WELCOME TO BENTONVILLE
HOME OF AIRSHIP COFFEE & ROASTERY
Airship is an independent family business with four cafes and a roastery, all located in Bentonville, Arkansas and is owned and operated by Mark and Amber Bray. After working on sustainable agriculture projects with coffee growers throughout Central America, Mark and Amber started roasting coffee in a popcorn popper in their garage in 2008 and moved into a small warehouse in downtown Bentonville in 2012. As the community grew, so did the need for great coffee and welcoming places to enjoy it. We opened our first cafe on 5th Street at the roastery in 2018, then Airship at Coler in 2020, Airship at the Ledger in 2022 and in 2023, Airship at the Pumphouse.
We've been serving specialty coffee and our biggest culinary menu yet at our coffee shop in the woods since 2020. It's become one of our town's favorite places to meet friends after work for a dinner outdoors, settle into a quiet place to read a few pages, or find something cold to drink after you've just ridden what feels like 75 miles.
Even more than serving you a stellar cup of coffee, we love seeing everyone have the time of their lives in the creek, on the swings, dropping The Hard Way to the Cafe, and hanging out with no phones in sight. That’s what this whole thing is about - making a place where authentic community thrives.
We do not offer public Wifi at this location, so come prepared with a book, your friends, or your thoughts! All parking lots are just under a mile walk to our cafe in the center of the park. This location is wheelchair accessible. Find one of three parking lots listed below.
1. Coler Mountain Bike Preserve South Gateway (NW 3rd Street)
2. Coler Grove Parking Lot (Just up the road from the South Gateway on the right)
3. Coler North Trail Head Parking Lot (Peach Orchard Rd)
Opened in the summer of 2018, this cozy neighborhood coffee bar gives you a great view into our coffee roastery and is the heart of our operation. Pop in for your morning coffee and see a familiar face, or stay awhile in the afternoon for some kombucha and local beer in the yard. Whatever time of day, Fifth Street offers friendly faces and delicious drinks. This location offers wi-fi, a full drink menu, as well as baked goods, and a few culinary options.
The claim to fame at Fifth Street are the tacos and kombucha. The menu here just keeps getting wider - find brisket burritos, chips & salsa, vegan options, and baked goods that are made daily. We also have introduced a cold case that's filled to the brim with grab & go options. You can read more about that here.
Find a fenced in yard perfect for your afternoon work sessions, morning coffee dates, and any time you want to soak up some sunlight.
We’re at The Ledger to fuel your work day, your play day, and your every day. The world’s first bike-able building feels like the most natural place for us to land. It’s an extension of the community we’ve been building, and another opportunity to grow. We’re incredibly excited to serve coffee in another authentically Bentonville space.
Airship at The Ledger is a special location. When we saw how loved our smoothies were at other locations, we know The Ledger was the perfect place to expand this offering for Bentonville. Airship at The Ledger is home to a full café offering all of our specialty coffee and it also home to Airship's first Refuel Bar. Here, we offer cold-pressed juices and expanded our smoothie offerings. Find beverages and food to fuel your everyday.
If you're spending the day in Downtown Bentonville, make sure to add The Ledger to your list. Bike or walk up the ramp for panoramic views of downtown, and make your way back down to the first floor to refuel at Airship's Café or Refuel Bar.
We've had our eye on this building for almost a decade. Set in the oldest residential neighborhood in Bentonville, the Pumphouse was built in 1954 to bring water from Ford Springs to the entire town. Our vision is to begin a new chapter of this historic building while celebrating its rich history. There’s a multitude of stories to tell, and we’re just getting started.
With the biggest kitchen we’ve had to date, we’re serving up our largest and most innovative culinary menu inspired by global coffee travels. Paired with an elevated cocktail menu, an expanded bakery, and our tried & true coffee offerings, Airship at the Pumphouse is designed to be an extension of the neighborhood. A place where folks can find themselves outside of home and work. A place where running into neighbors and meeting new friends is the norm. An all day spot that opens with stellar coffee and closes with the perfect nightcap.
The surprises don't stop. In the basement, find Airship's Custom Wheel & Bike Studio, lead by Justin Thacker. Justin has a passion for building bicycles with purpose and elegance, which led him to the world of vintage restored MTB and modern ATB/Adventure builds. The mantra behind the bike studio is that a good bicycle is one that is comfortable, dependable, well-loved, and rides like its an extension of you.