The Top Brunch Spots In Hillcrest Historic District, Little Rock, Arkansas

Photo of Andrea Henthorn
28 November 2016

Wake up to the unbeatable charms of Southern hospitality when staying in the Hillcrest Historic District of Little Rock, Arkansas, renowned for being full of chic restaurants, diverse galleries and enthralling shops. And Hillcrest boasts some of the best brunch places in the region too, from Asian fusion restaurants to trendy coffee hot spots. Here’s our definitive guide to brunch in the Hillcrest district.

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Combine Japanese cuisine and Southern hospitality, and the result is Sunday brunch at Kemuri. Guests can choose from a creative fusion of flavors here, elevating the establishment as unique in the area. Options such as green tea pancakes served with berries, ginger, chantilly cream and granola, as well as kimchi pancakes, are just a couple of brunch items popular here.

Address and telephone number: 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, AR 72205, (501) 660-4100

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River City Coffee

An unconventional brunch at River City Coffee might turn out to be the best morning spent on a trip in Little Rock. The venue offers unique blends of coffees and teas, and if those don’t float your boat, the large green porch chairs and chic wooden interior create an atmosphere perfect for relaxing in. Tasty coffee concoctions including raspberry mochas and lavender lattes await guests at River City, an establishment also serving delicious morning pastries and flavorful ice-cream. With over 40 years of experience, River City shows unbeatable expertise when creating an unforgettable brunch.

Address and telephone number: 2913 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72205, (501) 661-1496

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Rosalia’s Family Bakery

Rosalia’s Family Bakery, is dedicated to incorporating a host of Brazilian flavors in the delicious menu they offer. The owners opened the bakery as a sister venue to their Brazilian restaurant Cafe Bossa Nova, and they serve guests here for breakfast and lunch. Customers can order fresh breads or pastries like streusels, brownies and Brazilian cookies, as well as specifically breakfast items such as quiche or empanadas. Rosalia’s can cater to a wide variety of people with the vegetarian, sugar free and gluten free options available.

Address and telephone number: 2701 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, (501) 319-7035

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The Southern Gourmasian

The Southern Gourmasian blends Asian flavors with classic American breakfast dishes. At the restaurant location guests can order brunch items including classic omelettes with Hollandaise, or biscuits and gravy. The establishment also offers unique dishes like the Moco Loco, a mixture of Thai sticky rice, pork shoulder, Korean chili gravy and fried egg. Be sure to pair your brunch entree with orders of steamed buns, perfect with the the slow roasted pork and Sriracha lime butter.

Address and telephone number: 219 W Capitol Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201, (501) 313-5645

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Mylo Coffee Company

Mylo Coffee Company is a family owned business which began life operating from local farmers markets, and grew phenomenally to be the popular venue now sitting in the Hillcrest Historic District. The owners have a commitment to using only raw beans from single farms or estates, and they currently sell whole coffee beans, pour-over coffee, cold brew and espresso drinks. Whilst being committed to selling sustainable food, that doesn’t mean they are short on variety here, with offered breakfast options including bagels, dark chocolate and banana muffins, and scotch eggs.

Address and telephone number: 2715 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72205, 501 747 1880

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