DineSouth ’22: Le Café Gourmet

Come for the smells, stay for the authenticity.

Photography: John Alexander

Le Café Gourmet

Come for the smells, stay for the authenticity.

This Parisian café in downtown Savannah attracts local and international visitors alike through traditional baking practices and ingredients imported from across the Atlantic.

The smells of fresh baguettes and pastries permeates the air from a private bakery each morning across town through the doors of this cozy, brick-lined café just two blocks South of Franklin Square. After purchasing the store earlier this year, Helen and Ian Hall have picked up the torch and continue to bring to the table Le Café Gourmet’s tight selection of authentic French baguettes, pastries and crêpes; while at the same time, expanding to farmers markets and planning for a food truck. Because they directly import butter, leavener, flour and chocolate from L’Hexagone, Le Café Gourmet consistently draws European customers through its doors. “It makes a difference,” owner Helen Hall said, of the way. Europeans are used to having their baguettes, “A little more done, really crispy, but soft on the inside.” Come try for yourself!

53 Montgomery St., Savannah, GA


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