What makes a hole-in-the-wall restaurant feel like such a treat? Maybe it’s the quaint charm, or the super-chill atmosphere, or the fact that it feels a little bit like a well-kept secret. Dani’s Flour Pot Bakery has all those elements—and great breakfast fare to boot.
The sweet little shop, which will soon change its name to Sleepy Opossum Cafe, is located inside The Royal at Rountree’s hopping Pickwick and Cherry intersection. In the morning, Dani’s Flour Pot Bakery uses the space to serve breakfast and lunch, and in the evening The Royal slings cocktails and snacks.
On a recent and frigid winter morning, I popped in to give owner Dani Hunnell’s breakfast fare a try, and it felt like such a relief from the chill to walk into the warm, sunny and charmingly decorated space that delivers strong Wes Anderson vibes.
The menu is a mix of breakfast fare that looks pretty traditional at first glance but actually holds some creative surprises. Instead of pie crust, the quiche is surrounded by a layer of hash browns. The breakfast tacos feature a spicy-sweet sriracha syrup. Even the hot cocoa is outside the expected; it’s a Mexican hot chocolate.
I knew I had to try one of the quiches. They are filled with seasonal ingredients, often from local farms, so the options change. On my visit, they were offering one that was made with caramelized pumpkin and gorgonzola cheese.
I found a cozy table with sofa seating and a view out the window. When the quiche arrived (along with an excellent mug of coffee from the popular Bentonville coffee shop Onyx), I was immediately charmed. Everything was served on mismatched plates and cups, all with a sweet vintage vibe.