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Playaway Gift Shop, Cafeteria & other Hospital Amenities

During your visit to Arkansas Children's Hospital, you may enjoy several options for dining or shopping.

  • Visit the Playaway Gift Shop, located in the lobby of the main hospital, to find sundries, gifts, educational material, clothing, snacks, clothes, decor and more!
  • The cafeteria, Capitol Cafe, is located on the 2nd floor of the main hospital and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • If you're looking for a pick-me-up or calming tea, visit Java City - also located in our main lobby.
  • Our newest addition, Riverbend Snacks, is a great way to find healthier options. From the main lobby, just follow the concourse! Get more details and hours of operation below!

Shopping & Dining

Playaway Gift Shop

Playaway Gift Shop

The Playaway Gift Shop is available to service the patients, families, employees and friends of Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Come see our large selection of: toys, cars, trucks, dolls, games, crafts, children's books, puzzles, videos, plush animals, candies, gourmet foods, stationery, frames, home decor, crystal, figurines, collectibles, bath products, potpourris, candles, jewelry, watches, fashion accessories, clothing, t-shirts and more!

Gift Shop Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

3 ways to shop!

1. Shop the Gift Shop Online
2. Call the Gift Shop at (501) 364-1209
3. Visit the Gift Shop! (View Maps)

Capitol Cafe

Have breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in the ACH Cafeteria, Capitol Cafe, while you take in the view of Little Rock.


  • Morning: 6 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Mid-day: 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Evening: 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.


  • The ACH Cafeteria, Capitol Cafe is located on the 2nd floor of the Hospital near the Chapel.

Riverbend Snacks

River Bend Snacks, located in the bend of the river in the South Wing Concourse, is open Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

This unique food and beverage location will offer fresh menu items designed to “grab and go”. Here are just some of the items to be featured at River Bend Snacks:

  • Breakfast pastries
  • Starbucks (now offered exclusively at River Bend Snacks)
  • Gourmet sandwiches featuring Boar’s Head meats
  • Fresh, hearty salads featuring unique ingredients
  • F’real milkshake/smoothie machine, allowing you to make your own shake or smoothie from ice cream or yogurt

River Bend Snacks will be sure to excite your taste buds while also offering healthy options that won’t distress your waistline!

Java City Coffee Shop

Each day we select a variety of different select brews to help get your day started right and keep you going throughout the day!

Hospital Lobby (View Maps)

  • Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

East Campus (View Maps)

  • Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Stop by for traditional Coffees, flavored coffees & Bewley's tea!

Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children's Way
Little Rock, AR 72202-3591

Call: 501-364-1100
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