Monday – Friday
8:00am - 3:00pm
 
Saturday & Sunday
8:30am - 3:00pm








The Lights may very well be the healthiest café on planet earth, for breakfast & lunch.

We are a charlotte restaurant serving simple, organic, locally grown food by the most amazing people.

Currently offering a diverse menu of what we believe are the best foods for your everyday breakfast & lunch.





Menu

Breakfast & Lunch
Served all day
gf. - gluten free
v.   - vegetarian
vv. - vegan
vo. - vegan option




Grains

moonrise kingdom 14wild quinoa, black beans, cashew queso, avocado, tomato pico, kale, pumpkin seeds, tomatillo verde (gf.) (vv.)

simple greens pesto rice* 14jade rice, pesto, poached egg, kale, radish, chevre, hot sauce (gf.) (v.)
 
lord of the fireflies 16 jade rice, lentils, avocado, broccolini, kale, tomato pico, brazil nut “parm”, red bell pepper rojo (gf.) (vv.)

eternal sunshine 14 wild quinoa, sweet potato, hummus, market greens, tomato pico, sunflower seeds, cashew curry (gf.) (v.)



Smoothie
Bowls  (vv.)

the lights acai 10
acai, banana, brazil nut, honey
topping: seasonal fruit, hemp granola, coconut, cacao nib


the stars acai 11.5
pure acai, banana, strawberry, blueberry, date (gf.)
topping: seasonal fruit, coconut,
cacao nib, mulberry berry, flax seed

pinky promise 10
dragonfruit, banana, strawberry, honey
topping: seasonal fruit, hemp granola, coconut, hemp seed, bee pollen


sister steph 11 banana, pineapple, house almond butter, spirulina, chlorella, honey, house almond milk (gf.) topping: seasonal fruit, coconut, cashew, mulberry berry, chia seed, bee pollen



Savory

avocado toast   9.5 (v.v)
w/ farm egg *   2.5
w/ bacon    4
w/ market greens & tomato    3


OG breakfast sandwich* 12.5 brioche bun, egg, avocado, u.g.f. mushrooms, greens, spicy mayo * (v.)
 

two, two & two* 8
two eggs, bacon, toast *
 

potato hash* 13
market potato, carrot, fried egg, house hot sauce * (v.)
w/ bacon    4
w/ avocado    3


BLT breakfast sandwich* 12.5brioche bun, bacon, egg, tomato, onion, greens, spicy mayo
 

vegetable frittata* 11
three egg omelette, seasonal veg., radish, herbs  * (gf.) (v.)
 



Sweet

buckwheat pancake 12
whipped ricotta, local fruit (gf.) (v.) 
  

almond butter & brioche 8
w/ house jam 1.5 (v)
on sourdough (vo.)

oat porridge 8
house almond milk, almond butter, jam (gf.) (vv.)
w/ fresh fruit  3
w/ granola  3


whipped ricotta toast 10
on brioche, house jam (v.) 


Salads & Soup


kale caesar 11.5
cashew caesar dressing, pumpkin seeds, brazil nut “parm”, croutons (vv.)  
 

tomato salad 12
local heirlooms, sunflower tahini, bread crumbs, basil (vv.)
 
soup du jour cup 4.5  |  bowl 8
rotational, local-veg soup. (gf.) (vv.)
 



Sandwiches

pastrami tofu 14
tofu pastrami, house pickles, mustard, market greens, spicy mayo (v.)
(sourdough baguette)


hummingbird 13
house hummus, avocado, tomato, cucumber, spinach, pesto, basil (vv.)
(whole grain pullman)

caprese 12
siano buffalo mozzarella, tomato, basil, balsamic, olive oil (v.)
(sourdough baguette)


veggie rich 13
beets, carrots, sunflower-tahini, avocado, tomato ( vv.)
(sourdough country loaf)



Pastries

slice of cake  7 ( rotational ) (v.)
orange zest & currant scone  4 (v.)
chocolate chip cookie  3.5 (v.)
banana chocolate muffin  4 (gf.)(vv.)
salted caramel brownie 8 (gf.)(vv.)
oatmeal lace cookie  3.5 (v.)
house jam oat bar  5 (v.)
date & cacao energy bites  5 (gf.) (vv.)



