ABOUT

Community Bakery was started in 1947 by Ralph Hinson in the Rose City section of North Little Rock. The bakery moved to a storefront near 14th and Main Streets in Little Rock in 1952 where, over the years, it became an institution in the area. Mr. Hinson’s head cake decorator, Agnes Bargiel, bought the business from him in the late 1970’s and operated it until she sold it to Joe Fox in 1983. Mrs. Bargiel continued to decorate cakes at Community Bakery until she died in 2008.

Mr. Fox opened the West Little Rock location in 1986 and then relocated the Main Street store to its current location after renovating the vacant historic Cohn Building. The Café operation, espresso bar and distinctive line of European style pastries were added when the bakery opened in the Cohn Building at 12th and Main in 1993.

All of our baking and cake decorating is done at the Main Street location and many of the recipes used 60 years ago are still in use today. Community Bakery employs 65 people to meet the needs of our customers here in central Arkansas.

A Community Partner

Community Bakery supports many community groups and events though donations of baked goods, gift certificates or cash. And we are pleased to donate our day-end unsold products to two meal programs for the homeless – Stewpot and the Feed the Hungry program.

Showcase Local Artists 

Community Bakery features local artists at our Main Street store. Artists who wish to show their work should contact johnb@communitybakery.com. Please include contact information and a link to a website with samples of your work.

Team

Community Bakery supports many community groups and events though donations of baked goods, gift certificates or cash. And we are pleased to donate our day-end unsold products to two meal programs for the homeless – Stewpot and the Feed the Hungry program. ….More

Awards

In recognition of the esteem in which Community Bakery is held by our customers, we have been voted “Best Bakery” in Central Arkansas in the Arkansas Times Readers Choice Awards and “Best Bakery” in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Best of Central Arkansas Awards practically every year since the awards were established. We have also received numerous other “Best Bakery” awards.

Best Bakery - Kids & Families

Arkansas Times Readers Choice Awards 2019
Best Bakery Award

Best Baked Goods

Arkansas Times Best of Arkansas 2019Best Bakery Award

Best Bakery

Best Choice Kids & Families Awards 2020Best Bakery Award

Best Bakery South of the River

Best Bakery Award

Baking with Solar

Community Bakery installs 102 solar panels, providing 15 percent of power consumption yearly.

Main Street:

Monday-Thursday: 6am - 8pm
Friday-Saturday: 6am - 9pm
Sunday: 7am - 8pm

1200 Main Street.
Little Rock, AR 72202

Phone: 501-375-6418

Shackleford:

Monday-Saturday: 7am - 6pm
Sunday: Closed

270 S Shackleford.
Little Rock, AR 72223

Phone: 501-224-1656

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