It took a good deal of effort to come up with the seven breakfast joints I visited last week. I looked specifically this time for places that weren’t well-known for their morning meal (Community Bakery excluded) and that weren’t connected to a national chain operation. The search took me all the way down the interstate to Gurdon and up to Cabot. Not all THAT far, but a good deal of traveling distance between the two.
So have the fast food and national chains won this battle here? And if so, why? Is it a time factor (ie, rushing to get to work on time)? Location? Or is it just easy and comfortable to grab a meal in a place you already know about?
I’m well over the 200 restaurant mark on Eat Arkansas… but breakfast is still my weak suit. Of the breakfasts I’ve had the chance to enjoy, I’ve covered:
Argenta Market (Little Rock)
B-Side (Little Rock)
Casa Manana (Little Rock)
Community Bakery (Little Rock)
Dave and Ray’s Downtown Diner (Little Rock)
Delicious Temptations (Little Rock)
Ed and Kay’s (Benton)
Hayestack Café (Ferndale)
Kierre’s Kountry Kitchen (North Little Rock/Maumelle)
Pancake Shop (Hot Springs)
Satellite Café (Little Rock - currently being remodeled)
South Fork Restaurant (Gurdon)
The Diner (Cabot)
The Purple Cow (Little Rock)
So I’d like to hear your thoughts. Where’s your favorite place to have breakfast? What have I missed? Where should I go for my breakfast-time research? What do you want to see served up at Arkansas breakfast joints? Here’s your chance to use our new fabulous bells-and-whistles website and voice your opinion. All interaction much appreciated.