Prosecco and breakfast bar opens doors in Lincoln

Dorota Szukaj, Gio and Diana Carchedi

A new coffee bar offering all-day breakfast and prosecco is opening in Lincoln this Saturday, June 1st.

Dorota Szukaj, a chef at Bar Unico in St Benedict’s Square, has acquired the city-centre coffee shop and is reopening it as Crazy Appetite.

Gio Carchedi, who founded Bar Unico in Lincoln in 2013 and opened a second coffee bar in 2021, will continue to run Bar Unico in Horncastle.

Crazy Appetite will feature a breakfast menu along with a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, smoothies, gelato, specialty coffees, and cocktails.

Dorota Szukaj said: “I’ve been working at Bar Unico in Lincoln for six years so I’ve got to know a lot of the customers very well and I hope they will like the new coffee bar just as much. I’m also looking forward to welcoming new visitors looking for something different from what’s currently available in the city.

Going out for breakfast or brunch is becoming increasingly popular and I’m keen to cater for that market by serving breakfast all day alongside our more traditional lunch menu. We’ll also have a children’s menu and very much welcome families.”

Gio Carchedi, said: “I’m sorry to be closing Bar Unico in the city and would like to thank all of my customers and suppliers many of whom have become close friends. However, many of them are also regular visitors to Bar Unico in Horncastle and I’m looking forward to focusing all my attention on growing this business.

“As well as doing more evening events we also want to expand the menu and cater for more private functions. We are fortunate to have a beautiful building, formerly an old schoolhouse, which can hold up to 70 people, so it has a lot of potential. Dorota is a very talented chef and has an exciting new menu. I’m sure Crazy Appetite will be a hit with city residents and visitors, and I’d like to wish her every success.”