Open 7 days a week for gathering, conversing and caffeinating pleasure
6am – midnight
1624 South St. Lincoln, Nebraska 68502
Southern Heights Food Forest Fundraiser!
Friday, December 6, 7:00
Jack Hotel has been blowing through the Lincoln music scene with the power of a tornado! Musicians Günter Voelker, Joe Salvati, Josh Rector and Marty Steinhausen have created an uncanny sound resembling the history of an old Nebraska barn renovated.
Southern Heights Food Forest Fundraiser!
Friday, December 6, 7:00
Genna and Jesse are duo alchemy at its finest. Sweet and savory, raspy and smooth, together they create a unique vocal sound, and then they complement that blend with Jesse’s prowess at the piano and guitar. Whether they sing their own songs, or the well-chosen songs of their peers, audiences are along for the ride in an intimate and inclusive show. Facebook
Tuesday, December 3, 8pm
From Los Angeles, Americana-Folk Singer Melanie Devaney – At times country, at times pop, she’s like a mix of Carole King and Emmy Lou Harris with confessional lyrics and heartfelt music to spare. No Cover! Facebook
Performing with Ian Miller
Sunday, December 8, 7-9pm
Join University of Nebraska students as they grab a cup of coffee and discuss the always-interesting topic of death. Death Cafe is a non-profit organization that was started by Jon Underwood. The main purpose of Death Cafe is to generate meaningful dialogue about death and help those participating to come to terms with the inevitability of death.
Friday, December 13, 7pm
The FCC Bros. are an acoustic/folk trio featuring brothers Dylan and Casey Fink and brother-from-another-mother Adam Widger. Their lyric driven, harmony rich songs tell stories of life, love and loss. Armed with acoustic guitars and Grandma’s lap dulcimer, the FCC Bros. create a modern spin on their deep, musical heritage.
with Bud Heavy and the High Lifes
Saturday, December 21, 8pm
Slap Happy was born in the fall of 2012. After performing together for several years as a Rock Band the group was looking for a different sound. With the combined effort of the song writing of Noah Gose and the fiddle and guitar accompaniment of Chloe and Noah Pinkman the group soon realized that they were on to something great! In a very short time Slap Happy starting playing in local coffee shops and farmers markets and the fans keep coming.
Monday, December 30, 8pm
Grover Anderson, from San Diego. As always, no cover!
Saturday, November 9, 8pm
Elizabeth Grimes is a singer/songwriter and pianist established in the NYC area, but now residing in the Southern Georgia area. She plays cocktail music for all events and provides music for wedding ceremonies and receptions. She also does session and accompaniment work.
Friday, November 29, 7pm
Witness for yourselves what is Frek the Elixir… Derek Dibbern with Jon Appleget and The Mystery and The Flow and Lincoln the Chain and One Lane Bridge and even a touch of Zen Pudding for the Pre-Drifting Era Bolo Paleo.
In other words, Frek and the Elixir is an experimental improv/jam/electro-acoustic music project. ENJOY!
It’d be sort of odd if we didn’t sell bulk coffee, dontcha’ think? We sell the whole bean or gladly grind to your desired preference.
Not sure what grind is best for your brewing method? Ask us, after all, we are a coffee house…
(Prices are by the 1/4, 1/2 and full pound)
Regular $4.00 $7.25 $13.00
Flavored $4.50 $8.25 $15.00
Decaf $4.50 $8.25 $15.00
Limited Edition $4.50 $8.25 $15.00
Espresso $4.00 $7.25 $13.00
Bulk Tea $9.00 $17.00 $32.00
Meadowlark Coffee is proud to display a great number of pieces this November from a trio of local artists. We have oversize oil paintings by Jess Prenosil, framed glass by Bonnie Sittig and a paintings by Donna Pozehl. These crafts are on display through the end of the month and would make the perfect holiday gift for the art lover in your life. We invite you to stop in and warm your body with a beverage, and warm your soul with art.
As divergently eclectic as an espresso is from chai, we present our October artists. Samplings from Daniel Joseph May’s Metallic Oxidation Series, Joe Humpal’s whimsical ink and watercolor illustrations and a third series of highly detailed hand illustrations grace our walls through All Hallows Eve. As always, the artwork is available for your viewing and purchasing pleasures.
We are proud to announce Jamie Steckelberg Scott as our September Artist! Her contemporary and inspirational batik prints marry function and art in the form of bags and wall hangings. Both unique and useful, her crafts are for sale and your visual pleasure—happily adorning our maroon walls—through the end of the month. Stop in and see, who knows, you just might walk away inspired!
Treats… and everyday favorites, here at the Lark.
Stop in to sample our sweets, courtesy of the Buxom Baxter, and beverages galore, served with a smile. We’re serving soup daily until 10pm and, of course, our extensive selection of coffee and tea beverages. All of our offerings can be found on our Menu page.
