There are 24 coffee shops in Arkansas that you won’t want to miss. Amazing brews, friendly staff and delicious coffee creations that are delightful anytime of day.
When I was in college, I enjoyed a good cup of coffee. I usually loaded it down with plenty of milk and sugar so that, by the time I was done “doctoring” it, there wasn’t much coffee flavor left. I guess I was more of a milk and sugar kind of gal. But, there is something about a cup of coffee (no matter how you like it) that’s comforting.
Now, I love coffee black or “doctored.” I also know a good brew from a burnt, store brand. At home, I make coffee in a French press, percolator and a slow drip manual contraption. I love how the various ways to brew bring out different flavors.
This brings me to the topic of where to get the best cup of coffee in Arkansas. I polled fellow Arkansans and was surprised at the passion behind this question. Arkansans love their coffee and they all have their favorite place to get it.
If you’re out and around in the Natural State looking for the best cup of java, you will want to make sure you stop in one of these amazing Arkansas coffee shops. They have the best. Trust me.
Best Coffee Shops in Arkansas
These were voted on by the Arkansans who love them! In no particular order…
1. Campfire Coffee Bar
My friend Matt owns Campfire Coffee Bar. This guy knows good coffee! What makes Campfire Coffee Bar unique (and such an asset to Arkansas) is that it’s a mobile coffee shop!
“Campfire Coffee Bar is a mobile service that brings quality coffee to your event.” -source
Weddings, corporate events, family reunions, etc. Campfire Coffee Bar will make your experience 100x better!
To find out where they are today, follow Campfire Coffee Bar on Facebook.
P.S. They have also been named on our list of FUN Things to Do in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
2. Mugs Coffee Company
So many Arkansans call Mugs Coffee Company their go-to place for excellent coffee. But don’t just stop with their coffee. Mugs is also a cafe. The breakfast tacos are a must!
You can find them in two amazing locations:
The Heights – 5719 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock
Argenta – 515 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114
3. 7 Brew Coffee in NWA Arkansas
7 Brew Coffee is one of those coffee shops that Arkansans can’t stop raving about. Anytime I ask our readers, “Where’s a good place to get coffee in Arkansas?” someone always says “7 Brew”!
They have multiple convenient locations around Northwest Arkansas including Rogers, Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale, Lowel, Tontitown and Siloam Springs.
In fact, they were even listed as one of our FAVORITE things to do in Bentonville, Arkansas!
4. Onyx Coffee Lab in Fayetteville
Not only is my friend Matt from Campfire Coffee Bar great at what he does, he’s also an all-around amazing person. Back when I interviewed him about the BEST things to do in Fayetteville, he recommended Onyx Coffee Lab as one of the best places to get coffee in Northwest Arkansas even though he owns a coffee bar himself.
I love seeing Arkansans support each other!
Onyx Coffee Lab is a HUGE favorite in NWA. You won’t want to miss it!
Pro tip: Don’t miss their delicious cold brews.
“Locally Roasted, Ethically Traded, Carefully Profiled Coffee. A Community oriented Cafe.” -source
You’ll find Onyx Coffee Lab in multiple locations around Northwest Arkansas.
5. Heroes Coffee Company in Bentonville
Heroes Coffee Company in Bentonville is famous for their amazing coffee and cool vibe. Folks love to order up their favorite coffee and sit outside with friends to talk. It’s a great spot and one Arkansas coffee shop you definitely won’t want to miss!
“Roastery & Cafe in downtown Bentonville and new Cafe Located in Pinnacle area of Rogers Arkansas. Specialty Small Batch Coffee Roaster and Wholesale Coffee Supplies.” -source
P.S. Their fruit smoothies are rockin’ too!
You’ll find Heroes Coffee here:
124 SW 8th St, Bentonville AR 72712
and here…5102 Pauline Whitaker Pkwy, Rogers AR 72758
6. MidTown Coffee in Russellville
MidTown Coffee is one of those places that just makes you want to sit down and enjoy a delicious drink with friends. The atmosphere is so welcoming and the staff instantly feel like people you’ve always known.
I truly love the town of Russellville! It’s a growing town that will forever have that small town feel. There’s nothing like it.
