Our Story

Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Café is a family-owned bakery/café specializing in handcrafted, all-natural breads, grilled and cold sandwiches, soups, salads, pizzas, desserts and espresso coffees.

The idea for Neighbor’s Mill had been rolling around in the minds of Mike and Karin Nabors for years. (In 1974 they purchased the 100+ year-old gristmill they use today to grind whole grains into rich flour.) In the mid-nineties their ideas began to jell: they wanted to produce the finest, made-from-scratch, handcrafted breads and pastries available anywhere; they wanted to make bread the star of the show in their in-house café, serving unique sandwiches, homemade soups and salads, and focaccia pizza; they wanted to offer premium espresso coffees; and they wanted to create a unique atmosphere reminiscent of a 19th Century Grist Mill.

A beautiful site with mature sugar maple trees was selected in Harrison, Arkansas, Karin’s hometown, and ground was broken on Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Café in December 1999. The antique-brick structure is patterned after the old Graue Mill in Oakbrook, Illinois. Inside, the massive exposed timbers give one the feeling of being in a working gristmill. When it opened in August 2000, The Mill became an immediate hit in the Ozarks region. Should your travels bring you to the Ozarks, we hope you’ll come to the great little town of Harrison and stop by to see us.