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Prelude Breakfast Bar in Fayetteville


Prelude Breakfast Bar in Fayetteville is your next stop when you’re hungry for a locally-inspired breakfast or brunch with friends (or by yourself).

Relaxed and casual.

Breakfast brings out the laziness in me. Not the lazy-because-I-AM-lazy kind of lazy. Instead, the lazy-because-it-feels-so-good-to-just-be-relaxed-and-casual kind of lazy!

That describes the Prelude Breakfast Bar in Fayetteville. Located in the Metro District off of Dickson Street (you’ll see it just beyond the Walton Arts Center parking lot), Prelude is an unassuming breakfast, brunch, and lunch spot you may have never known was there. Now that you know, you’ll never have to wonder again where to find an excellent breakfast spot because Prelude is waiting for you.

Prelude Breakfast Bar opened in the summer of 2016. There was no fanfare or over-the-top marketing blowout to announce their open doors. Instead, they quietly opened, the people came, and it’s been a local favorite ever since.

Good, clean food.

While the atmosphere is relaxed and casual, the food is serious. Not stuffy food. Serious food, as in seriously delicious food.

Prelude Breakfast Bar supports the local farmers and growing community. There are no cheap and easy shortcuts. Instead, they believe in good food with wholesome ingredients and minimal processing. Pancake syrup is pure maple syrup, not cheap corn syrup.

Servings are generous – and colorful! You’ll find a vast expanse of ingredients from sweet potatoes, unique mushroom offerings, red potatoes, local honey, and locally-made sourdough.

Their menu changes often as the produce changes seasonally. For example, their Green Mystery Omelet may have spinach, broccoli, and mushrooms at one point of the year, and the broccoli may be switched with pesto or sweet potatoes another time of the year. The point is they care to serve good, clean food. Food you can feel great about eating. And it’s crazy delicious!

Bring on the breakfast!

You have to bring your appetite to Prelude. And maybe your stretchy pants. Or, bring a friend or two so you can experiment with different menu offerings. That’s what friends are for, right?

Pancakes are a must, and it’s their thing! Prelude Breakfast Bar teams up with the Yvonne Richardson Center via the Pages for Pancake project. For every book kids finish reading, they get a point. After a set number of points, they can cash in those points for pancakes at Prelude.

Egg dishes can be ordered beaten (scrambled) or in an omelet. All egg dishes are served with breakfast potatoes or substituted with a salad or fruit.

If you’re gluten-free or vegan, they’ve got you covered! I was happy to see they had turkey bacon and chicken chorizo options. And this isn’t your run-of-the-mill pressed turkey bacon. Instead, it’s the top-of-the-line turkey bacon.

Oh, and don’t forget the hot sauce because they’ve got you covered.

Start your day off right.

 As the word prelude means “an action or event serving as an introduction to something more important,” let Prelude Breakfast Bar be your next introduction to a great day.

Whether you head there for a blowout meal or a cup of coffee with locally-made sourdough toast spread with butter and honey, make plans to get lazier in the morning with a spectacular breakfast, brunch, or lunch at Prelude.

The atmosphere is relaxed, the coffee is hot, the staff is happy, and the food is worth the wait.

Prelude Breakfast Bar

509 W Spring St. Ste. 210
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Metro District off Dickson Street

Monday – Friday 8 AM – 2 PM
Saturday – Sunday 9 AM – 2:30 PM

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Lyndi Fultz helps local foodies explore their Arkansas backyard so that they can be in-the-foodie-know. Follow her on Instagram at @nwafoodie and learn how to "eat happily" at https://simplejoyfulfood.com.

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