The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place Café is an inviting oasis where you can relax and recharge – with food that nourishes the body and revitalizes the soul, in a refreshing atmosphere filled with the soothing elements of nature.
In addition to serving a full selection of Starbucks beverages, the café also serves a wide selection of breakfast and lunch items. Selections change seasonally, so you’ll want to check back often for the latest menu additions.
Gluten-free options are available.
4301 West Markham Street, #721-20
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Located on the ground floor of the Central Building, the cafeteria features:
- Grill area serving hamburgers and grilled sandwiches
- Personal pan pizzas
- A baked potato station
- A Healthy and Hot entrée section
- A full salad bar
Desserts including pies, cakes, candy bar, ice cream bars and ice cream by the pint are present near the cashier area. A variety of beverages are also available in bottles or a fountain machine.
Monday – Friday
6:45am – 3:00pm
Conveniently located in the hospital lobby, the Lobby Café offers a wide range of menu options. The menu ranges from coffee, soft drinks and juices to sandwiches, salads, pastries, fruits and other snacks. The Café, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, includes seating for 60 and is located close to the visitor elevator, giving quick access to family members who need something to munch on. Online Menu
Jump start your day! Located on the first floor of the central building, the Doc Java offers bagels and breakfast breads in the morning and sandwiches and salads during lunchtime. Coffee is not just a beverage here – there are syrups to accent that cup of coffee or you can have a shot of espresso. Cookies, pies and cakes are always available for those with a sweet tooth. Doc Java is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
On the go? Where to go? The Snack Cart, located in the foyer of the Outpatient Center, services the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Outpatient Center and the Jones Eye Institute. Bagels, Danish and whole fruit are available during the morning while hot soup, grab-n-go sandwiches, and salads are available during lunchtime. Assorted beverages are on hand for the thirsty.
The Snack Cart is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Late night visitor? The UAMS Medical Center Canteen is located on the ground floor of the main hospital. It is open 24 hours a day for your convenience when our other venues have closed. The vending machines offer a variety of soups, sandwiches, chips, snacks, candy bars, assorted soft drinks, bottled water and hot coffee.
This breakfast and lunch spot is located on the first floor of the College of Public Health. Enter the building on Campus Drive near Markham Street. MD2 is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Online Menu
The Outpatient Center cafeteria is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It offers a wide variety of breakfast menu items as well as hot sandwiches at lunch. Many items are available for a lunch on-the-go.
Nearby Off-Campus Restaurants
The staff at the information desk can provide a list of nearby restaurants.