J. Lights Café is the right spot for every break in the day.

Crafted coffee or cocktails, breakfast, lunch & dinner and that important after work Snack.  Our thoughtful by the glass wine program and 8 beer taps will offer the taste break you need.  Our menu brought to life by our chef Josh Septoski will make our brunch or lunch favorites part of weekly rewards.  

The J. Lights Experience

I love unique places that bring the community together and J. Lights is that place for the New Smoky Hollow campus here in Downtown Raleigh.  Wings, Elote Fries, Panzanella Salads and much more to pair with a cortado with Counter Culture Coffee.  So many food journeys for you to take

This is a sample menu from both locations. Please click the "view full menu" button below to see entire selection


J. Lights Burger

NC Beef, Swiss, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion Jam, House Pickles, Champ Sauce

Sandwiches (& Wraps)

Grilled Pimiento Cheese ...... $13

House Made Pimiento Cheese, Bacon, Pickles, Sourdough

Caprese Sandwich ...... $12

basil mayo, fresh basil, tomato, fresh mozzarella, balsamic glaze

Buffalo Chicken Wrap ...... $13

Crispy Chicken, Bacon, House Buffalo Sauce, Lettuce, Ranch, On a Wrap

J. Bird Chicken Sandwich ...... $12

Crispy or Grilled Chicken, pickles, Champ Sauce, lettuce

Sweet Potato Sandwich ...... $13

Union Special Sandwich Bread, Herb Goat Cheese, Mixed Greens, Curried Carrot Chutney, Seasoned Sweet Potato

Snacks (& Sides)

Fried Pickled Okra ...... $6

Deep Fried Pickled Okra served with House made Ranch

Wings ...... $10-18

Choice of Thai Chili, Buffalo, Hoisin Ginger, Lemon Pepper, BBQ or Naked. Multiple Flavors available only on 12 count!!


Field Greens Salad ...... $11

spring mix, carrots, watermelon radish, fennel, asiago

Berry Avocado Salad ...... $13

spring mix, blueberries, avocado, feta cheese, pecans, blackberries