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 limited selection. Please click the "view full menu" button below to see entire menu.


J. Lights Burger ... $14

smoked gouda, arugula, red onion, pickled pepper aioli, brioche bun
- add nueske bacon +3


Fried Bologna ...... $14

Fried mortadella bologna, roasted red peppers, onion jam, garlic aioli, arugula, ciabatta bread

J. Bird Fried Chicken ...... $14

hat yai fried chicken, crispy shallots, house pickles, sriracha buffalo, brioche

Salmon BLT ...... $13

5oz salmon, bacon, bibb lettuce, sliced tomato, thai basil aioli, ciabatta bread

Pimento Cheese (VG) ...... $10

pimento cheese, house pickles, roasted pepitas, toasted sourdough

Cubano ...... $14

roasted mojo pork, ham, swiss cheese, house pickles, dijon mustard, ciabatta

Snacks (& Sides)

Elote Fries ...... $8

sweet corn, Duke's mayo, cotija cheese, chile piquin, cilantro

Jumbo Wings (8pc)...... $14

sriracha buffalo, carolina gold, or jerk dry rub

Sweet Potato Wedges (VG)...... $5

taragon aioli


Harvest (VG) ...... $12

roasted beets, quinoa, whipped chevre, pickled carrots, curried walnuts, balsamic glaze

Kale Caesar ...... $11

kale, croutons, parmesan, caesar dressing