Here at The Empress, we’d like to think we are a bit of an authority on both beds AND breakfasts! So, it should come as no surprise that we have the scoop on the best restaurants for Sunday brunch in Little Rock. Of course, we’d love for you to stay with us, but when you leave, please check out these local faves and let us know what you think!
Biggest Brunch Menu in Little Rock
Chef Abernathy and the crew at Loca Luna have had a longstanding Sunday Brunch that has been voted “Best Brunch” by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Arkansas Times, AY Magazine, At Home in Arkansas, and Sync Weekly. The “Champagne Brunch” boasts plenty of breakfast specialty items as well as their salads, sandwiches and brick oven pizzas!
Best New Brunch in Little Rock
Raduno is the new kid on the block of SOMA, but they’ve been doing brunch for a while now and not just pizzas! You can also get lemon ricotta pancakes, French Toast and Lox among other selections. The menu is limited, but perfect for this new Main Street staple. They’ve also just added a great patio for enjoying the fall weather!
Best Brunch in Little Rock You Didn’t Know About
B-Side cafe is the “alter ego” of Lilly’s Dim Sum. Only open Saturday and Sunday from 8-2PM, It is difficult to get a seat in this “secret” restaurant. Come inside the Lilly’s Dim Sum location in Market Street Shopping Center off Rodney Parham and you will find an eclectic mix of folks from after church diners, to just got out of bed teenagers. The Menu is just large enough with selections like Farmer’s Hash (add the two poached eggs!), Biscuit Mountain (get the bacon bridge), and Bacon Wrapped French Toast Kebabs.
Just down the street from The Empress is The Root Cafe. For local foodies, it doesn’t get much better than this. Sustainable practices, local food and community serving are all things that describe this tiny Main Street start up. Since 2009 The Root has continued to make good on the promise of sourcing from local farmers and list what ingredients they buy right on their website. With grants they have received from HLN TV and Chase bank, they may be opening soon for dinner. Right now it’s breakfast that is the standout. The Biscuits and Gravy are much talked about and it’s the only place in town to get a Tofu Scramble.
‘Sunday Best’ Brunch
Looking to do brunch in more posh setting? Cache restaurant in the Rivermarket has you covered. Chic and modern decor and open air kitchen are both featured in this busy downtown eatery. Cache has been serving brunch for over a year now, but it is still considered one of the areas best kept secrets. There is no menu posted on their website, however, a quick glance at their facebook page shows rave reviews for their Sunday brunch. Classic items like omelettes and Eggs Benedict are served alongside French-press coffee. Cache oozes atmosphere which makes it a MUST on our list.