When you’re there, be sure to stop in at MidTown Coffee and grab a drink. Pro tip: When the Scarecrow is on the menu, you won’t want to miss it!
“Lattes, Espresso, Cappuccino, Frappes, Chai, Protein Shakes, Smoothies. Free Wi-Fi. Relaxed environment perfect for meetings, get-togethers, studying, games, etc… Hometown-owned and operated.
Quality Coffee, Quality Service & Quality Atmosphere!
Groups are welcome!” -source
They have several great locations in the River Valley. Check out the Midtown Coffee website to find them all!
7. Mocha Jo’s Coffee Company in Wynne
Folks can’t stop talking about Mocha Jo’s in Wynne. The drinks, the delightful staff, the value…Mocha Jo’s has it all!
One visit to Mocha Jo’s and you’ll be hooked. They’ll even add scripture or a quote on the outside of your cup that will inspire your entire day.
Don’t miss their White Caramel coffee! Just thinking about it makes me want to get in the car and drive to Wynne!
“We are a drive-thru coffee shop that is a treat for the whole family. We have delicious coffees as well as RedBull infusions, Sprite infusions, lemonade infusions and Cremosas.” -source
Be sure to grab a bagel while you’re there. It’s an excellent addition to your morning coffee.
You’ll find Mocha Jo’s here:
1881 Falls Blvd, Wynne, AR 72396
8. Dark Side Coffee Co. in North Little Rock
At Dark Side Coffee, you’ll never feel like you’re just another name on a paper cup. Their staff is amazing and they are happy to create any drink you want.
I can’t tell you how many people visit Dark Side Coffee for the first time and say it’s the best coffee they’ve ever had!
Dark Side Coffee Co.: “Come to the Dark Side…the coffee is tempting. Flame Roasted coffees from all over the world. Small batch is their specialty. Personalize your roast.” –source
P.S. Are you wondering what the “dark side” is all about? Just ask a Star Wars fan!
You’ll find Dark Side Coffee Company here:
4621 JFK Blvd North Little Rock, AR 72116
9. Mel’s Mudd Coffee and Espresso in Beebe
If you’re looking for super friendly staff, fast service and insanely good coffee, Mel’s Mudd is the place to be in Beebe! They put the “big chain” coffee shop to shame…you know who I’m talking about…
Don’t miss their Iced Caramel Latte for sure! Also, when the heat is on in Arkansas, their lemonades really hit the spot.
“We specialize in handcrafted drinks.” -source
You’ll find Mel’s here:
1706 West Center Street Beebe, AR 72012
10. Jitterbug Coffee House in Heber Springs
I still remember my first trip to Jitterbug. It was a cold February day in Arkansas. My husband and I were enjoying the shops on Main Street in Heber Springs when we noticed the coffee shop. We decided to stop in and get warm.
Immediately, the atmosphere was welcoming and the scent of coffee was alluring. We placed our orders and claimed a table by the window. There was a local band playing Bluegrass music and everyone was having a delightful time. I’ll never forget it!
“We are a locally owned and operated coffee shop and cafe on Main S. in downtown Heber Springs. We serve lunch Monday thru Saturday 11 am – 2 pm. Our specialties include gourmet espresso and coffee drinks, delicious soups and sandwiches, hand-dipped Yarnell’s ice cream, Italian cream sodas, and delicious fruit smoothies. We have free wi-fi, locally roasted coffee, and a great atmosphere for the whole family. Come see us!” -source
Head on over to Jitterbug Coffee House and make some delightful memories of your own!
Pro tip: EVERYTHING on their menu is amazing! Don’t forget to stop in for lunch too.
You’ll find them here:
109 W Main St., Heber Springs, AR 72543
While you’re in town, don’t miss all the FUN Things to Do in Heber Springs, Arkansas!
11. Leiva’s Coffee in Little Rock
Leiva’s Coffee is truly unique. They actually grow their own coffee in rural Guatemala then roast it here in Little Rock, Arkansas!
“We are a micro-roasting company located in Little Rock AR. We grow, import, and process all of our coffees from our family farm in rural Guatemala. We’re passionate about fighting for the rights of coffee farmers around the world; Direct-Trade at its best. In July 2021 we opened the Leivas Express–a coffee truck serving signature drink creations in the heart of Arkansas.” -source
You can read more about their amazing story on the Leiva’s Coffee Website. It’s truly inspiring.
