Lincoln Cathedral Café

The bright and airy Lincoln Cathedral café is located within the visitor centre and is open daily, offering a variety of options from hearty breakfasts to light lunches and a range of tempting treats alongside a selection of barista coffee and specialist teas.

Our range of cakes and tray bakes are baked locally and change regularly, meaning there is always something new to try.

Not to forget our younger visitors, a children’s menu features a variety of hot and cold options and high chairs are also available.

As well as offering a varied menu, the café boasts fantastic views of the cathedral. On bright sunny days, there is no better place to relax and enjoy a peaceful coffee or glass of wine over lunch than the Dean’s Green terrace, surrounded by beautiful planting and unbeatable views.

The courtyard, a sheltered suntrap is a perfect spot to finish your visit to the cathedral or for meeting friends.

Table service operates throughout the café, so simply find a table and a server will come to you to take your order.

Lincoln Cathedral Cafe
Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea

Join us in Lincoln Cathedral Café on Sunday 10 March for a special Mothering Sunday afternoon tea. Click on the link below to see the delicious menu.

Pre-booking is essential, to find out more and confirm your place, please contact Kieran on or call 01522 561654.

Mothering Sunday afternoon tea menu
Looking for something special?

The Café serves a wonderful afternoon tea including a selection of classic sandwiches, scones and bite-size cakes.  You can even upgrade to a sparkling afternoon tea by adding a glass of prosecco. Pre-booking is required.

 Arriving by bike?

Cyclists are most welcome in the cafe and can often be found resting weary legs in the courtyard.  If you plan to stay a little longer, bicycles may be stored in the dedicated store in the Dean’s Green.

Dietary requirements and allergens

The cafe offers a number of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Should you have any additional requirements, please speak to a member of staff who will be happy to assist you.

Canine companions

Well behaved dogs are welcome throughout the cafe and outdoor seating areas.

Café opening hours

Please note that the cafe, shop and visitor centre will be closed on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 January 2024 for maintenance.

Monday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Bank holidays: 10am-4pm
(Closed: Christmas Day)

The tempting menu changes seasonally, and we also offer a children’s menu and special offers for occasions such as Valentine’s Day, Mothering Sunday and Fathers’ Day. Follow the link to see our current main menu.

For enquiries or to reserve a table, please call 01522 561654

Take a look at the menu