nearby at Red Door. The skillets are great to share, and the benedicts come in a myriad of flavors – Classic, Lobster/Crabcake and Florentine. Don’t skimp on the Chicken and Waffles. Bonus – you can enjoy brunch any day of the week.
SO Restaurant and Bar – If you’re looking for something classy, hit up the Hillcrest staple. The breakfast tacos are on point, and where else can you get duck confit hash? Bonus: this Bloody Mary is pretty hard to beat. Serving 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
At The Corner – I’ve truly enjoyed watching this place blossom over the past year or so. The brunch is possibly tops in the Rock, with a friendly staff and quality food. If you want their special hash of the day you better get there before 11 a.m. – sometimes earlier. From French Press coffee to a new cocktail specials – this place is rocking. Just give it a try – you won’t be disappointed. Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
South on Main – You can’t talk about local brunch without mentioning South on Main. The restaurant boasts of some of the best brunch cocktails in town – including their Sweet Potato Lemonade, the Bourbon Milk Punch, and the Dogtown Lady – to name a few. Try the S.E.C, the Smoked Brisket Hash, and anything they have on special. Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cache Restaurant – Three words. Shrimp and Grits. Try them. For Southern dining with an upscale flair, you have to try Cache. There’s often music in the background to accompany the standard but creative menu. If you’re feeling sweet, check out the Chicken and Waffle.
Kemuri – Where else can you get Green Tea Pancakes? Don’t forgo trying the menu at Kemuri, you can keep it traditional with eggs your way or order outside of the box with Kimchi Pancakes.
YaYa’s Euro Bistro – The only way to buffet brunch in Rock City, YaYa’s is an experience in and of itself. Order a few core items from their menu – like French Toast and Eggs Benedict – or just head straight to the all-encompassing buffet line. You’ll want to try a little bit of everything – from prime rib and freshly made pasta to scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage. Serving Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
One Eleven at the Capital – Probably one of the best places to go to grab brunch when a holiday rolls around or you’re celebrating a milestone. The menu changes frequently depending, but you’re not likely to go wrong with anything you order. Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
B-Side – When heading to this eatery, be patient. The small space is always packed on Sundays, with a line snaking out the door. Their bubbles come with fresh squeezed orange juice, and you can truly taste the difference. Favorites include powdered beignets, a solid eggs benedict, and delicious pancakes. Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pizza D’s – If you partied too hard on Saturday night, continue the party into the morning at Pizza D’s. You’re guaranteed a good, slightly greasy, but perfect hangover cure. Pro tip – don’t skimp on the biscuits and gravy.
The Root Cafe – Breakfast items at the Root are especially delicious on Sundays. Everything is pretty amazing, but you have to try their pancakes (especially if they’re the vegan special), and the sausage, egg and biscuit with jam is killer. Look for their homemade poptarts. You’ll be glad you did.
Leo’s Greek Castle – The only place in town to order a Greek Omelette, complete with mouth-watering lamb. You’d be hard pressed to find a better order of scrambled eggs and toast in town. Plus, Leo’s has one of the best deals on Mimosas. Check them out Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Skinny J’s Argenta – This is the perfect place to gather with family and friends on Sunday morning. The menu has a little something for everyone – but you absolutely have to try their Chicken Eggs Benedict. The combo of juicy fried chicken on a savory biscuit with gravy will leave you more than satisfied. Serving Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
U S Pizza Company – Best known for breakfast pizzas, frittatas, and bottle champagne deals. Be sure and try the Sunday Warrior, and bring your friends. The champagne gods will thank you. Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.