Scotland-born restaurant owners Nicola O’Hara and Catherine Clark have been bringing a bit of home to Jacksonville, Arkansas for almost four years.
Wee Betty’s Cafe, located on 9 Crestview Drive, is a taste of Europe, with their menu including Scotch pie, a full Irish breakfast and fish n’ chips.
These traditional dishes aren’t the only thing keeping Wee Betty’s interesting, though, with unique dishes using curry mayo and traditional feasts using roast beef, their menu is full of unique and comforting dishes sure to satisfy the pickiest vagabond.
The restaurant’s decor follows in the menu’s multicultural footsteps, as the walls are lined with European staples — from a telephone booth to a Dr. Who-themed bathroom — and a tea room where groups can meet for high tea.
The restaurant doubles as a novelty shop, which carries homemade cards, mugs, magnets and toys. To O’Hara’s benefit, the store also sell imported foods, candies and drinks, including her favorite soda, Irn Bru.
With everything in the store either homemade or imported, every recipe was perfected by the mother-daughter duo, and each dish is made to order.
“My mom worked at the Children’s Hospital and would always make sausage rolls for potlucks and get togethers,” O’Hara said. “They were really popular, and eventually people would start asking her to make them for holidays and events. That’s how it all got started.”
From there, the family opened the original Wee Betty’s food truck, which primarily worked out of festivals and parades, and then the Jacksonville-based restaurant a year later.
Wee Betty’s is open Thursday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Follow Wee Betty's Cafe on Facebook for more.