Karin & Mike Nabors, founders/owners

Karin & Mike Nabors, founders/owners

Neighbor's Mill Bakery & Cafe is a family-owned bakery/cafe specializing in handcrafted, all-natural breads, grilled and cold sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts and coffee/espresso drinks. 

The idea for Neighbor's Mill had been rolling around in the minds of Mike and Karin Nabors for years (in 1974 Mike purchased the 100+ year old gristmill they use today to grind whole grains into rich flour). In the mid-nineties, their ideas began to gel. 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 cafe, serving unique sandwiches, homemade soups and salads; they wanted to offer premium coffee and espresso; they wanted to create a unique atmosphere reminiscent of a 19th century gristmill. 

A beautiful site with mature sugar maples was selected in Harrison, Arkansas, Karin's hometown, and ground was broken on Neighbor's Mill 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.

After a time, the Nabors family decided to expand their growing family business. The second location of Neighbor's Mill opened in January 2016 in Springfield, MO and is owned/operated by Lauren Nabors Brown and Clifton Brown. The third location and first true franchise store opened shortly after in Rogers, AR in November 2017. We hope to continue our growth with future locations in and around the Ozarks region. 

Should your travels bring you to the area of our stores, we hope you'll stop by and see us! 

 The Nabors Family: Mike & Karin Nabors, Cary Nabors (General Manager; Harrison, AR), Lauren Nabors Brown & Clifton Brown (owners/operators; Springfield, MO)

The Nabors Family: Mike & Karin Nabors, Cary Nabors (General Manager; Harrison, AR), Lauren Nabors Brown & Clifton Brown (owners/operators; Springfield, MO)