Sides
& Add-ons

bacon  4
plain toast  2.5
farm egg (8 minute or fried)*  2.5
avocado  3
hodo pastrami tofu  4
roasted potato  7
roasted broccolini 7
kale or market greens  3
side fruit plate  6
house hot sauce  1
house tomatillo verde  1
house red bell pepper rojo  1
house creamy cashew curry  1
house cashew caesar dressing  1
house nut butter  3
side jam  2


Cold-pressed juices

9 USD + 1.5 glass deposit
alkalinity to infinity
cucumber, spinach, kale, celery, lemon, ginger
 

chia mia
pineapple, orange, strawberry, ginger, chia


himalayan monk
pear, orange, spinach, kale, lemon, ginger
 

red ranger
beet, apple, orange, lemon, ginger


the greatness
carrot, orange, pineapple, lemon, turmeric

 




Smoothies

16 oz |  24 oz  (vv.)
jax izzo 7.5 | 9.5
banana, strawberry, apple juice
 

thank you berry much9.5 | 12.5 banana, strawberry, blueberry, acai, house coconut cashew milk
   

dr. bruce banner 9 | 12
spinach, kale, banana, pineapple, spirulina, moringa, apple juice
 

the islander 8.5 | 11
banana, pineapple, mango, apple juice, coconut water
  
raw power 9.5 | 12.5
banana, brazil nut, date, maca, cacao, house almond milk 
(stay woke by adding cold brew)
 

immune in tune 9.5 | 12.5 banana, strawberry, blueberry, date, brazil nut, Sun Potion Anandamide, house almond milk
 
chocolate falls 9.5 | 12.5 banana, date, house almond butter, cacao, hemp protein, house almond milk
 


add-ons
fresh spinach or kale 1.5
fresh ginger root 1
fresh turmeric root 2
house almond butter 1.5
hemp granola 2.5
gf. granola 3
cacao .75
maca .5
chia .5
cinnamon .5
ground flax .5
terra’s whey protein 1
nutivo hemp protein 1
sun potion ashwaganda 1
sun potion anandamide 1




Coffee

hex coffee roasters 
charlotte, nc

espresso 3.50
double shot of espresso
 

americano3.5
macchiato 4
cortado 4
cappuccino 4.5
-  12oz  - 
latte 5
raw cacao mocha 5.5
vanilla bean latte 5.5
house caramel latte 5.5
-  filter  -
pour over brewed to order 4.5
24 hr. cold brew over ice 4.5

-  full immersion -
french press 4 | 5.5 | 7.5
( 12oz | 18oz | 34oz )

-  milk options  -
house almond & date +1
house coconut cashew +1
minor figures oat +1
homeland creamery whole



Not Coffee


chai latte 5.5

uji matcha latte 5.5
high grade matcha w/ steamed milk
 

golden milk 6
turmeric & spices w/ steamed milk
 

hot chocolate 5
raw cacao w/ steamed milk 
 

Tea


iced uji matcha 5
high grade matcha shaken w/ honey
 

ginger, lemon & honey 4

rishi looseleaf 3.5 | 5 | 7.5
12oz | 18oz | 34oz
chamomile, hibiscus rooibos, mint, orange blossom , earl grey, english breakfast



Tonics
& H20


turmeric spritz 5.5
turmeric, lemon & soda
 

vanilla bean limeade 4

kombucha 4
mountain valley water 3.5
still or sparkling 
 



Many items contain ingredients that are not listed; please inform your server of any food allergies or dietary restrictions before you place your order.

*  Consumption of raw or undercooked seafood, poultry, meat or eggs may increase your risk of contracting a foodborne illness.

* These items contain raw or undercooked seafood, poultry, meat or eggs.




The Lights Juice

Detox

$45 USD

The Lights Detox - an easy, delicious approach to reseting your gut and reducing inflamation.
all of our cold-pressed juices are made in house with organic ingredients.
Each detox consists of five 16 oz juices. 



The Light Detox
a sweet approach to the detox

Alkalinity to Infinty
Chia Mia
Himalayan Monk
Red Ranger
The Greatness
The Deep Detox 
a heavily green detox, low in sugar

Alkalinity to Infinty
Himalayan Monk
Alkalinity to Infinty  
The Greatness
Alkalinity to Infinty




Jobs


if you are passionate about food, flexible, empathetic and a lover. we’d love to have you join our team.

please send in your resume to:

hello@thelights.cafe