Dayton-area cafes offer fall menus featuring pumpkin, lumberjack and apple-inspired drinks

Ghostlight Coffee, with locations on Wayne Avenue and S. Patterson Boulevard in Dayton, launched its “Autumn at Ghostlight” menu featuring the Lumberjack latte and supported products.

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Ghostlight Coffee, with locations on Wayne Avenue and S. Patterson Boulevard in Dayton, launched its “Autumn at Ghostlight” menu featuring the Lumberjack latte and supported products.

Credit: photo submitted

Credit: photo submitted

Ghostlight Coffee’s most popular fall drink is the Lumberjack Latte, which is described as having a flavor of maple, cinnamon, and smoky sea salt. Anderson said to think of a lumberjack breakfast with pancakes and smoked bacon.

“It was a custom latte we created for a regular, Lumberjack Joe, who retired from the City of Dayton Forestry Division years ago,” Anderson said. “It immediately outsold any other latte.”

The cafe, with locations at 1201 Wayne Avenue and 800 S. Patterson Boulevard, also offers Lumberjack baked goods, including a GhostTart. Anderson said their seasonal pastries and bagels will also be available at DOUGH, a Ghostlight bakery at 2nd Street Market, 600 E. Second Street in Dayton.

“Autumn at Ghostlight” will go even further on Saturday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. when the cafe hosts its “mostly annual” lumberjack festival in the parking lot of their Wayne Avenue location. Anderson said there will be flapjacks, lattes, coffee, local vendors, games, music and a best-dressed lumberjack contest.

Reza’s, a cafe located at 1474 N. Fairfield Road in Beavercreek, launched a fall menu featuring pumpkin latte and campfire mocha.

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Reza's, a cafe located at 1474 N. Fairfield Road in Beavercreek, launched a fall menu featuring pumpkin latte and campfire mocha.

Credit: Natalie Jones

Reza’s, a cafe located at 1474 N. Fairfield Road in Beavercreek, launched a fall menu featuring pumpkin latte and campfire mocha.

Credit: Natalie Jones

Credit: Natalie Jones

Reza’s, located at 1474 N. Fairfield Road, joined in the fun of having a fall-inspired drink tied to a local festival by launching its fall drinks with the Popcorn Latte. Maki said the latte tastes and smells like popcorn to accompany the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival held over the weekend.

She told Dayton.com that she then launched the Pumpkin Latte topped with homemade pumpkin whipped cream, but customers were asking for more.

Reza’s fall menu also includes a Pumpkinccino, Harvest Moon Latte and Campfire Mocha. The Campfire Mocha is topped with a toasted marshmallow. Maki said customers can also order cold brew with added pumpkin.

“The good thing about the way I set up our store is that we can really accommodate almost any request,” Maki said. “We like the challenge.”

Cafe 19, a cafe located at 19 W. National Road in Englewood, has launched a fall menu that includes Pumpkin Caramel Pecan Latte, Sticky Buns, Butterfinger Brownies, Bread Latte with pumpkin spice and more.

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Cafe 19, a cafe located at 19 W. National Road in Englewood, has launched a fall menu that includes Pumpkin Caramel Pecan Latte, Sticky Buns, Butterfinger Brownies, Bread Latte with pumpkin spice and more.

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Cafe 19, a cafe located at 19 W. National Road in Englewood, has launched a fall menu that includes Pumpkin Caramel Pecan Latte, Sticky Buns, Butterfinger Brownies, Bread Latte with pumpkin spice and more.

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Credit: photo submitted

Cafe 19, located at 19 W. National Road, has risen to the challenge of adding new additions to its fall drink menu this year.

The cafe offers a Pumpkin Caramel Pecan Latte, which Allen described as amazing, as well as Apple Caramel, Apple Pie, and Snickerdoodle Apple Lattes.

As for pastries, Cafe 19 offers sticky buns, Butterfinger brownies, Oreo brownies, pumpkin spice milk bread, caramel apple bread and cinnamon rolls s’mores for keep customers in the spirit of autumn.

All three cafes will have their fall menus until just after Thanksgiving, when they transition to their winter and holiday-inspired menu.

For more information about each cafe, visit their social media pages or websites.

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