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“Great courtyard on a warm day”

Stokes Collection Cafe
Ranked #8 of 30 Coffee & Tea in Lincoln
Price range: US$5 - US$9
Cuisines: Contemporary, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: Say hello to the newest member of the Stokes cafe family, Stokes Collection Cafe. Housed within the Collection Museum, a stone's throw from the Usher Gallery and beautiful Temple Gardens, Stokes Collection Cafe offers museum visitors (or those sneaky souls who just make a beeline for the cakes) a modern haven filled with Stokes goodness. Peruse our menu and choose from the signature collection of blended speciality teas or freshly roasted coffees, or try something even more special from the Brew Bar at Stokes. Our freshly made crepes always tempt a museum-goer or passer-by, especially with live musicians in session to help you sit back and relax. Our menu is bursting with delicious homemade treats, starring lots of locally sourced ingredients of course, and you can enjoy a weekend treat with our Weekend Brunch menu featuring Eggs Benedict, Butterscotch Waffles, and even a sparkling Mimosa or two. We also do some great gluten-free options, and the little 'uns will love our children's menu and play area. Not wishing to neglect our furry visitors, our dog-friendly menu at Stokes Collection Cafe will keep pooches happy whilst they bask on the outdoor terrace. Stokes Collection Cafe is quickly becoming the go to venue for event hire in Lincoln. We cater for weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, and more. We also host top notch music event throughout the year, so don't forget to join our guest list to be the first to hear about our next soiree.
Reviewed 19 May 2013

Felt I had to write a review to tell others about the Collection. We walked down Steep Hill, Lincoln, with the dog, and sat out in the courtyard which protected us from the wind. Although we only had morning coffee, the service was great - a bowl of water, and even a homemade doggy bone was brought to out dog. The cakes and coffee were perfect and I would recommend it as a great place to sit in the sun and relax - the inside looked modern and comfortable as well!

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StokesCoffee, General Manager at Stokes Collection Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to rate us so positively on Tripadvisor ! The museum and café might be a little of the beaten track but are definitely a must when in the area, and we find ourselves very lucky to be located in such beautiful surroundings… And it is lovely to read that our patrons (and their four-legged friends…) enjoy it too! Thank you also for your comments about our food and drinks, and we hope to welcome you back again very soon!

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Reviewed 19 May 2013 via mobile

My partner and I have visited here twice this week and will definitely be returning! The food is homemade and this is reflected in the taste. We had paninis followed by a stack of pancakes with banana and butterscotch which were made to order. Devine! Excellent value for money. Staff were also very attentive and polite.

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StokesCoffee, General Manager at Stokes Collection Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your very positive comments! We are very proud indeed to offer home made and locally sourced food at competitive prices in our café! Crêpes and pancakes are one of our specialities (along our teas and coffees of course…)
We also like to think that our staff are friendly and approachable, and are happy to read that this is noticed by our customers.
We look forward to your next visit and please be sure that your comments will be passed on to our staff.

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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Having booked the cafe for my wife's birthday, the planning, service & attention to detail before the event was great.
The excellent food, room layout, attentive staff, good bar prices and helpfulness on the night made it a great time.

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StokesCoffee, General Manager at Stokes Collection Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your kind comments regarding the event recently held at the Collection café for your Wife’s Birthday. We are glad that everything lived up to your expectations and the party was a success. The Collection is certainly a stunning space for a party and the transformation from day time café to evening venue has surprised many guests in the past.

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

Popped in here this afternoon and tried the Kenyan AA coffee. Proper wow factor all I can say is do yourself a favour and try it, i've sampled many a coffee around the town (and Europe), had some good, bad and ugly but this is the one of the BEST. Well impressed with the little place, very friendly staff & looking forward to returning and sampling something for lunch (along with another coffee)

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StokesCoffee, General Manager at Stokes Collection Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your positive review and for visiting Stokes at the collection.
We are so pleased that you found our Kenya AA coffee to be to your liking! We have introduced the buono coffee as a way for our clients to try rarer coffees not often offered in most cafés and it is proving quite successful!
Your encouraging comments will certainly be passed on to our staff at the Collection café and also to our master coffee roaster who chose this particular Kenyan coffee from the many samples that were tried before selecting the right one!
We look forward to welcoming you back soon and thank you once again for taking the time to review us so positively on TripAdvisor.

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Reviewed 27 March 2013



We have been several times now for lunch at this architecturally stunning venue. Excellent service every time, matching the fine coffees and healthy eating options. The food though not Michelin class is great value, tasty and presented well.
Excellent for young families and for couples, I hesitated as to whether or not advertise it on Tripadvisor or to keep for myself!

Top tip, do make use of the toilet facilities, the architect ensured those spending a penny would not be bored.

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StokesCoffee, General Manager at Stokes Collection Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind comments and for sharing your experience of Stokes at the collection.
We are very pleased that you have found the service and food to your liking. The food offering is indeed very different to our more traditional High Bridge Café...
Whilst aiming to maintain the same level of quality and value for money, we have worked hard to develop a contemporary style menu that would match the venue which is, as you mentioned it, a stunning architectural masterpiece... The crêpes, paninis and daily dishes are becoming increasingly popular during the week and we are now offering a Sunday Brunch between 10 am and 2 pm which too, is proving to be an extremely popular & a welcome alternative to the traditional Sunday Roast...
We hope to welcome you back on many more occasions.

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