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The Engine House Cafe

6028 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 68507
+1 402-467-2880
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (18 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
6028 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 68507
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We kind of stumbled into here looking for a quick lunch between meetings. The menu is huge. Service is very good and the servers are engaging. Prices are very reasonable and the portion are nice. I’ll be back

1  Thank JoRoOmaha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went in there yesterday morning for breakfast and it was full but it was quiet. There were elderly people eating their breakfast and they didn't even mind us coming in. Our waitress was friendly and prompt. Our food came out in...More

Thank Shaelyn V
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Caught a lunch here the other day, average in every respect. They had all of the blinds drawn, so could not even appreciate the beautiful day. This is a renovated fire station so it has a little charm, but not as much as I would...More

Thank Gulfcoasters
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Quaint little breakfast/brunch cafe in an old fire station. Nothing fancy, but we were seated and served in a fair amount of time. Staff was not overly attentive, but what they lacked in friendliness was made up for in the food. Great portions, nice selection...More

Thank dmblnd74
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Great place. I've eaten here at least a dozen times. For business, with friends, for breakfast and for lunch. Always a good meal, friendly and reminds me of growing up in rural America. You won't find "fancy", but you will find charm.

Thank mojozenguy
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Cute joint in an old firehouse in the Havelock district of Lincoln. I had rib eye eggs Benedict and it was awesome! Their hollandaise sauce is super creamy and flavorful. My mom had the pancakes and they were cooked to perfection! Thanks Engine House Cafe...More

Thank Cheryl R
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We found this little gem on Yelp! A remodeled fire station turned cafe, it's not a super fancy place. It was Sunday, so we had a little bit of a wait to get in, but it was worth the wait. I had trouble deciding what...More

Thank JennS1992
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here to meet a friend for breakfast. Very pleasant staff, the cafe was super clean, and the food was awesome. The waitress really went out of her way to serve us and make us feel at home. I would highly recommend this...More

Thank BCD1901
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Went there with my family which included two children under years old. Had to wait a good 20 minutes to get seated and the kids were NOT happy. The place is small and there is not a ton of seating available. My omelette was good...More

Thank clreichert24
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We googled Best Breakfast in Lincoln and this came up as #3. The 1 and 2 weren't open yet, so there we went. It was not fancy at all, but service was prompt and the food was delicious. Daughter had the french toast with bacon...More

Thank sanderson79
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6028 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 68507
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-467-2880
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