Pro tip: Don’t miss the Queen Bee (made with local honey!) or the Dulce Luna. Be sure to grab a pastry while you’re there! Champurradas are delicious with a cup of hot coffee!
12. River City Coffee in Little Rock
Even first time customers are made to feel welcome and are treated like regulars at River City Coffee. They are known for their hospitality, cozy atmosphere and amazing creations!
It’s that kind of little neighborhood coffee shop that makes you want to come back day after day.
“Where the quirky get caffeinated. A coffee shop providing a warm atmosphere, a welcoming staff, free wifi, and just the right amount of Hillcrest charm.
Good vibes. Good music. Good coffee.” -source
You’ll find River City Coffee here:
2913 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, AR 72205
13. Retro Roasts in Russellville
Russellville, oh Russellville. How I love thee!
Honestly, I’ve said it 100 times but I love Russellville.
If you love coffee with a friendly atmosphere in an amazing town, just take yourself over to Retro Roasts immediately! They even roast their own beans, y’all.
“We are a small operation in Russellville, Arkansas whose goal is to make great coffee for great people. (That’s you.) One way we’re doing that is by throwing some interesting local history into our business model. So, whether you want to know more about Russellville or not- you’re going to. Think of it as free conversation starters. You’re welcome.” -source
You’ll find Retro Roasts here:
108 N Commerce Ave., Russellville, AR
14. Midnight Oil Coffeehouse in Searcy
I lo-o-o-ove this little coffee shop! Before our second and third children were born, my husband and I took mini vacations to Searcy. I love that little town. We did a little shopping, found some cool restaurants and ran across this intriguing coffee shop. We couldn’t help but stop in.
What makes Midnight Oil Coffeehouse one of the best coffee shops in Arkansas is the quirky yet tasteful atmosphere, the laid back vibe and the quality coffee options.
I stop in every time I’m in town!
“A coffeehouse located in Searcy, Arkansas that serves specialty coffee, lunch food and homemade baked goods.” -source
You’ll find Midnight Oil here:
801 E Race Ave., Searcy, AR 72143
15. MorningSide Coffee House in Batesville
What I love about this Arkansas coffee shop (besides their amazing coffee) is their willingness to make accommodations for anyone with food sensitivities. They will read ingredients to you to make sure nothing goes into your drink that you are allergic to while making you feel welcome and appreciated. This place rocks.
Fully “leaded”, decaf, sugar free, gluten free goodies…they can do it all!
Pro tip: Don’t miss their amazing sweet treats too!
You’ll find MorningSide Coffee House here:
616 Harrison St., Batesville, AR 72501
16. Guillermo’s Gourmet Coffee in Little Rock
What’s better than sipping your coffee while watching fresh coffee beans in the roaster?
I’ll help you out: Nothing!
Guillermo’s is known for their freshly roasted coffee and their chill environment. Folks love to hang out here and maybe even play a board game or two.
Pro tip: Don’t miss their seasonal drinks! Their brown sugar cinnamon latte is insanely good!
Also, Guillermo’s is a coffee shop by day and a bar by night.
“Coffee, Tea, and Roastery Retail Coffee Shop (plus we also serve breakfast, lunch, native beer & wine along with exquisite appetizers)” –source
You’ll find Guillermo’s here:
10700 N Rodney Parham Rd, Ste A2, Little Rock, AR 72212
17. The Pinto Coffee and Comida in Batesville
Y’all. Not only does this amazing Arkansas coffee shop serve up delicious brews but their food is ridiculously good!
This place does it all and they do it very well.
“The Pinto coffee and comida is a full service espresso/coffee shop, we serve Mexican dishes with a southern flair, and we provide free WiFi.” -source
You’ll find The Pinto Coffee and Comida here:
100 E. Main Street, Batesville, AR 72501
This coffee shop also serves summer drinks made with Cave City watermelons. Those happen to be one of many awesome things you can only get in Arkansas!
18. Cove Coffee in Mountain Home
Reasonable prices and high quality coffee creations…that’s what you’ll find at this amazing Arkansas coffee shop.
