Tina’s Cafe

Review by: Roadfood Team

Solid midwestern meals

Tina’s café is a small town café that landed in a medium sized city. Serving Nebraska’s capital city, Tina’s Cafe delivers solid, hearty, Midwestern square meals. Tina’s café is named after the owner, Sue Green’s mom. She is a friendly, gregarious lady, takes pride in her restaurant, cooks and bakes everything from scratch and truly cares about her customers.  Many of whom have been regulars since the café opened nearly a quarter of a century ago.

Walking into the bright and cheery, compact café, you’ll quickly notice the racing car theme dotting the walls. The racing car theme spills over onto the menu with such items as the thunder road tenderloin and track champ hot beef. There are several daily specials, including the Friday favorite, chicken fried steak.

What should I eat at Tina’s Café?

One special you’ll find a few times a month, is the Go Cart. This is the cafe’s version of the Nebraska Cabbage Burger or Runza. The cafe’s version comes with mashed potatoes and vegetable. And yes, those potatoes are real. Smooth and creamy, with the occasional clump. This is just to let you know that these spuds did not come from a box. One bite of the Go Cart reveals an explosion of flavor. Nicely spiced and encased in a warm fresh homemade bun, with a generous filling of beef, cabbage and onion, the Go Cart gives it’s more famous counterpart a run for it’s money.

Tina’s is known for the giant size of their plate sized cinnamon rolls. Finally, when we arrive in the afternoon, there is one waiting for us made early that morning. Unfortunately, we was too full to enjoy it that day. The next morning, all it needed was a quick warm up in the hotel microwave. Moist and generously saturated with veins of sugar and cinnamon, it’s no wonder that Tina’s Cinnamon Rolls gets rave reviews.

Take a bite into the heartland and visit Tina’s Cafe. *Original Post by Dale Fine*

Directions & Hours

6:30am - 2pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 6:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Thursday: 6:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Friday: 6:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Sunday: Closed

What To Eat

Go Carts

Cinnamon Roll


Tina’s Cafe Recipes


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