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For a while, my wife and I would make our way up to Eureka Springs for an annual trip, usually staying at one of the town’s quaint bed and breakfast getaways. But time got away from us, and it had been three years since our last visit. That was until a recent mini-Spring Break adventure, this time with the kids joining us for a 2-night stay above a coffeehouse.

Yes, you read right. Thanks to some great research on my part, we stayed above a coffee house–the Eureka Springs Coffee House–to be exact. I found the 2-bedroom gem located in the heart of town while surfing the Airbnb website. Excellent reviews and the apartment’s fantastic location sold me, as did the $30 daily vouchers at the coffee house below. The owners have done a wonderful job renovating a spacious century-old building, and that includes both the apartment and coffee house.

While we were satisfied with several of the food options from our two breakfasts, the coffee and tea were definitely the highlights. Eureka Springs Coffee House uses Onyx Coffee, a smart move, as I’ve yet to meet a soul who doesn’t love their products. My cold brew coffee was divine, strong, yet smooth, and was an ideal beverage to stroll with through downtown Eureka Springs. I always drink my cold brew black, so I can truly appreciate the quality of the beans, and this one did not disappoint. I even got the sweet chai latte (hot) one morning, and while the sweetness was a bit much for my personal preference, there’s no denying it was an excellent representation of this drink, as was their strawberry fruit smoothie and the house, medium roast coffee.

Eureka Springs Coffee House breakfast

As for the food—and I do realize we only scratched the surface of what the coffee house has to offer- most of what we tried proved to be more satisfactory than overwhelmingly great. The whole wheat avocado toast with a slather of guacamole and a perfectly cooked over-easy egg needed a punch of salt and pepper, and the Belgian waffle lacked a desired crispiness. My favorite edible item was the side of breakfast potatoes, a flavorful and crispy offering that is a must-order. We got these with our sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast Sliders, a solid handheld with soft buns, over-hard eggs, and uniform meat patties. Baked goods like the blueberry scone and granola muffin were also enjoyable, yet not amazing, as both were a little dense.

Eureka Springs Coffee House avocado toast

Again, there is much more of the menu that I would like to dive into, and I most certainly will on our next visit. And, make no mistake, there will be a future visit. My family loved staying here. The location cannot be beaten, and that includes chilling out on the outdoor patio, perched above the sights and sounds of Main Street Eureka Springs.

Eureka Springs Coffee House inside

Eureka Springs Coffee House has it all.

Did You Know?

If you are looking for a one-bedroom apartment, Eureka Springs Coffee House has one of those, too.

Eureka Springs Coffee House
11 N Main Street (Eureka Springs)
Phone: 479-239-2010
Hours: Sunday-Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

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Kevin Shalin is a food writer living in Little Rock with his wife, Sara, and two daughters, Natalie (12) and Sydney (7). He started his own blog, The Mighty Rib, seven years ago while living in Houston. Six months later, he began writing for Eating Our Words, a Houston Press food blog. After a year in Boston, he moved to Little Rock, where he’s been for almost five years. During that time, he’s written for Little Rock Soiree, Rock City Eats, Treatsie, and Bourbon and Boots.

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