best coffee shops in lincoln ne

Best Coffee Shops In Lincoln, Nebraska |10 Personal Favorites

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As the saying goes, “Coffee smells and tastes like freshly ground heaven”. I have never met a person that didn’t like coffee, but the stress of finding a really good coffee shop in a new environment can be quite hectic. Bad coffee spoils a good day. 

In the beautiful city of Lincoln, Nebraska, they have quite a number of local coffee shops. Most people who drink coffee don’t necessarily do it for the “fix.” They do it for the entire experience of it. Thus, more and more coffee shops are springing up in the city of Lincoln. So, whenever you feel the urge, here are the places you should go for the best coffee experience.

10 Best coffee shops in Lincoln, Ne.

  1. The Mill Coffee and Tea
  2. Crescent Moon Coffee
  3. Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso
  4. The Coffee House
  5. Cultiva
  6. Rock-N-Joe Coffee
  7. Bloom Coffee
  8. Bagels & Joe
  9. Harbor Coffeehouse
  10. Lincoln Espresso

The Mill Coffee and Tea

This is easily the first cafe on the list (not that this list is in any ranking order. But if it were… perhaps). The Mill Coffee and Tea offers delicious homegrown coffee in addition to a comfortable and relaxing ambiance for both work and play. 

One great thing about this coffee spot is its location at the popular Lincoln’s Haymarket. So apart from freshly roasting their coffee and serving the best brew, they also sell coffee products and hardware, they are also quite a vegan shop with its list of vegan supplies too.

Location: 800 P St, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States.

Working hours: Monday-Sunday 7 am-10 pm

Website: millcoffee

Phone: +1 402-475-5522

Crescent Moon Coffee

It is a really nice spot with a serene, tranquil environment that makes it a nice place to study, and relax before work or during work breaks. In addition to their awesome coffee, crescent moon serves a whole variety of products too, like their craft beer, loose-leaf teas, and oh my, their cocktails are really good. 

Entertainment is a great side attraction at Crescent’s, collaborating and supporting local musicians and artists who spice up the whole place with their eclectic music and beautiful artwork. Their lattes are really good and they have great, warm staff.

Location: 140 N 8th St. Lincoln, NE 68508, United States

Working hours: Sunday- Saturday 8 am-6 pm, Monday-Tuesday 7am-6pm, Wednesday-Friday 7am-10pm

Website: crescentmooncoffee

Phone: +1 402-435-2828

Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso

Their food and mixture of coffee and flavoring are a perfect blend of taste. It also has an in-house bakery that serves some of the best pastries I have ever had. 

At Meadowlark, I discovered that purified water enhances the taste of coffee and tea blends and I can’t absolutely wait to try it out on my own. 

They host great art shows and musicals too for entertainment, plus a 5-star service from their staff.

Location: 1624 South St., Lincoln, NE 68502

Working hours: Monday-Saturday 6 am-10 pm, Sunday 6am-9pm

Website: meadowlarkcoffee

Phone: +1 402-470-0391

The Coffee House

At The Coffee House, you can watch your coffee get brewed right in front of you. And who wouldn’t like that? Everything about The Coffee House screams “good coffee” with the addition of their tasty snacks.

Coffeehouse serves different varieties of excellently brewed coffee, leaving you pleasantly confused on which specialty you should bless your taste buds with. 

Location: 1324 P St, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States

Working hours: Monday-Friday 6 am-3pm, Saturday 6am-1pm, Sunday 7am-1pm

Website: thecoffeehouseInk

Phone: +1 402-477-6611


On my arrival to Lincoln, NE, I was told that Cultiva was really quite popular around the state and as soon as I had one of their Coffee blends, it wasn’t hard to figure out why they were so popular. It has such a rich taste of exotic flavors and blends. 

Cultiva Labs is a roastery that locally produces its coffee beans with intricateness and hard work to produce the finest rich taste of blends. 

They also offer some really great eats and treats like pancakes, crepes, etc. An awesome place for a cuppa or breakfast. It has three locations in the state.

