Here in the northwest corner of the Natural State, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to caffeine. In addition to numerous Starbucks locations and some Dunkin’ Donuts, we have these great spots to get your morning jolt.
This is the place for true coffee aficionados – those who have distinct opinions re: pour over vs. cold brew. With multiple locations around NWA, Onyx is a destination for the cool kids (but not super convenient for, like, actual kids).
Addresses: 2418 N. Gregg Ave., Fayetteville, AR;
7508 W. Sunset Ave., Springdale, AR;
100 NW 2nd St. #106 , Bentonville, AR
Located just off the Bentonville Square, the folks at 211 pride themselves in their relationships with the roasters from which they source. This allows them to control the quality of the product and conditions of the workers. With options including Aeropress, Chemex, V60, and French Press, there is something for coffee lovers of all stripes.
Address: 106 SW 2nd Street, Bentonville, Arkansas
Arsaga’s is a Fayetteville institution, with locations at the University of Arkansas Law Library, the Fayetteville Public Library, a stand at the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market, and the Depot, which serves and impressive brunch menu. Their newest location is on Church and Center in downtown Fayetteville.
I have made no secret of my love for Bolder Coffee, its staff, and its wide array of menu items. In addition to being a yummy a.m. coffee stop, this is a great place to hit up if you are meeting your friend who doesn’t drink coffee, with many non-caffeinated options as well as delish espresso and cold brew.
In addition to its original location off of Exit 86, Kennedy has opened a new spot on Walton, nearer to the Walmart Home Office. Don’t worry – it still has all your favorites like a Velvet Elvis and Mint Mud Mocha, and still retains that late-nineties/early-2000s coffeehouse vibe. This is also a great option if you want something to nibble as well as drink, since Kennedy has lots of scrumptious food options.
Address: 2501 SE 14th Street, Suite 1, Bentonville, AR
Mama Carmen’s has had a devoted following for years, but they’ve recently joined with Airship Coffee to broaden their impact. They also offer educational opportunities for those who want to boost their coffee knowledge.
Address: 2850 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR
Open since December 2014, Puritan is a specialty coffee shop by day and craft beer bar by night. Located right on Dickson Street, locals rave about their friendly staff and chill atmosphere.
Built on the dual drive-thru concept and a mission of “cultivating kindness,” this family-owned business boasts not only coffee but also infused energy drinks, Italian sodas, smoothies, and teas.
Address: 2101 S. 52nd Street, Rogers, Arkansas