Forget the big, pan-national chains; for the best coffee in town, head straight to the Pressroom. This place is rightly famed for its eclectic collection of espresso-based drinks, such as the almond joy mocha, or the Nutella and crème brûlée coffees. It also has its finger on the pulse of contemporary trends in cooking, with its menu rich with vegan, gluten-free and healthy options. Order a creamy coffee, plus a light lunch, and enjoy the artsy décor complete with paintings and mixed media art. Open mic nights and music events are organised regularly at the Pressroom.
Pressroom, 121 W Central Ave, Bentonville, AR, USA, +1 479-657-2905
Crepes Paulette is undoubtedly the city’s favourite crepe joint. A tiny booth with outdoor seating, hungry diners can pick from a delectable selection of sweet and savoury French crepes. On offer are super-healthy pancakes with a fresh salad filling, fruity ones with a generous dollop of whipped cream, and those perfect examples of comfort food, cheese and ham within a delicate structure of French batter.
Crepes Paulette, 213 NE A St, Bentonville, AR, USA, +1 479-250-1110
For over 40 years, Fred’s Hickory Inn has been enjoying the status of one of the area’s most popular eateries, with a no-frills BBQ and Italian menu served within the setting of a cosy log cabin situated alongside Walton Boulevard. The rotating pit has pride of place at Fred’s. Hickory logs, fired daily in the pit, infuse the slow-smoked meats with a deep and natural flavour, from the premium pork ribs to the sliced choice beef, producing cuts that are succulent and buttery. Many locals will agree that Fred’s, a great spot for casual dining, has played an important part in Bentonville’s culinary history.
Fred’s Hickory Inn, 1502 N Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR, USA, +1 479-273-3303