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The Lawn Cafe

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4.0/5 152 reviews
Cafes Independent Tea Room

Located just a stone's throw away from the castle in uphill Lincoln, our Lawn Cafe is housed within what was once the cookhouse of the former 'Lincoln Lunatic Asylum'. Originally built in 1819, the former hospital now house the fully refurbished and carefully designed Lawn café which incorporates carefully restored, original artefacts like the old theatre spotlights and some amazing décor such as a life-size killer whale. Yes, life size! Lulu as she is known, is made from old car bumpers and coffee machine parts and suspended from the rafters.  

For coffee lovers, we also created a fantastic viewing area so that you can see right into our roastery. Watch our master roasters at work, smell the delicious coffee roasting away and enjoy a cup of the finished product while you do!

Please Note: Due to current restrictions we are currently offering a Limited Menu

On the menu, you'll find a selection of delicious dishes and treats made with the finest, locally sourced, produce. From a full English breakfast to elegant light bites and our famous fine teas and fresh roasted coffees - we’ve got you covered.  

The Lawn Café is open from the 4th July for dine in and takeaway.

We are still offering a click and collect for online orders facility at both The High Bridge Café and The Lawn (Warehouse).

The Lawn Union Road Lincoln LN1 3BU


  • Free WI-FI
  • Outdoors

  • Terrace
  • Parking

  • Parking on Site
  • Eating & Drinking

  • Vegetarian Options
  • Local Produce
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Vegan Options
  • Pets

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • General

  • Bookable for Events/Parties
  • Takeaway Available
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Suitability

  • Child/Family Friendly
  • Suitable for Less Able

    Times vary - please consult the website
    Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
    Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
    Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
    Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
    Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
    Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00

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