Lincoln’s Engine House Cafe combines food with history


One goal we have when we travel is to try local restaurants.

On our recent day trip to Lincoln, we wanted to try a local café for breakfast. The Engine House Café in the Havelock Historical District was our choice.

Lincoln's Engine House Cafe

It’s located in the original fire house in Havelock. It was built in 1900. It had a horse-drawn fire pump. The fire house stood there until the 1970s, when a new fire station was built near Fremont and Touzilan Streets. The Cafe opened in 1995.

The wood-carved ceiling is still in place from 1900. Two wooden beams remain from the original bell tower.

The walls are adorned with pictures, news articles and equipment, donated by retired or active fire fighters or their families.

Lincoln's Engine House Cafe

The food was delicious. I had the special – meat lovers omelet with hashbrowns and rye toast. Not a healthy choice, but they do offer healthy choices. Lisa had a blueberry pancake. It was the size of a plate.

The menu has a nice selection. Dishes are reasonably priced, most everything was under $10.
Service was excellent. It was a Husker game day (OK, spring game, but still…), and the café was busy. Our server stayed on top of our drink refills and checking on us.

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I recommend Engine House Café for breakfast. I look forward to trying their lunch menu sometime. The café is open 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday. Weekend hours are 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lincoln's Engine House Cafe