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Mikali’s #MyDayton

MyDayton Outside

The coffee is important, but a cardamom rosewater latte only goes so far without someone to share it with. That’s why we’ve been using our to-go coffee sleeves as an opportunity to celebrate and share more of what we love about the Dayton community.

Each Ghostlight team member has their own reasons for calling this gem of a city home. Barista Mikali’s #myDayton includes enjoying the aforementioned (and delicious) latte around town, especially at Riverscape Metropark or before a day of gardening in the yard. Pets, partners, friends, and fellow baristas fill in the rest of the story, seen below:



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Want to share your Dayton? Grab a drink, snap a photo and use the “#myDayton” in a post telling us about a person, place, or event in the Gem City that you love before August 10 to have your post featured on our feeds and win a FREE coffee! 


Bad Weather = Late Opening for Ghostlight Today (9:30a)

Bad Weather = Late Opening for Ghostlight Today (9:30a)

Please be careful out there today!

The safety of our staff and customers is most important…that is why we made the difficult decision to open late this morning. According to news reports, the roads are quite hazardous & we don’t want our baristas to be some of the first out there discovering just how bad they are!

Our plan as of now is to open be open today from 9:30a-5:30p. We will monitor the news reports and may alter our hours again, depending on how conditions are later this morning. Please watch or Facebook & Twitter for updates.

If you have to go out, please be safe,
Shane & the Ghostlight Coffee Baristas.



Ghostlight Coffee has some great gift ideas for the coffee or tea lover in your family!

Stocking Stuffers…  Tins of Rishi Tea, Bags of Whole Bean Coffee (roasted by Deeper Roots, Cincinnati), Thistle Confections Dark Chocolate Chunk + Grey Sea Salt Cookie Six-Packs, White Mountain Honey in beautiful jars, Moo Cow Creamer Pitchers, Loose Leaf Teapots, DeeDee’s Hand Pulled Brittles

Brew Equipment… Chemex or Hario v60 Gift Packs (wrapped & ready to give), Aeropress Coffee Makers, Rishi Tea Simple Brew Teapots, Hand Grinders, Kettles, Scales, Bonavita Coffee Makers, Clever Drippers…so much to choose from, ask a Barista for assistance!

Gift Baskets… Ready to Give!  Ghostlight + BRIM Gift Baskets for Him & Her!!  Chemex Gift Packs, Havio v60 Gift Packs, Rishi Tea Gift Baskets


Make sure Ghostlight Coffee is on your last minute list of things to do!

Stop in to pick up a bag of coffee to serve to family & friends Christmas morning! There are lot’s of great coffees to choose from…don’t settle for gas station or grocery store coffee Christmas morning!

__ Ghostlight Blend (Dark Roast)
__ South Park Blend (Light Roast)
__ “Cabin Fever” Winter Blend (Malawi + Colombia)
__ La Armonia Hermosa (Guatemala)
__ Amaro Gayo Natural (Ethiopia Sidamo)
__ Aylele (Yirgacheffe)
__ San Jose Javanica (Nicaragua)
__ Decaf (Mexico)
__ Alchemy Espresso Blend
__ Mama Cata Geisha (Panama)

Or just pick up the Three Coffees Gift Pack, which contains the Nicaragua, the Yirgacheffe & the Panama Geisha! We will have a fresh roasted supply of this great gift box Tuesday at 1pm!!



Ghostlight Gift Certificates just make so much sense…

Time to relax with a hot cup for yourself.

(Sold in $5 cards….grab one or two or ten for the Ghostlight fan in your life!)


Ghostlight at Night: Belgian Style Christmas Ale Tasting

Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some holiday cheer! Join us on December 26 for a Happy Hour beer tasting featuring Gouden Carlous Noel,  Great Divide Hibernation, Chouffe 2012 Nice Chouffe and Unibroue Ephemere.

Tickets for the tasting are $15 in advance (purchased online before noon on December 26) or $18 at the door. The tasting includes a sampling of the four beers & a cup of Ghostlight Coffee (Winter Blend or Decaf). As supplies last, the beers can also be purchased by the bottle, as well as in the tasting.  Sharable Snack Plates and other beverages will also be available.