Location 1: 727 S. 11th Street, Lincoln, NE, 68508, United States.
Location 2: 3535 Holdrege St #130, Lincoln, NE 68503, United States. 

Location 3: 2510 Randolph St, Lincoln, NE 68510, United States

Working hours: Monday-Friday 7am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday 8 am-3 pm.

Website: cultivacoffee

Phone: +1 402-435-1133, +1 402-904-7937, +1 402-975-2664.

Rock-N-Joe Coffee

One thing you would notice when you walk into the place is the Rock-n-Roll themed aesthetics. It is a fun, full-of-life spot for a great cup of coffee and some special treats, and other tea-based drinks. There is also an outdoor seating spot to have a feel of the environment while enjoying your drink.

Rock-N-Joe does not only love making coffee, they idolize it and this is shown in the way they make their coffee with the finest, quality ingredients. Although technology has come to take over and I am all for it, nothing beats handcrafted coffee and this is something Rock-N-Joe does and why a lot of us love it.

Location: 5025 Lindberg St, Lincoln, NE 68516, United States

Working hours: Monday-Friday 7am-3pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-3pm

Website: rocknjoe

Phone: +1 531-500-4684

Bloom Coffee

Their latte espresso is one of their specialties at Bloom. I noticed they roast their own beans which is something rare. 

I tried their iced-out lavender milk and it was super amazing. I recommend it to everyone, including their tasty burritos. The work done at raw form shows in the end product with such fine taste and aroma that awakens all senses. 

Their pour-overs are also really good, a style savored by them.

Location: 505 N 27th St STE 3, Lincoln, NE 68503, United States.

Working hours: Monday-Sunday 8 am-2 pm

Website: bloomcoffeene

Phone: +1 531-249-5505

Bagels & Joe

A coffee spot that started just over two years ago and has done so well in fitting with the many competitions in Lincoln and managed to establish three locations in Lincoln. 

As their name implies, they offer really tasty bagels alongside a cup of various delicious coffee blends. It has one of its locations on the University of Nebraska, Lincoln campus, which makes it a really good spot to read and study for students on campus.

Location: 215 N. 14th St. Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Working hours: Mondays-Sundays  6 am-2 pm

Website: bagelsandjoe

Phone: +1 402-423-7797.

Harbor Coffeehouse

Such a great place to relax and have a me-time. Had the London Fog tea, one of the specials on their menu and it tasted divine. They also have such friendly staff and a cozy feel to the environment. It is a place I recommend for outsiders. 

Harbor loves to really put effort with their coffee and tea, the settings, the aroma, and the taste all go to say what a really dedicated brand they are to show the goodness of coffee.

Location:1265 S Cotner Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68510, United States

Working hours: Monday-Friday 6;30am-6pm, Saturday 6;30am-3pm.

Website: harborcoffeehouse

Phone: +1 402-489-1720

Lincoln Espresso

Here’s a shop with a classic feel and a vintage taste of some of the nicest coffees I have ever had. I also observed they sometimes offer free smoothie samples on special days. One of my favorites was the Samoan latte, it tasted so good. 

Plus, their staff are really nice and genuinely sweet. It’s a place I recommend for both locals and outsiders. It’s a really chill place for when you’re in one of those moods and you just want to relax and feel free.

Location: 112 S 16th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States.

Working hours:7am-7pm

Contact: Email


Where is Lincoln located?

The state/city of Lincoln, Nebraska is located in the United States of America. 

What makes the coffee shops at Lincoln special?

A lot of things actually add to why coffee shops in Nebraska are so unique and appealing. Some of them are the atmosphere, the hospitality and warmth of the city and shops themselves, the friendliness and proactiveness of staff, and the quality of the service they offer.

Is Lincoln, Nebraska safe to live in or visit?

During my short stay here, I had a swell time interacting with the people. They are super warm and accepting of people, not minding color, race, or sexuality.


I was unable to try out all the coffee shops in Lincoln, Ne during my short visit there, but going by the few I visited, I’m certain Lincoln offers some of the best coffee blends ever. It is a cool place to visit, for even tourists, with its many cultural values.

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