See the new mouthwatering delights at Lincoln health cafe

Colourful Buddha Bowls and filled sweet jacket potatoes were among the delicious healthy items launched on the new menu at a cosy hidden cafe on the University of Lincoln campus.

Lincoln Pier Cafe, which is located in the Minerva Building on Brayford Wharf South, first opened in September 2019 and is the newest of the university’s 13 food outlets on campus.

On March 2, it launched what it describes as a healthy, unique, sustainable and homemade menu.

There are a wide range of Budda Bowls to try. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Why not try one of the sweet jacket potatoes? Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The menu includes crolls (a croissant/brioche crossover) at £2.85, sweet jacket potato with various fillings priced at £3.95, and Buddha Bowls with different protein, pasta and salad options priced at £3.50 (+£2 to add certain toppings).

It also offers hot breads, smoothie and yoghurt bowls, as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A delicious yoghurt bowl. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

For all those with a sweet tooth there are also chocolate flapjacks, muffins, scones and more.

Most of the food has been locally sourced and all of the cakes are homemade. The menu will adapt seasonally with daily specials to be added in the future.

The chocolate flapjack is already proving popular. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Breakfast toast with smashed avocado, chilli, lime and sliced boiled egg. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The cafe also has a wide drink selection including its own bespoke 94 degrees coffee using only sustainably-sourced, traceable, high quality beans.

Nitro Coffee and Cold Brew are among the other drink options. The cafe is also hoping to have an alcohol licence in the future.

Lincoln has also become the first university to stock Aqua Spritz’s non-alcoholic beverage.

Ernie Wetton, Head of Coffee at the University of Lincoln, showing his expertise. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Tasty crolls washed down with some Cold Brew coffee. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

It isn’t just for students and the wider community is also invited to come and enjoy the food in the cafe.

The cafe has around five staff including Luke St Clair-Pedroza, who created the art that brightens up the walls of the cafe.

Jade Willett, Deputy Catering Manager for Food & Hospitality at the University of Lincoln, told The Lincolnite: “We decided we wanted something really bespoke.

“We wanted to hone in on our unique, sustainable and homemade objectives and whatever we provide here you can’t get at our other catering units across the campus.

“It is all about being healthy and acting on our customer feedback. Here it is about lighter bites and healthier options.”

Lincoln Pier Cafe is located inside the Minerva Building at the University of Lincoln. Photo: Joseph Verney for The Lincolnite

Take a look inside the cafe. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lincoln Pier Cafe will host a Mother’s Day afternoon tea event on Sunday, March 22. It is a ticketed event priced at £18 per head for adults, including a free glass of Prosecco for every mum. Tickets for children under 10 are priced at £9.

The cafe can also be hired for private events and bookings outside of its opening hours from around £15 per hour. For more information email [email protected] or message the FoodLinc Facebook page.

Sarah Kingham, Project and Communications Officer; Luke St Clair-Pedroza, Barista; Ernie Wetton, Head of Coffee; Jade Willett, Deputy Catering Manager for Food & Hospitality.

The cafe is open from 8am-4pm during the week, but on Monday nights it hosts a board game night and closes at 10pm.

See the rest of our gallery below:

Welcome to Lincoln Pier Cafe. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A delicious selection of food and drinks to choose from. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Smoothie Bowl. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Breakfast toast with banana and peanut butter. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Yummy. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

One of the many Budda Bowls available to choose from. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Homemade gluten free banana and caramel cake. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Breakfast toast with bacon and maple syrup. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Inside the cafe. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

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