Closed for Summer Break
8:30am - 3:00pm
Returning September
CLOSED







The Lights may very well be the most nutritious 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 15wild quinoa, black beans, avocado, pico, kale, pumpkin seeds, tomatillo verde (gf.) (vv.)

simple greens pesto rice* 16jade rice, pesto, poached egg, kale, radish, chevre, hot sauce (gf.) (v.)
 
eternal sunshine 15wild quinoa, sweet potato, hummus, market greens, pico, sunflower seeds, cashew curry (gf.) (vv.)



Smoothie
Bowls  (vv.)

the lights acai 11
acai, banana, brazil nut, honey
topping: seasonal fruit, hemp granola, coconut, cacao nib, 
flax seed, chia seed


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




Savory

avocado toast   10 (v.v)
w/ farm egg *   2.5
w/ bacon    4
w/ market greens & tomato    3


breakfast sandwich* 13 brioche bun, egg, bacon, avocado, u.g.f. mushrooms, greens, onion, spicy mayo * (v.)
 

two, two & two* 10.5
two eggs, bacon, toast *
 


potato hash* 14
market potato, market veg., fried egg, house hot sauce * (gf.) (v.) 
w/ bacon    4
w/ avocado    3

 
 

vegetable frittata* 14
three egg omelette, seasonal veg. * (gf.) (v.)
 



Sweet

buckwheat pancake 12
whipped cream, fresh fruit (gf.) (v.) 
  

almond butter toast 9
w/ house jam 1.5 (v)
on sourdough (vo.)

oat porridge 9
house almond milk, almond butter, jam (gf.) (vv.)
w/ fresh fruit  3
w/ granola  3





Salads & Soup


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

soup du jour cup 4.5  |  bowl 8
rotational, local-veg soup. (gf.) (vv.)
 



Sandwiches verdant bread 
charlotte, nc


hummingbird 14
house hummus, avocado, tomato, cucumber, market greens,
pesto, basil (vv.)
(whole grain pullman)
caprese 12
buffalo mozzarella, tomato, olive oil, balsamic (v.)

add prosciutto di parma +4
(on baguette)



Pastries made in house 

olive oil cake, mascarpone cream  7 (v.)
orange zest & currant scone  4 (v.)
banana chocolate muffin  5 (gf.)(vv.)
salted caramel brownie 8 (gf.)(vv.)
chocolate chip cookie  4 (v.)
jam oat bar  5 (v.)



Sides
& Add-ons

bacon  4
plain toast  2.5
farm egg (poached or fried)*  2.5
avocado  3
roasted potato  8
kale or market greens  3
side fruit plate  6
house hot sauce  1
house tomatillo verde  1
house creamy cashew curry  1
house cashew caesar dressing  1 
side jam  2


Cold-pressed juices

9 USD 
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.)
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 
 

immune in tune 9.5 | 12.5 banana, strawberry, blueberry, date, cacao, house almond milk

add-ons
spinach  1.5
ginger root 1
house almond butter 1.5
hemp granola 2.5
cacao .75
maca .5
chia .5
cinnamon .5
ground flax .5
terra’s whey protein 1
nutivo hemp protein 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
latte 5 
raw cacao mocha 5.5
vanilla bean latte 5.5
house caramel latte 5.75
chitta latte 7

pour over brewed to order 4.5
cold brew  4.5


Not Coffee


chai latte 5.5

matcha latte 5.5
high grade matcha w/ steamed milk
 

hot chocolate 5
raw cacao w/ steamed milk 
 

Tea


ginger, lemon & honey tea 5

iced matcha 5
high grade matcha shaken w/ honey
 

iced tea  3.5  
rotational, cold- brewed iced tea


Tonics
& H20


ginger spritz 5.5
ginger, lemon & soda
 

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

Alkalinity to Infinity
Himalayan Monk
Alkalinity to Infinity  
The Greatness
Alkalinity to Infinity




Jobs


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

please send in your resume to:

hello@thelights.cafe