How To Go

Belgian Style Christmas Ale Tasting
December 26, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Leo Bistro
Cost: $15 in advance; $18 at the door

Purchase tickets online




Ghostlight Coffee Hours at The Dayton Art Institute Location:

Mon 12/23 – CLOSED                                   

Tues 12/24 – 3:30-5:00pm (Christmas Eve)

CLOSED Christmas Day

Thurs & Fri (12/26 & 27) 3:30-8:00pm

Saturday & Sunday – CLOSED

Mon 12/30 – CLOSED

Tues 12/31 – 3:30-5:00pm (NY Eve)

CLOSED New Years Day

Thurs & Fri (1/2 & 3) 3:30-8:00pm


Thank  you for supporting an independent business this holiday season!


Ghostlight has great gifts for coffee & tea lovers!

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Are you searching like crazy for that perfect gift? Keep It Simple. Ghostlight Coffee has lots of grab & go gift ideas!

We have gift baskets for both coffee & tea drinkers…featuring Ghostlight Coffee, roasted by Deeper Roots Coffee and Rishi Teas.

One of the best value gifts we have is the 3 Coffees Box Set featuring 1/4 lb. each of three heirloom coffees, including Panama Mama Cata Geisha! The 3 Coffee set is $25.50. The value of the geisha alone is $23! The serious coffee drinker will love the chance to brew this on Christmas morning!

There are some incredible baskets for tea lovers…including the Exotic Tea Blends Collection featuring Pu-Erh Vanilla, Earl Grey Lavender and Masala Chai. Also, the Herbal Blends Collection featuring Cinnamon Plum, Mystic Mint and Turmeric Ginger.

Brew Kits make terrific gifts for coffee & tea drinkers…like the Coffee Brew Kit which includes a Hario v60 Dripper & Filters, a bag of our “Cabin Fever” Winter Blend and a Ghostlight KeepCup Travel Mug.

Chemex Coffee Makers make great gifts too! They also look amazing on display in your kitchen when they aren’t in use!

You don’t want to forget to have some fresh whole bean coffee on hand throughout the holidays. Be sure to supply the coffee at parties and family gatherings!

We look forward to helping you find a great gift for a coffee or tea loving family member, friend, neighbor, co-worker, host/hostess, teacher, pastor, hair stylist or barista…keep Ghostlight in mind as you are out in the craziness of the season, stop in for a gift and a hot cup of your favorite coffee.

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Dayton Cocktail Co. Takes over the bar for Happy Hour at Dayton Art Institute!

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Did you miss the party? Last week’s Repeal Day Party?

Last Thursday, Ghostlight Coffee, Dayton Cocktail Co. & The Dayton Art Institute teamed up to host a Repeal Day Party…it was a big hit with social media buzz like:  “This is one of the best drinks I’ve ever had. Dayton Cocktail Company and Ghostlight Coffee
really knocked this out of the park. Great crowd too!”

Dayton Cocktail Company will be back at The Dayton Art Institute to take over the bar for “Ghostlight at Night” the next two Wednesdays. (December 11 & 18)

4:30-6:30pm DCC will mix drinks for Happy Hour, featuring Prohibition Era Cocktails, $1 off.

Cocktails include: Boulevardier, Clover Club, Aviation & Pegu Club…

Also…check out some of the Ghostlight at Night Signature Cocktails: Ghostlight Manhattan, The Critic, Hopper’s Lady & Still Life (House Old Fashioned).

See you there?


Ghostlight Coffee Holiday Season Hours…

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Announcing Ghostlight Coffee Holiday Season Hours!
From December 9th through January 4th.

1201 Wayne Ave. Coffeehouse Location:
Monday thru Friday 7a-7p
Saturday 8:30a-7p
Sunday 8:30a-5:30p
CLOSING EARLY on Christmas Eve & New Years Eve (4p)
CLOSED Christmas Day & New Years Day

Special AfterHours Events at the Wayne Ave Location include:
WolfCryer & Friends, Saturday Dec. 14 – 7p-10p

A Very Dayton Christmas, hosted by Refuge City Church, Wednesday, Dec. 18 – 7p-9p

Songwriter’s Solstice @ Ghostlight Coffee – Presented by Foodbank Dayton & The Society of Neutral AngelsFriday, Dec. 20 AND Saturday, Dec. 21 5:30-9:00p

First Friday Art open featuring Glen Clark, Friday, Jan. 3 – 7-9p

Jt Woodruff & Mark Rose Concert, Saturday, Jan. 4 – 7p-10p

Ghostlight Coffee is also running a temporary “pop-up” location within the The Dayton Art Institute‘s Leo Bistro.  This location operates on the following hours:
Tuesday through Friday 3:30p-8p
Ghostlight at Night at the DAI will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve & New Years Day.

