October 9, 2019 4.17 pm This story is over 32 months old

Coffee Bobbins picked by The Lincolnite readers as the city’s favourite cafe

The new owners were delighted with the accolade

A cafe on The Strait has been named as the number one place for tea and coffee in the city by The Lincolnite readers.

Lois Sale, 33, and her mother Paula took over the reins from former owner Christine Spencer on September 30 for their very first business venture at Coffee Bobbins.

The Lincolnite ran a 24-hour poll on Tuesday morning to find the city’s best place for tea and coffee.

See the full results: Top 15 Lincoln cafes

Over 300 votes were counted and Coffee Bobbins came out on top, ahead of its nearest challenger, The Angel Coffee House.

New owner Lois Sale making coffee at the cafe voted number one by The Lincolnite readers. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

On hearing the news, Lois told The Lincolnite: “It is wonderful and so nice to have the recognition for the team. To be voted number one is a nice thing to achieve.

“The first week has been fantastic, I absolutely love it. It has been busy and there’s been lots of learning. We are very lucky to have inherited seven wonderful staff.”

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Former owner Christine Spencer is also a seamstress that worked with Great Britain’s Olympics’ team, including Tom Daley.

She owned the cafe for around two and a half years and Lois said Christine “really made it what it is today” and has been a “wonderful mentor”.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lois added: “We’ve kept it pretty much the same as it was already going so well. The only difference we’ve made is that we are going to do more events, such as in the evening.

“We want to do some story tellers with Nordic tales over Christmas time. In January or February we want to do hygge, cosy nights.”

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