Five amazing brunch spots in the River Market

Posted on March 8, 2019

Originally conceived 120 years ago as an elaborate affair for socialites on Sundays, brunch takes on a whole new meaning in the River Market District in downtown Little Rock.  Whether casual or upscale, indoors or out, Saturday or Sunday, get your brunch on in the River Market!

Cache became the River Market’s newest fine dining establishment when it opened in 2014 in the Arcade Building. Cache serves brunch from 10 p.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday and their menu covers the gamut – from traditional Eggs Benedict to Southern favorites like chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits to pizzas and more. Their specialty brunch cocktails menu follows the same trend – traditional mimosas and Bloody Marys to rum chata and specialty cocktails. Enjoy brunch indoors in the immaculately-decorated dining room, or outdoors on their pet-friendly patio.

Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro
Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro – known locally as Dizzy’s – is rich in color, flare and flavor. From the jewel-toned colors to the art adorning the walls, the vibe in this place is just chill. Brunch starts at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. Choose a traditional breakfast complete with bacon, eggs, hash and cheese grits, or specialty migas, mini-quiches, wraps or their delectable blueberry French toast casserole. Stop in this weekend and enjoy your brunch indoors or outdoors on the pet-friendly patio.

Dugan’s Pub
The River Market District’s only traditional Irish pub, Dugan’s, has a brunch menu loaded with favorites like steak and eggs, or chicken and waffles but their Benedict, beignets and farmhouse breakfast are made with an Irish twist. They also offer soups, appetizers and sandwiches from 10 AM – 2 PM on Sundays. Dugan's also offers the choice of brunch indoors with friends or outdoors on their pet-friendly patio for a brunch with your bestie.

Big Whiskey’s
Big Whiskey’s offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. With a menu offering everything you’d expect from traditional fare to the hangover burger, breakfast pizza and cinnamon roll bread pudding, you’re sure to get your fill here. Try one of their five featured brunch drinks if you don’t have a productive day planned. A pet-friendly patio awaits you and your fur baby at Big Whiskey’s.

@The Corner
Located on the western end of the River Market District, @The Corner is a family-owned and operated modern diner. @The Corner features fresh, local ingredients for breakfast and lunch, but most importantly – brunch. Open Saturdays and Sundays until 2 p.m., this is one of the River Market’s most popular brunch spots. @The Corner even offers weekday brunch from 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. all summer.