We are trying to reschedule the performance of The Soucek Jazz Trio that was postponed due to weather last week.  We have additional special events in the works that we hope to announce soon!

Due to weather, this evening’s performance has been canceled. (Friday, Dec. 6)



Unfortunately with this weather, The Dayton Art Institute has closed early and we (Ghostlight Coffee) decided it was in the best interest of everyone involved to try to reschedule the Soucek Jazz Trio performance in “Leo Bistro/Ghostlight at Night”.

We will let you know ASAP if we are able to reschedule the music! Please pass the word on to friends who might have planned to attend!

…there’s a new BAGEL in town!


Ghostlight Coffee has added a delicious line-up of bagels, handmade in Greenville, OH!  

Ozro & Ray’s Bagels joins our menu alongside other handcrafted & artisan products, such as Deeper Roots Coffee, Jo Snow Syrups, and Thistle Confections.

The good folks at Ozro & Ray’s grabbed our attention with flavors such as Apple Bourbon Bacon, Spicy Fig & Carrot, Pumpkin Coconut and Asiago Herb.  We tried one (or two or three) and were HOOKED!  Pair a tasty bagel with an adventurous handmade spread…and you have a breakfast to make all your co-workers jealous!


This week’s bagels


  • Everything | Salt | Spicy Fig & Carrot | Pumpkin Coconut | Spelt (Whole Wheat)


  • Apple Bourbon Bacon | Spicy Fig & Carrot | Pumpkin, Coconut & Walnut | Everything | Blueberry | Cranberry Apricot | Asiago Herb

All of Ozro & Ray’s Bagels are Vegan, unless they have an non-vegan ingredient in the title…like ‘bacon’ or ‘asiago.’

This week’s Spreads:

  • Dirty South Butter* | Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese | Cranberry Citrus Cream Cheese | Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese | Brown Butter Walnut | Hummus | Justin’s Nut Butters (Chocolate Hazelnut & Honey Peanut Butter) | Philadelphia Cream Cheese

* Dirty South Butter:  handmade cream cheese + organic brown butter + bacon drippings + sorghum syrup + organic sugar + buttermilk + yum.


Ghostlight is committed to finding delicious treats for everyone…that’s why we were so excited to discover the Vegan Twinky’s by Harvest Moon Bakery in Xenia!  These aren’t your momma’s twinkies…no.  Sure they make traditional twinky’s…but they also have things like Chocolate Stout Twinky’s and Lemon Lavender Twinky’s! Yes.

This week’s Twinky Flavors:

  • Yellow Spring Brewery Saison | Yellow Springs Brewery Chocolate Stout | Traditional | Gingerbread | Strawberry Lemonaid

On the go a lot and want to handy, delicious snack or breakfast item to keep on hand?  Next week we will begin selling Thistle Confections’ outstanding GRANOLA by the bag!  Swing by early in the week & pick  up a bag to keep in your cabinet, your cubicle, your glove compartment….wherever it’s handy for that quick snack you need.  All natural.  All yummy.



As always, we are proud to be Dayton’s place to pick up Deeper Roots Coffee!  This Cincinnati-based artisan roastery has mastered their craft in just a couple of years… recently one of their coffees was listed in the Top 10 coffees for 2013 by the Roaster’s Guild of America.  

We can prepare a cup of their fine coffees for you by hand on a Chemex, Hario or French Press. You can also pick up a bag to take home.  We offer each of their whole bean coffees in a 12oz. bag – or we can grind it for you.  

Want to start brewing it by hand at home?  We can get you set up with a home Hario or Chemex kit and some simple instructions to get you started.  See a barista for help choosing your method!Image




Ghostlight AfterHours: September & October



Ghostlight will be host to many great musicians, artist and events over the next couple of months!  Plan to come out for Ghostlight AfterHours events!



(Mutts – Thursday, 9/12, 8pm, $8)



(Refuge City Church Back To School Celebration – Saturday, 9/14, Free)






(The Jazz People – Friday, 9/27, 8pm, Free)

















(The Jazz People – Friday, 10/25, 8pm, Free)



(Adelee & Gentry – Saturday, 10/26, 8pm, Details TBA)