Socio-political commentary via oil and canvas, courtesy of August Artist Chad Barker. For sale and consideration, these works adorn our walls through the end of the month. Come share an espresso with Honest Abe, Dali and Vader—all the regulars—we guarantee lively conversation.
One of the two wildly divergent sets of artwork on display this June is provided by Painter, Digital Artist and Internet Personality Brian Dickinson. The digital gallery of his work (found by clicking on the text of this paragraph) does not do justice to the detail found in his oversized imagery. Check him out at briandickinsonpainting.com or come by the lark to enjoy a beverage and get the full effect, in person.
The warm red walls of the Lark are again pleased to have not one, but two artists—(I am) Lilith and Carrie Strope Sohayda—presenting the fruits of their craft this May. You’ll want to stop by and see the paintings and glass works for yourself, the pictures really don’t do justice to capturing the interplay of light and stained glass. Beverages, Community and Art, this and every month at Meadowlark.
Check out this great piece by NPR about what it takes to get a coffe bean from growth to roast. It’s a story about how the growth of the specialty coffee movement is influencing the lives of farmers in the mountainous region of Huehuetenango in Guatemala. Makes you appreciate the craft that goes into your cup. Watch it here.
Local Artist and Lincoln High Graduate Bob Lancaster brings his landscape and nature OIl Paintings to the Lark this April. Very appropriate furnishings as we usher in the springtime. Come in and check them out for yourself, our view the entire gallery here
“The main thing for me is connecting people, you get to know people really well with those little one-minute conversations.”
“I feel like my main role as the owner of a coffee shop is to connect community more to itself.”
-Adam Hintz, co-owner of Meadowlark Coffee
The Daily Nebraska picked up on what the Lark has been layin’ down. Thanks, for spreading the word! If you missed it, you can read the article here.
Two diverse contributors grace the Meadowlark walls this March; a unique photo documentary looking back on Occupy Lincoln and—looking forward toward Spring—select works of nature photographer David Williss. As always, the artwork is available for viewing through the end of the month, and for sale. David can be reached through his website www.davidwilliss.com/photography.
Coffee R.E.D. (R.estaurante E.scuela de Cocina D.espensa de Comercio Justo – or loosely translated: Kitchen Pantry Restaurant School Fair Trade), as the name suggests is a network of local producers, cooperatives, associations, and small businesses in the south west of Guatemala. The Café R.E.D. (Restaurante Escuela Despensa / Pantry Restaurant School) is located in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Read more and find a link to their facebook page…
Happy New Year to local art and local artists; long may you thrive! This month, our walls are happy to be adorned by the oils, charcoals and more… of Emma Rose Morin. The pictures in the linked gallery really don’t do them justice, come in and check them out for yourself. The works on display are also for sale. Arts, support it. We do.
New crop East Timor is here! This limited-release coffee is grown in the rich volcanic soil near the base of Mount Ramelau, the highest point in East Timor. The cooperative that produces this coffee was founded in the wake of the destruction of much of the country after it gained independence from Indonesia in 1999. Exceptionally smooth with a full, heavy body, this coffee has a sweet aroma with notes of butterscotch, pipe tobacco and molasses. Fair Trade Organic Coffee, proudly served at the Lark.
Latte art is a method of preparing coffee created by pouring steamed milk into a shot of espresso and resulting in a pattern or design on the surface of the resulting latte. It can also be created or embellished by simply “drawing” in the top layer of foam. Latte art is particularly difficult to create consistently, due to the demanding conditions required of both the espresso shot and milk. This, in turn, is limited by the experience of the barista and quality of the espresso machine. The pour itself, then, becomes the last challenge for the latte artist.
Not sure what, “Double Ristretto Venti Half-Soy Nonfat Decaf Organic Chocolate Brownie Iced Vanilla Double-Shot Gingerbread Frappuccino Extra Hot With Foam Whipped Cream Upside Down Double Blended, One Sweet’N Low and One Nutrasweet, and Ice” means? Maybe this will help. An Espresso Primer
(Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to get our view on a most hideous blend…)
Meadowlark proudly serves Grounds For Change Coffee. All of which is Fair Trade Certified by IMO.
The vast majority of the GFC coffee is also Shade Grown Coffee which ensures healthy habitat for migratory birds.
A number of community-based programs in coffee-growing countries directly benefit from the purchase of GFC coffee. For example, farmers in Peru and Mexico receive a higher price per pound for their coffee (above and beyond the going rate for certified coffee) to help support local domestic violence intervention programs and small business loans for women.
Who knows your “usual”? Who crafts that perfect froth?
Word to your foam! It’s your Meadowlark Barista.
Get to know the crew here.