Northwest Arkansas Keto: Java Dudes Coffee Co.

COVID is hitting some of us pretty hard, some harder than others. I think we all know it’s important to shop local and support small businesses, so I thought I would start a series of posts to try to amplify small businesses in my area that are keto friendly.

Today’s post is a shout out to Java Dudes Coffee Company. They have an eat-in coffee shop with outdoor patio in Rogers, and a drive-thru coffee hut in Bella Vista. When you support this small business, you support several other local small businesses and local artists as well. They do offer delivery through services such as GrubHub, DoorDash, etc. The best part is the very visible, dedicated sugar free portion of the larger menu that eases decision making:

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They also have teas, matcha, smoothies, and traditional coffee drinks as well. My favorite from the sugar free menu above is probably the Irish Dude, but I frequently go for the Hawaiian Dude as well. Iced, please, it’s NOT hot coffee weather here right now, ugh. The drink flavorings are subtle, not overpowering. The drinks are coffee with a little syrup, not syrup with a little coffee, if that makes sense.

One opportunity for improvement: provide nutritional information for macro tracking purposes. I requested this once but haven’t heard back or followed up.

The Rogers coffee shop has some delicious looking salads I’ve yet to try. The keto options in the bakery case are usually the keto cupcakes and cheesecakes provided by Desserts First. Sometimes the options include keto cinnamon rolls or cookies. They sell out FAST! I’ve tried the cupcakes and a bit of cheesecake; they’re delicious.

The owners are very cool, super friendly, and involved with the community and supporting others. All of their staff are also friendly and enthusiastic. The Rogers coffee shop also welcomes dogs, which makes for a great coffee run! Never a bad experience!

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