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What to do, see and eat in New Carlisle

With a population under 6,000 people, this quaint town may be unfamiliar to some, but New Carlisle isn’t without its charm. 

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If you’re looking for a new neighborhood to explore, add this north Dayton city to your list. Wondering what you can do out there? We have built an itinerary to guide your exploration. 

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Penny Lane Art Gallery and Coffee Shop.
Photo: Alex Perry

First, make a stop for a cup of Boston Stoker Coffee at Penny Lane Art Gallery and Coffee Shop. With a near-perfect Google review score, this 4.8-star rated coffee shop boasts homemade food, locally-made artwork, gifts, candies, jams, soaps and more. They also host an open mic night every Friday from 6-8 p.m., if you’re looking to share your talent on a new stage.

Where: 109 S. Main St. 

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

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Abe's hidden Treasures.
Photo: Alex Pery

After that, head over to Abe’s Hidden Treasures -- which is housed in the “famous” former bank once robbed by John Dillinger -- and discover Warm Glow candles, bath bombs, salt lamps, wax melts, glass decor and more. 

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Where: 100 E. Jefferson St., New Carlisle

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 12-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

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Outside of the Stage Coach Cafe.
Photo: Alex Perry

By this time, you’ve probably gained an appetite. Luckily there’s a small cafe with big portions just down the way. Stage Coach Café may only be open through lunch, but their sizable portions of chicken and noodles, homemade soups and chili, banana and coconut cream pie will fill you through the day. Guests have noted the chicken and tuna salad, taco soup and patty melt are menu must-tries. 

Address: 120 W. Jefferson St., New Carlisle

Hours: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday

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Outside of the World Threads Import Boutique.
Photo: Alex Perry

Once you’re good and full, head over to World Threads Import Boutique and discover a new world of style. Another top-rated stop, this boutique is filled with a variety of tops, skirts, accessories and dusters from designers all over the world. The owner regularly takes trips over seas to stock her shop with unique, handmade items.

Address: 101 S. Main St., New Carlisle

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

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You may also want to visit Wot-A-Dog, a newly re-opened staple in the community. 

There’s also a toy shopevent-savvy librarynear-by wetlands and more.
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