NWA Daily's Guide to Brunch in Fayetteville, AR

By NWA Daily | Published December 17

Here's to all the breakfast and brunch lovers out there. We've compiled a list of our favorite places for morning dining and brunches in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


We give the options for brunch in Fayetteville, AR and A+ from incredible pastries to savory breakfast sandwiches and beyond.

 Little Bread Company

📍116 N Block Ave

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The Little Bread Company is a Fayetteville staple where a sizable variety of items are made from scratch every day. The staff strives to build community with their customers by calling them by name. The breakfast menu consists of 8 breakfast sandwiches all served with breakfast potatoes. The chocolate croissant is a MUST! After breakfast take a walk to the Fayetteville Square.

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Stone Mill Bread Co. 

📍2600 N Gregg Ave.

📍4101 W Sunset Ave

📍2903 S. Walton Blvd

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The people behind Stone Mill Bread Co. have combined what they think are the best ingredients for Stone Mill’s special flavored breads used in almost all the menu items. Have a breakfast sandwich, french toast, kolaches, biscuits, scones, and more for your flavorful first meal of the day. The Stone Mill team will also make bread with your choice of ingredient combinations! Cant make it to the OG Fayetteville location? There are locations in Bentonville and Springdale as well.

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 Southern Food Co

📍3575 W Weddington Dr

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Southern Food Co. has breakfast Tues-Sun and Brunch on the weekends. The flavors here are all a delight and are dubbed as being Nouveau Southern Cuisine. The dishes come from a mix of regional southern home-style experiences and are dashed with a cajun flare with healthy alternatives to bring out the utmost flavorful experience. We recommend the Pork Huevos Rancheros if you make it out on a weekend. 

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Prelude Breakfast Bar

📍509 W Spring St.

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Just off Dickson Street, Prelude Breakfast Bar has earned its spot as a staple for the patrons of downtown Fayetteville. Ranging from a variety of scrumptious pancakes to a flavorful and filling meal, Prelude’s menu offers plenty of alluring options to keep their customers coming back to try the next item on the menu, no matter what their preferences.


Ella's Table

📍465 Arkansas Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701

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Ella's Table at Carnall Hall, located on the U of A campus near Dickson and the Fayetteville Square, is a great spot for a weekend brunch. With a new menu and a talented chef hailing from Southern California, they offer modern American favorites with a creative twist. Their brunch menu includes a variety of breakfast and lunch options, such as the chicken sandwich, the highly recommended eggs benedict, and options on the sweet side such as Pancakes and French Toast

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East Side Grill (Weekend)

📍1838 N Crossover Rd

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East Side Grill is one of the best-rated locations for brunch in Fayetteville with its bar offering killer cocktails for the morning side of the day. There is a “build-your-own” Bloody Mary on the menu as well as other brunch booze concoctions. We highly recommend getting the Country Fries for the table as they come fully loaded with crispy bacon, cheese, country gravy, & a fried egg. 

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Rolling Pin Cafe

📍2565 E Huntsville Rd.

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Open from 6a-2p Tues-Sun, the Rolling Pin Cafe is perfect for all you early birds and late risers out there who want a classic breakfast or brunch made from scratch. The environment is homey and is a great spot for a big group meeting for a morning meal. With our mouths watering, we recommend the cinnamon rolls. 


Arsaga’s Mill District

📍481 S School Ave.

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Approaching each customer with love and care, Arsaga’s has been offering heartwarming service to the city of Fayetteville for 30 years. Arsaga’s Mill District location provides a brunch experience with obvious attention to detail, from the craft of their coffee to the ingredients in each menu item and even the visual design of the restaurant itself. Customers are invited to drink it all in and cherish every little thing. This is one of our go-to locations in NWA.

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Farmer's Table

📍1079 S School Ave

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Located in south Fayetteville in an old home, Farmer's Table has a mindfulness and a passion for sustaining the community are easy to see in what’s on the menu. This award-winning brunch spot sources all of its products locally and operates as a zero waste kitchen with organic ingredients and no GMOs. Though every item on the menu is uniquely tempting, we highly recommend trying their incredible sweet potato pancakes.

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 Margaret Juan Rose

📍704 S Washington Ave

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Locally sourced, reasonably priced, easy to learn menu, on wheels? Yep! Margaret Juan Rose offers all their standard meals for $9.50 (plus tax) with add-ons you can choose to spice up your brunch! This is a great place to bring all your furry friends! Keep an eye out for Margaret Juan Rose at your next local festival.

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 Rick’s Iron Skillet

📍1131 S School Ave.

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Rick's Iron Skillet has been a breakfast and brunch staple of the NWA community for over 25 years with a very local customer base. Ricks will gladly serve you breakfast any time of day because let’s face it, breakfast is too good to happen only once a day! Try their classic omelet options next time you’re there! Come with an empty stomach and enjoy the southern style, home cooked meal.


 Emelia's Kitchen (Weekend)

📍309 W Dickson St

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Emelia’s Kitchen is a quaint Mediterranean kitchen and bar located on Dickson Street, easily accessible while on a Saturday or Sunday morning stroll. This might be the most overlooked and underrated breakfast spot in Fayetteville. If you’re looking for a finer breakfast or brunch, perhaps for a special occasion, this is the place for you. 

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 Mockingbird Kitchen (Weekend)

📍1466 N College Ave.

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Stop at the Mockingbird Kitchen for some Modern Ozark Cuisine to start your day. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10-2p. The kitchen has vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options prepared with local and seasonal ingredients, so there’s something delicious and well made for everyone. 

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 Cafe Ru Orleans (Sunday Brunch)

📍1150 N College Ave.

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Cafe Ru Orleans has been voted Best Brunch in NWA since 2004, and it’s no surprise why. The cafe serves Sunday brunch 10-2p with all the best parts of its New Orleans style cooking. Each brunch special comes with seasonal fruit and a choice of grits or jazzy potatoes. Popular items are the Creole Omelete, Shrimp & Grits, and the French Toast. 

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