I love that Cove Coffee is located on the square in downtown Mountain Home. You can order up a “Space Cowboy” and settle in with a good book or grab a smoothie and stroll through the downtown Farmer’s Market.
“Gourmet coffee, tea, and baked goods with a relaxed, cool atmosphere.” -source
Pro tip: Don’t miss their selection of teas!
Cove Coffee can be found here:
714 South Baker Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653
19. Grinds Coffee Co. in Cabot
Also listed as one of our favorite things to do in Cabot, Arkansas. Grinds Coffee is definitely a “don’t miss” kind off coffee shop. Their coffee is delicious and their food is amazing!
Grinds Coffee Company: “Great Hot/Iced & Blended Espresso/Coffee Drinks, Real Ice Cream Shakes, Smoothies, Sandwiches, Salads, Wraps & much more! Free Wi-fi. Dine in – Take Out – drive thru – After hours Private Parties – Catering. We do it all!” –source
You’ll find Grinds Coffee Co. here:
1904 S Pine St., Cabot, AR 72023
Cabot also boasts one of the BEST Arkansas Soap Companies!
20. Indigo Blue Coffeehouse in Pine Bluff
Indigo Blue combines great coffee and history all in one place. You will love the historic building that houses this amazing coffee house and the live music is unbeatable!
“A quaint coffeehouse located in a historic building in the downtown commercial district.” -source
Pro tip: Indigo Blue also serves up delicious food!
You’ll find Indigo Blue Coffeehouse here:
212 West Barraque Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71601
21. Fort Smith Coffee Company
Fort Smith Coffee Co. is a favorite Arkansas coffee shop among my Fort Smith friends and it’s no wonder. They are amazing!
Everyone raves about the welcoming staff, the insanely good (freshly roasted) coffee and the delicious food choices. Don’t miss this awesome coffee shop!
“We roast all of our coffee on-site, employ skilled baristas and do pretty much everything from scratch – from our house made syrups, to our fresh assortment of pastries. We create space for connection, community and relationships to thrive. We believe a lot can happen, over a good cup of coffee!” -source
You’ll find Fort Smith Coffee Company here:
1101 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901
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22. The Humble Crumb in Sherwood
If you haven’t visited The Humble Crumb, you haven’t lived. It’s not only a great place to grab a cup of coffee but the baked goods are out of this world!
They were also named one of our FAVORITE things to do in Sherwood, Arkansas.
The Humble Crumb Bakery is “a tiny boutique community bakery” in Sherwood. “In 2012, Ruth and her daughter-in-law, Betsy, made up a little plan. They wanted a fun hobby, so they decided that Ruth should bake [her famous] Cinnamon Rolls every Tuesday and Betsy would pick them up at 3 o’clock and drive over to the 4 o’clock Sherwood Farmer’s Market (on Country Club Road at the time) every Tuesday night.” Business continued to grow with their determination and now you can find them in their own restaurant at 110 Loop Road in Sherwood!” –source
Pro top: They serve Tuesday Tea on the first Tuesday of every month. You don’t want to miss this fun experience. Be sure to make reservations on their website!
Oh, and their cinnamon rolls will knock your socks off.
You’ll find The Humble Crumb here:
110 Loop Road, Sherwood, AR, 72120
23. Brew YaYa Coffee + Roaster in Cabot
Are you looking for something new and delicious? How about a White Chocolate Blueberry Muffin and a latte? That hits the spot!
In fact, everything here is good. Just take a drive over to Cabot and find out for yourself!
“Coffee shop based in Cabot, Arkansas. Serving fine espresso + Mediterranean food + homemade pastries and more!” -source
You’ll find Brew YaYa here:
2800 S 2nd St., Ste A, Cabot, AR 72023
24. Red Kite Coffee Company in Fayetteville
Amazing baristas, Cozy atmosphere and delicious coffee…Red Kite is top notch!
They even have special treats for your favorite pup!
You’ll find Red Kite Coffee Company here:
1852 N Crossover Rd., Fayetteville, AR 72701
BEST Coffee Shops in Arkansas
Don’t see your favorite Arkansas coffee shop? Leave us a comment and we’ll check it out! We’re always up for a road trip if it ends with great coffee!