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Vines Bakery of Lincoln

Vines Bakery of Lincoln opened on the city’s famous Steep Hill in 2019. Founder and baker Emma Vines makes delicious, slowly fermented artisan loaves – from classic sourdoughs to fig & walnut to New York rye. Her bread is excellent but if you love sweet treats you’re also in luck: Lincolnshire plum loaf, Viennoiseries, pains au chocolat, and intriguing weekly specials all grace the counter in this delightful, authentic little shop. On our visit, we sampled some delicious Kouign Amann – a treat originating from Brittany comprising layers of crisp, caramelised, buttery dough.

Emma takes inspiration from her background – she comes from a long line of bakers. Her great-great-grandfather opened the first Vine’s Bakery in London’s East End in 1904. His business grew into a small chain serving the capital’s diverse population.

Emma says: “It’s always been my ambition to restart the family business. I am the fourth of five generations of my family to bake professionally. My passion for high-quality ingredients and delicious products drives the business.”

Vines Bakery of Lincoln is the sort of shop we’d love to have on our doorsteps. Next time you’re in Lincoln, we recommend you visit it. It serves good coffee, too.

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Recommended by Matt Wright, founder & editor

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61 Steep Hill, Lincoln, LN2 1LR
07703 159052

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