David Yerby

The coffee industry is booming in Arkansas, and it's not slowing down any time soon. From Fidel & Co. Roasters roasting their own ethically-sourced beans to Three Fold Noodles + Dumplings Co.’s much anticipated second location in West Little Rock—set to debut breakfast and a coffee bar—you don’t want to miss all the delicious brews being poured right here in central Arkansas.

Fidel & Co. Roasters | @fidelandco
A tucked away treasure in East Village that serves ethically-sourced coffee beans roasted in-house alongside a robust menu of breakfast breads, açaí bowls and more. New River Market location debuting winter 2022.

Mylo Coffee Co. | @mylocoffeeco
Loved locally for its strong pour-overs and creative lattes, as well as its scrumptious pastries. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences students are regulars here, as this hip Hillcrest hangout lends itself to studying, socializing and conducting business.

Nexus Coffee & Creative | @nexuscoffeear
Nexus hosts a variety of events, such as trivia nights and art shows, to bring the community together downtown (after all, nexus means “a point of connection”). Try the “Sleepy Beekeeper,” a nitro cold brew or seasonal chai latte.

Mugs Coffee Co. @mugscoffeecompany
The Heights location has the perfect pet-friendly patio and Argenta has a large, open floor concept space great for meetings and catching up with friends. Try their fan-favorite Mayan Mocha with cayenne pepper.

The Dark Side Coffee Co. |@darksidecoffeecompany
If you’re in a rush and need something sugary sweet, stop by Dark Side Coffee Co. in North Little Rock for their Star Wars-themed drinks. 

Koffee with a Kause | @koffeewithakausebenton
A Benton treasure. Locals love the scones, made fresh by the owner’s wife, and favor coffee creations from this shop’s specialty fall and holiday menus.

Zetêo Coffee | @zeteocoffee
Zetêo is passionate about serving quality coffee and supporting the ever-growing community of Conway. You’ll want to try their famous “Up All Night” espresso-coke concoction along with their creamy Italian soda for a refreshing bubbly drink. 

River City Coffee | @rivercitycoffeelr
A Hillcrest staple for more than 40 years, this quirky cafe is always spinning records, showcasing local artists' work on its walls and serving some of the best barista creations in town.