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The Engine House Cafe

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6028 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 68507
(402) 467-2880
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sunday Brunch

Great service, fabulous pancakes. Husband had Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin pancakes and I chose Blueberry--Both were delish.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Amy H
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Fremont, Nebraska, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Fremont, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great service, fabulous pancakes. Husband had Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin pancakes and I chose Blueberry--Both were delish.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Old fire house. Great atmosphere. Food was delicious. Families, kids menu. The only drawback is that it's a small place, and was very busy on Sunday morning at 8. Didn't have to wait too long. Street parking meant we had to look around a bit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had heard that this place was good so we stopped for lunch. We arrived about 12:30 p.m. And they were about 3/4 full. We had limited time so we thought we would both order BLTs expecting it to be fast. It took a long time to get our food. The sandwiches were a big disappointment because although loaded with... More 

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Middleton, Wi.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I'm in Lincoln every month or so and this has been a go-to for great breakfast. Service has definitely slipped. I always had to ask for coffee refills but small point when the food is good. Stopped twice this week. First time server never came back after food came. Couldn't even get her attention for a coffee refill. Today I... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We found you guys on our way to Wisconsin and I'm super glad we stopped! The ambiance of your cafe was too cute, our server was fast and very attentive. And the food was exactly what I expected!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great breakfast love going here after church. I love there breakfast burritos!! They have specials going on all the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Food was great; service was okay. They were busy so I understand to a point. Nice local place to grab breakfast before traveling. Great prices

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Came in for lunch after being ignored by staff at Misty's (see review there!). Despite a very fully house, we were promptly greeted and seated. Wait staff really moves! Food is very good standard cafe fare. Only disappointment was the pie-- crust tasted like the box-- so don't save room even though the selections look very tasty.

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North Platte, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great place for any meal. Was there for breakfast and was great as always! Great waitress and great atmosphere. Had a omelet and hash browns perfectly cooked!

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Wow. Fantastic breakfast place in a wonderful historic setting. The only knock was that coffee refills were very slow. The Vege Bene (veggie Eggs Benedict) is outstanding. I would certainly go back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6028 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 68507
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: (402) 467-2880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?