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Top Choice Cafe in Lincoln

Bread & Cup

Boxes of beautiful Nebraska produce line the entry at this trendsetting Haymarket cafe where even common dishes (such as a pulled-pork sandwich) are elevated to something special. Great baked goods, full bar.
Cocktail Bar in Lincoln

Other Room

Look for an unmarked black door with a lion door knocker next to it. If the light above the door is green, give the lion a knock. If it's red, you'll have to wait outside for the chance to enter into this compact sp…
Cafe in Lincoln

Indigo Bridge

This fine Haymarket cafe in a fantastic bookstore serves excellent coffee, snacks and sandwiches throughout the day. Best of all, 100% of all coffee purchases go directly to a local cause.
Landmark in Lincoln

State Capitol

From the outside, Nebraska's remarkable 1932 400ft-high state capitol represents the apex of phallic architecture (like many tall buildings in the Plains, it's often called 'the penis on the prairie'), while the sym…
Pizza in Lincoln

Yia Yia's Pizza

Many a hangover has been chased away by the cheesy, gooey goodness at this Lincoln legend. The pizzas are cracker-thin, the regional tap-beer list thick. Sit at a sidewalk table or inside amid the timeless college c…
Museum in Lincoln

Museum of Nebraska History

Follows the Cornhusker State's story, starting with the large First Nebraskans room.
University in Lincoln

University of Nebraska

The university has its main campus in the middle of town. The complex is as practical as a farmer and lacks highlights, but is an interesting stroll. You will, however, score plenty of excitement on one of the seven…