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A Mix of Everything at Little Bread Co.


Whenever I am asked to recommend a spot in Fayetteville that best sums up the town, I always recommend going to Little Bread Company on Block Street. It’s fun, quirky, cozy, and has a little mix of everything.

The right fit for Fayetteville.

In 2007 and 2008, Little Bread Company opened two locations. The first one was in Eureka Springs and the second location took over the old Arsaga’s Bakery shop on the charming one-way Block Street in Fayetteville’s downtown district.

It didn’t take long before it became obvious that Fayetteville was the perfect fit for Little Bread Company. The Eureka Springs spot was closed and all the energy went into Block Street.

“Do you want to buy Little Bread Company?”

Chloe Gallemore had been working at Little Bread Company for years, loving her spot behind the counter, greeting the regulars, welcoming new folks stepping through the ivy-covered front door.

Her husband Eric was running Nomad’s Natural Plate, one of the first food trucks in Fayetteville located close to the Little Bread Company on Dickson Street. Their world was covered with food.

In 2013, Eric’s food truck partner was moving out of state and Chloe and Eric began making their own plans to move. However, moving wasn’t meant to be because once the owners of Little Bread Company heard about their plans, they asked Chloe, “Do you want to buy Little Bread Company?” The owners had just purchased Maxine’s Taproom on Block Street and Chloe and Eric said yes. Right place and right time for everyone.

A little mix of everything.

Once the Gallemore’s took over, it made little sense in changing the name. In fact, Chloe was such a regular fixture in the restaurant that I would bet that most customers never realized there was a change of guards.

The couple DID change a few things, however. Since Little Bread Company had always been a little mix of everything, they just expanded on everything that was already part of the menu.

Food first. Coffee second.

There is one important change that occurred once Chloe and Eric took the reigns. Previously, all the bakery items were made the night before. Now, all pastries come out fresh every single morning. To achieve this, they start their mornings at 3:30 a.m. and get to baking.

Every product you eat at the restaurant is made fresh that morning. Chloe is quick to point out that, “We don’t sell anything that wasn’t made that morning or made fresh.”

Before the pandemic, daily leftovers were donated to St. Paul’s Church for their weekly community meals. Chloe and Eric are anxious for this pickup schedule to resume again.

Little Bread Company serves Eureka Springs-based Mountain Bird Coffee, which is a nod to its original roots. They have a full espresso bar and make drinks to order. Even though the restaurant has all the vibes of a cool coffee shop, Chloe stresses, “We are a bakery that sells coffee, as opposed to a coffee shop that sells baked goods. Food first. Coffee second.”

Okay, so let’s talk about the food!

You can never go wrong with ordering a homemade bagel and cream cheese. The Sunnyside is also a popular breakfast sandwich served with breakfast potatoes. This is a delicious egg sandwich with avocado, cheddar, tomato and sprouts on freshly baked focaccia.

A smattering of quiche choices is always available and they are quite popular for breakfast and lunch. It’s what I always order and I have never been disappointed.

The California Turkey Sandwich is a popular option of turkey, avocado, tomatoes, sprouts, cucumbers, field greens and herb cream cheese on freshly baked country French wheat.

Speaking of bread, Little Bread Company is known for all of the offerings and especially for the Bordelais, which is wheat sourdough bread. Little Bread Company’s head baker went to bread school in New York and is officially certified. The Bordelais is officially amazing.

If you like pastries, try any (and all) of them. You’ll love whatever you decide. However, one absolutely cannot visit Little Bread Company without trying the larger-than-life Cream Puffs or bigger than your face cookies!

Everything tastes homemade because it is.

The patio is a little Narnia.

The Little Bread Company is for everyone. Yes, there are morning regulars, afternoon regulars, Fayetteville Farmers Market regulars (it’s just down the street), and mixed crowds on the weekends that stay at The Graduate (it’s just down the street). The thing is, everyone is welcome because Little Bread Company is a welcoming space.

Perhaps the best thing about Little Bread (can you name multiple best things?) is the patio. You step through the ivy off the side of the entrance (which is also covered in ivy) and instantly you are transported to another world.

Little Bread Company
116 N Block Ave.
Fayetteville, AR

Closed Mondays
Tuesday-Sunday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Lyndi Fultz helps local foodies explore their Arkansas backyard so that they can be in-the-foodie-know. Follow her on Instagram at @nwafoodie and learn how to "eat happily" at https://simplejoyfulfood.com.

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