The 15 Best Bakeries in Arkansas!

Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what these Arkansas bakeries are made of! These bakeries have the natural ingredients to satisfy even your greatest sweet tooth or carb craving. So, the next time that craving is callin’ your name and ya need a sugar fix, be sure to check out one of these 15 best bakeries in Arkansas.

1. Paul’s Bakery, Van Buren, AR

Cupcakes, cookies, and donuts galore, Paul’s is famous for sweets and more. Arkansans in the River Valley frequent this bakery for everything from cakes to breakfast. Paul’s Bakery is located on historic Main Street in Van Buren.

2. Rick’s Bakery, Fayetteville, AR

Located on College Avenue, Rick’s has been baking tasty treats since 1980. It’s not just the delicious petit fours that keep them in business, but Rick’s is also a local favorite for breakfast, brunch, and sandwiches. Rick’s Bakery recently partnered with Mountain Bird Coffee Roasters, another Northwest Arkansas local business.

3. Community Bakery, Little Rock, AR

Community Bakery, which began in 1947, has two convenient Little Rock locations. In addition to all its baking and cake decorating, Community Bakery also serves breakfast, lunch, and coffee.

4. SugarDumplin’s Cupcakes, Bryant, AR

This small-town bakery keeps the locals coming back for deliciously creative cupcakes. In case cupcakes aren’t quite what you’re craving, SugarDumplin’s also does custom cakes, cookies, and chocolate-covered strawberries.

5. Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shoppe, Springdale, AR

Shelby Lynn’s, established in 2001, is located on the beautiful tree-lined Emma Avenue in downtown Springdale. From outrageous to elegant, Shelby Lynn’s has the perfect confection for you.

6. Ambrosia Baking Co., Hot Springs, AR

This full-service bakery, located on Central Avenue in Hot Springs, has been baking goodness since 1975. From cakes to cupcakes and cookies, Ambrosia Baking Co. has the sweets that you’re looking for.

7. Dempsey Bakery, Little Rock, AR

Dempsey Bakery, established in 2011, is “your gluten free specialty baker.” This creative bakery uses mostly goat milk and coconut milk for its gluten, nut, tapioca, soy, and wheat-free sweet treats.

8. Lybrand’s Bakery & Deli Inc., Pine Bluff, AR

Lybrand’s Bakery, established in 1946, has two Pine Bluff locations. In addition to its delicious cakes, pies, pastries, cookies, and donuts, Lybrand’s also serves sandwiches, soups, salads, and casseroles for lunch.

9. Julie’s Sweet Shoppe & Bakery, Conway, AR

This family owned business is inspired by its own sweet tooth. Years of baking experience allows Julie’s Sweet Shoppe to create baked goods that you won’t find in a grocery store.

10. Shelly’s All in Good Taste Bakery, Texarkana, AR

After baking for large supermarkets, the owner of Shelly’s decided to use her naturally creative flair to open “Texarkana’s finest gourmet bake shop.” It all tastes good at Shelly’s All in Good Taste Bakery!

11. The Cake Place Bakery, Russellville, AR

Baking since 2011, this bakery uses only high-quality ingredients because that’s what their customers deserve. At the Cake Place you can indulge in a slice of cheesecake or crème Brule, or even reserve a time for a cake decorating party.

12. Briar Rose Bakery & Deli, Farmington, AR

This special little cottage, located off Main Street in Farmington, is a local favorite known for more than its cakes and coffee bar. Briar Rose specializes in European-style pastries and true artisan breads. Gluten-free items are also freshly baked every Thursday.

13. Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Café, Harrison, AR

This Harrison favorite is famous for “that bread with all the seeds” and pumpkin cream cheese muffins. They believe that honest ingredients are the best policy at Neighbor’s, and they hope to break bread with you soon.

14. Magnolia Bake Shop, Magnolia, AR

This local favorite began business in 1928 and has been operated by three generations of the same family since. Magnolia Bake Shop serves a delicious assortment of cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, rolls, breads, and breakfast foods.

15. Cabot Café & Cake Corner, Cabot, AR

This small café seats 27 and features stress-free services like frozen casserole pickup, catering, themed birthday parties, and dinner party reservations. Not only are desserts and treats served all day, but at Cabot Café & Cake Corner, you can also enjoy breakfast on Friday and Saturday mornings.

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