City Lights Cafe

Categories: Casual Dining, Coffee Shops, Treats


  • Casual dining in Sylva, NC offering crepes, paninis, soups, salads, baked goods & more
  • Organic beer, wine, coffee & espresso
  • Pet-friendly patio
  • Live music
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner & dessert

From the Owner

City Lights Cafe, in downtown Sylva, reopened in April 2011 to provide "Quick, tasty and healthy" fare, and a complement of unique decadent menu items to satisfy any palate. We have crepes, sandwiches, wraps, salads and so much more.  On the beverage side, City Lights Cafe offers a unique selection of organic wines, bottled beer and localy brewed beer on tap. Local coffee partner, Tribal Grounds, provides organic beans and espresso to the cafe. Each day, a choice of house blend, a special guest blend and decaf is offered, in addition to an array of Lattes, Cappuccinos, and other frothy drinks.

Events at City Lights Cafe:
(Check the website often for special events) 

  • Every Thursday: Thirsty Thursday ($1 off all glasses of wine & beer)
  • 4th Tuesdays: Yappy Hour (pets on patio from 6-9pm)
  • 3rd Thursdays: Coffee with the poet (bookstore - 10:30am)
  • Saturday mornings: Story time in the bookstore - 11:00am
  • Friday & Saturday nights: Live music (cafe - 7:00pm)

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Contact Info
(828) 587.2233
35.3729400, -83.2233450
3 East Jackson Street
Sylva, NC 28779 
Jackson County
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
7:00am - 9:00pm
8:00am - 9:00pm
9:00am - 2:00pm