All-local restaurant opens in Lincoln

Posted By: Nicole Cousins

A new all-local eatery opened its doors in Lincoln Friday.

The Hub Café, located in Union Plaza at 250 N 21st St. #3, is owned by Doug and Krista Dittman.

The couple dreamed of opening their own locally–grown organic restaurant for ten years.

So when they were able to make their dream a reality, the chance was too good to pass up.

“My husband was really excited about bringing the idea we have had so long of having a cafe or restaurant at the farm and actually doing it in Lincoln,” Krista said.

The Hub features an ever–changing, vegetarian-forward menu made with food from local farms, utilizing what the so-called bread basket of the United States has to offer.

“I think its super important to bring to restaurants in the Midwest because we have all these great resources and farmers but it hasn’t been coming in in a mainstream way,” the café’s head chef Abigael Birrell said.

Menu highlights include an egg breakfast sandwich, oyster mushroom dinner, and a full wine and craft beer bar.

The Dittmans, who also own Branched Oak Farm in Raymond, said they’re trying to make the pie bigger for everyone and show that there’s a demand for eating local.

If you’re interested in making a reservation, you can call 402.474.BIKE (2453)