15 Central Arkansas Coffee Shops to Visit
Late nights, early mornings, nonstop days. Many busy parents can't get through their daily routines without a dose of caffeine.
So, here's where you can get your coffee at 15 shops in Little Rock and North Little Rock — whether you like it hot or iced.
1. Nexus Coffee & Creative
Standalone Shop: 301B President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
Nexus Nook: Inside CALS Main Library, 100 Rock St., Little Rock
Try: Nitro cold brew coffee in four unique flavors: chocolate stout, blueberry basil, raspberry lemonade, arnold palmer
For Kids: Fresh fruit smoothies or a hot chocolate when the weather is chilly.
610 President Clinton Ave., Suite 101, Little Rock
Try: Mobile order online and your drink will be ready when you pull up! No need to get the kids out.
For Kids: A special kids lunch menu features several sandwich options made just their size.
3. Blue Sail Coffee Roasters
417 Main St., Little Rock
Try: The signature Shakerato is a refreshing combination of espresso, creamy milk, and brown sugar, shaken over ice.
For Kids: This is a small, work-oriented space, so it may not be the best shop to visit when the kids are with you.
1920 N. Grant St., Little Rock
1417 S. Main St., Little Rock
Try: Head over for brunch and enjoy fried chicken and grits with your coffee.
For Kids: An outdoor patio area at The Heights location on Grant Street lets you not worry about kids playing while you sip your drink.
5. Community Bakery
1200 Main St., Little Rock
270 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock
Try: An espresso shake is the perfect afternoon drink on a hot day: coffee ice cream, milk and a shot of espresso.
For Kids: Community Baker is known for their delicious iced sugar cookies. (You're going to want one for yourself, too.)
6. Guillermo’s Gourmet Coffee
10700 Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
Try: Beans from around the world are what make Guillermo's special. Try a different roast each time.
For Kids: Board games at the shop make for a fun and competitive afternoon.
7. Mugs Café
515 Main St., North Little Rock
Coming Soon: Second location in The Heights
Try: Eiskaffee, an ice cream coffee float made with Loblolly vanilla bean ice cream, and topped with whipped cream and Ghirardelli chocolate.
For Kids: Saturday morning pancake breakfasts are a hit with the whole family! Follow along on Instagram for each week's flavor announcement.
8. River City Coffee
2913 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
Try: The “Drip of the Day,” which ranges from exotic varieties like Sumatran Mandheling to satisfying sweets like Crème Brulee.
For Kids: This artsy, quirky spot isn't necessarily designed with kids in mind, but they're sure to be facinated by the vinyls and turntable playing in the space.
9. Honey Pies
315 N. Bowman Road, Suite 14, Little Rock
Try: The signature Good Morning Honey Latte is a delightful blend of honey and cinnamon.
For Kids: In addition to delicious sweet treats and pie, kids get an entire area outfitted with kid-sized tables and chairs, coloring sheets, crayons and more.
10. The Meteor Café
1001 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
Try: Keep it basic with a cup of house brew, which changes frequently as new roasts arrive.
For Kids: An outdoor patio space is perfect for chatty toddlers and an salted pecan chocolate chip cookie is a tasty treat.
11. Revival Coffee
400 West Capitol Ave., Suite 100A, Little Rock
Try: Coffee soda available on tap or canned is a unique treat available seasonally at this shop.
For Kids: This is more of a working space, as the shop is located in the Regions building downtown.
12. 2Twenty1 Coffee
221 W. 2nd St., Little Rock
Try: Refreshing cold teas — some caffeinated and other decaf — are a light option. Try the Patagonia Super Berry Tea for a bright summer drink.
For Kids: Even kids can feel a little fancy ordering hot chocolate, which is made with Gahanna single-origin dark chocolate.
13. Yogurt Mountain
12319 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock
Try: The affogoto is espresso over frozen yogurt. The perfect summer treat!
For Kids: Since this space doubles as a coffee shop and frozen yogurt shop, kids can go down the line and pile the toppings high on whatever combination of yogurt flavors they would like.
14. Mylo Coffee Co.
2715 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
Try: House-made maple syrup in a hot or iced latte — just the right amount of sweet!
For Kids: Pull-apart monkey bread is a sweet and tasty treat.
5018 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
Try: Keep it simple with a cappucino and enjoy a mini loaf of banana bread on the side — all to yourself.
For Kids: Breakfast bites from Community Bakery are available in the shop!