The Top 5 Must Visits for Experiencing Coffee Culture in Savannah
There’s no better way to start your day off right than with the perfect cup of coffee in hand. Something about the warmth of the cup, the bold flavor, or the perk you get halfway through makes the mornings so much better than with a cup of coffee. Here’s our five favorite picks for where to grab a coffee before you get your day going!
The Collins Quarter is a combination bar, cafe & restaurant serving espresso drinks, beer, wine & Australian-accented meals. Courtesy of The Collins Quarter.
With a page-long menu of scrumptious specialty coffees and teas as well as a killer corner location overlooking Bull and Oglethorpe, The Collins Quarter is one of the top spots to grab a coffee – or a cocktail – in Savannah’s Historic District. The Collins Quarter coffee bar offers a delicious assortment of caffeinated confections, ranging from your standard coffee (choose from drip, pour-over or French press) to the more adventurous Lavender Spiced Mocha, one of The Collins Quarter’s best-selling drinks. And in the event that you need to satiate your appetite as well as quench your thirst, you’ve come to the right place – The Collins Quarter serves breakfast, lunch and dinner six days a week.
Tucked quietly behind The Gryphon on Madison Square, Art’s is a delightful cafe in downtown Savannah, the perfect spot to drop by after a walk around the town’s many elegant squares. As a SCAD-owned entity, Art’s is decorated as such – cleverly appointed with the trademark eclectic, collected look that SCAD does so well. Art’s serves up a mean cup ‘o joe, but if you’re feeling something fruity, they’ve got that too – choose from an array of fresh, made-to-order smoothies that make the perfect breakfast or afternoon treat.
The Sentient Bean
In need of your caffeine fix and an afternoon jaunt in Forsyth Park? You’re in luck – conveniently located at the south end of Forsyth Park, The Sentient Bean melds together your must-have coffee drinks with a delicious array of sandwiches, salads, wraps, pastries and more to make this much more than just your run-of-the-mill coffee joint. Go for the strong coffee, but stay for the people-watching – order a latte and grab a chair outside to watch the Savannah world go by.
The Coffee Fox
On the corner of Broughton and Whitaker Streets sits The Coffee Fox, a neighborhood coffeehouse so cozy and charming you half-expect the cast of Friends to walk in and plop down on the couch next to you. As the sister-joint of Foxy Loxy, The Coffee Fox specializes in quality coffee and pastries, along with a selection of craft beer and cheese boards available in the evenings. And if you find yourself in need of a way to beat Savannah’s signature heat, try out its cold brew coffee – it’s served out of a tap and almost too good to be true. Almost.
Blends Coffee Boutique
Just a hop, skip, and a few blocks down from The Coffee Fox on Broughton Street is Blends Coffee Boutique, a recently opened coffee house that specializes in serving coffee from around the world. Want your coffee harvested in Africa? You got it. Craving a latte from South America? No problem. Blends serves coffee beans harvested from around the world – you can actually choose the locale of the coffee beans for your coffee. Getting your caffeine fix has never been so customized.
If you truly want to experience coffee culture in Savannah, or even if you just want to try something new on your walk to work, these coffee stops in Historic Downtown Savannah are a must visit.