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The Engine House Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner

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Substitute a fruit cup for hashbrowns for just $1.49.
The Chef's Choice
Our biggest breakfast starts with two large eggs, cooked to your liking, a generous portion of crisp hashbrowns, two pieces of toast and a healthy portion of one of the following meats: Chicken Fried Steak, Chicken Fried Chicken (with white gravy), Bone-In Ham Steak. Or get it with Ribeye Steak, Hamburger Steak, or Smoked Pork Loins add - $1.
Biscuit Breakfast Combo
A golden brown biscuit cut in two & covered in our homemade sausage gravy and served with two eggs, crispy hashbrowns & toast.
Engine House Combo
Two eggs, golden hashbrowns & your choice of applewood smoked bacon, ham, sausage patty or links with toast.
Breakfast Sandwich
Start with your choice of grilled bread; White, Whole wheat, Rye or English Muffin. Add a meat; Bacon, Sausage Patty, or Shaved Ham, top that with cheese: American, Swiss or Cheddar. Throw on a couple eggs cooked to order and serve it up with some of our delicious hashbrowns.
Best in the world or possibly the universe (unless there is life on other planets and they make an Eggs Benedict).
Half $7.49
Full $8.99
Canadian Bacon
Half $8.49
Full $9.99
Ribeye Steak
Half $6.99
Full $8.49
Ham, Sausage or Bacon
Half $6.99
Full $8.49
Veggie Bene
Two basted eggs top our English muffin with tomato, sauteed bell peppers, onions & mushrooms covered in our delicious Hollandaise sauce & served with a side of hashbrowns.
1 Cake $2.99
2 Cakes $3.59
3 Cakes $5.99
Buttermilk Pancakes
Fluffy pancakes as big as your head! Choose your favorite flavor: Apple-Cinnamon, Banana-Nut, Blueberry, Butterscotch Chip, Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Nut, Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin.
One Cake $2.29
Two Cakes $3.59
Three Cakes $4.99
Plain Pancakes
Plain $4.49
Make it a Combo (two eggs & meat) $3.99
Golden, crispy and scrumptious. Topped with whipped cream & choice of fruit topping; Strawberry, Blueberry or Apple Cinnamon $5.99.
Half $6.49
Full $7.49
Make it a Combo (two eggs & hashbrowns) $3.99
French Toast
Thick, fluffy Texas toast grilled in our homemade batter with a hint of cinnamon & vanilla served with your choice of ham, applewood bacon or sausage.
Half $3.99
Full $5.49
Thick & creamy oatmeal served with milk & your choice of two toppings. Bananas, Blueberries, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Cranberries, Honey, Maple Syrup, Peanut Butter, Pecans, Raisins.
Half $3.99
Full $5.99
Biscuits & Gravy/Hashbrowns & Gravy
Best in town! Our flaky buttermilk biscuits or a heaping helping of golden-brown hashbrowns smothered in our homemade sausage gravy.
With hashbrowns $1.5
Pancake Combo
One huge fluffy buttermilk pancake with two eggs and your choice of applewood smoked bacon, ham sausage patty or links.
Available for our omelets, potato platters, & breakfast burritos.
Full $7.99
Half $6.99
Ham & Cheese
Diced ham, cheddar & Monterrey Jack cheese.
Full $7.99
Half $6.99
Garden Veggie
Steamed cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, green onions, green peppers, tomatoes & mozzarella cheese.
Full $7.99
Half $6.99
Chicken Strip
Large fried chunks of white meat chicken with green peppers, tomatoes & green onions. Topped with mozzarella cheese.
Full $7.99
Half $6.99
Diced ham, green peppers, tomatoes, onions, cheddar & Monterrey Jack cheese. Add mushrooms & make it a mile high.
Full $7.99
Half $6.99
Chili Cheese
Our homemade chili with cheddar & Monterrey Jack cheese. Make it 5-alarm by adding jalapenos.
Full $7.99
Half $6.99
Heaps of pork sausage, green peppers, tomatoes & green onions with cheddar cheese served with salsa & sour cream.
Full $7.99
Half $6.99
Chicken Fajita
Fajita seasoned chicken, cheddar & Monterrey Jack cheese, green onions, green peppers & tomatoes with sour cream and salsa.
$7.99. Each additional ingredient - $0.50. Choose 3 favorites:
Applewood Bacon, Ham, Pork Sausage, Canadian Bacon, Fajita Chicken.
Ameriacan, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Swiss, Mozzarella.
Onion, Broccoli, Tomato, Jalapeno, Green Pepper, Spinach, Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Green Onions.
2pc Toast or Englsh Muffin
Sausage Gravy
Sausage Patties
Sausage Links or Bacon
Canadian Bacon or Ham
Hashbrowns or Potato Cubes
Egg Beaters
Fruit Cup
Coffee or Hot Tea
Hot Chocolate
Lemonade or Iced Tea
Raspberry Lemonade
Soft Drinks
(free refills). Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Dr. Pepper, Diet Pepper, Sprite, Barq's, Root Beer.
Small $1.69
Large $2.35
Orange, Apple, Tomato, Grape, Cranberry, Grapefruit.
Small $1.39
Large $2.05
Milk & Chocolate Milk
$10 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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All reviews eggs benedict french toast cranberry nut chocolate chip pancakes biscuits and gravy chicken fire station old firehouse great neighborhood minute wait build your own quick lunch menu items havelock firefighters servers
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Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

First time here and my experience was awesome ALL THE WAY AROUND. From the service, the choice of menu items, price and taste. Its a cool old building also

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SoloLoko
Reviewed December 27, 2018

Found this place when looking for a place to get some breakfast on our way out of Lincoln on Christmas Eve. They were extremely busy. Despite this, the staff members were very friendly and super efficient. From the moment a couple stood up to leave,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MathTeacher250
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We had a party of 4 for breakfast and while the wait wasn't too bad the hostess asked us 3 different times if our entire party was present- just not a great way to start when all three times we confirmed we were all there...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank James L
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Great location set in an old fire station, a brick building decorated with memorabilia in old neighborhood. Lovely efficient service! Eggs Benedict were very well prepared and French toast also got good reviews. But the breakfast special of eggs, hash browns and toast with bacon...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GenevaSorum
Reviewed October 11, 2018

I had the build your own Eggs Benedict, was very good. Service was frendly and the food came quickly. The atmosphere was nice and it seemed to be a local breakfast spot.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank terrahuma
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Based on previous Trip Advisor reviews, we came to the Engine House Cafe for breakfast. Mediocre food and equal service overall. Staff refused to seat a disabled woman at one of the many empty tables because her entire party was not present.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Lance F
Reviewed August 27, 2018

First time eating here. This is truly what a cafe / home cooking is all about. Located in what I'm told is an old firehouse, it seats about 75 people. We had about a 20 minute wait, once seated, the service was prompt and professional....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Randy H
Reviewed August 24, 2018

We were there on a Monday for a late lunch, got there about 1:30. We were the only ones in the place. Loved the exposed brick and decor. Food was very good and it came out fast. Now for the rest of the story.....waitress was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BadgerGirl_625
Reviewed July 22, 2018

A great breakfast at a good price, at last a place in the USA that fills the breakfast plate! Good location, great atmosphere very pleasant staff

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank p0mpey60
Reviewed July 3, 2018

We've only eaten carryout breakfast from here, but it's been great both times. The pricing is fair and the food is delicious. They've had it packaged up, ready to go in the time they mentioned on the phone. When they provided syrup for the pancakes,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank CarolineLBC
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