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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Real Mashed Potatoes

How often does one find real mashed potatoes anymore?! This lively little cafe was a nice surprise in Havelock, Nebraska, on the northeastern edge of Lincoln. It was filled with people taking their noon breaks, and the waitresses and cooks were efficiently filling orders. As we waited a short time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dad88
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Minnesota
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

How often does one find real mashed potatoes anymore?! This lively little cafe was a nice surprise in Havelock, Nebraska, on the northeastern edge of Lincoln. It was filled with people taking their noon breaks, and the waitresses and cooks were efficiently filling orders. As we waited a short time for our meals to arrive, we admired the firehall memorabilia... More 

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Thank Dad88
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good breakfast. Comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy the firehouse memorabilia on the walls. Beautiful large window in the front. Visited on a cold day and sat right by the window and it was well insulated. I enjoyed the Eggs Benedict. Nice that you could swap the Canadian Bacon for sausage or bacon. Most places don't have that option.

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Thank nilnews63
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super good breakfast and great lunch food as well. Try the pancakes, huge. Great place. Small and awesome. Bring your patience cause real food takes time.

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Thank Blake H
Lincoln
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My family and I enjoy going to family owned restaurants instead of large chains. Cafe is a converted fire house and they kept some of the decor as decoration. The food is good and the place always seems to be packed. Prices are decent and the staff is very friendly.

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Thank D M
Sycamore, Illinois
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190 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is not a large establishment and the line was out the door on a Sunday morning. I thought the coffee was very good. The eggs were cooked just as I ordered. The prices were very comparable to most other full-service breakfast places. The wait staff was great and not overly intrusive.

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Thank Mamiya7
Lincoln, NE
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Nostalgic. Friendly staff. Had eggs Benedict which I don't usually eat. My wife liked it. I thought it was too cheesy. Daughters french toast did not come with eggs. Sons chicken fried steak and eggs were all gone so good

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Thank wettech
Omaha, Nebraska
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Great great home cooked food!! Went with friends over a lunch break! Good service and atmosphere. Breakfast all day!

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Thank tiffanybrasch
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A late breakfast on a Friday for 4 of us was very good. The old fire engine house decor was interesting, the service was polite, prompt and accommodating. Our varied breakfasts were all good. The pancakes are the size of a plate and very thick. Hubby had a chocolate chip pancake and loved it. This was one of many flavor... More 

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Thank Triptalktoo
Ottawa, Illinois
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

An enjoyable place for breakfast. Nice menu selections, food was good. Wait staff was friendly and helpful. Though we waited a short time for a table, turnaround was quick enough to keep the line moving.

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Thank Kevin N
Fremont, Nebraska, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank Amy H

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?