No matter where you are in Savannah, you can walk a few blocks and come across some of the best coffee the South offers. Savannah’s artistic background and historic buildings make these coffee shops extra charming. If you’re a coffee lover, you’ll definitely get your fix. Here is a roundup of where to find the best coffee in Savannah, GA based on your location.
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Best Coffee in Savannah, GA
If you’re near the Cathedral
It’s not the largest cafe, but you’ll want to sit outside if the weather permits to take in the view of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. In addition to coffee, they also serve authentic Belgian waffles coated with pearl sugar. The delicious waffles can be eaten on their own or serve as a base for the waffle menu, which includes the Lemon Zinger. The Lemon Zinger waffle is topped with lemon-lavender curd creme, housemade raspberry and cardamom jam. I mean, it doesn’t get much better than that for breakfast.
If you love a cozy, boutique-style place to stay while traveling, the Mirabelle also has a few beautiful suites available, decorated with the quintessential southern charm in mind. You’ll never be without fantastic coffee in the morning and a good Belgian waffle. 🙂
If you’re near Chippewa Square
If you’re looking for coffee but you also want great food, I recommend the short trip to The Collins Quarter. You’ll probably want one of everything on their menu from their drinks to their food. My favorite coffee is the lavender mocha, a mix of rich mocha with light and fresh lavender. If you prefer something cold, try their Jumpstart Cold Brew for the perfect summer coffee drink. If you want a quick coffee to go, they also have a walk-up window on Bay Street.
Located next to the famous Chippewa Square where Forest Gump waited on the bus, Gallery Expresso is a twist between French-Bohemian style in the center of the city. The building where Gallery Expresso is located was built in 1859, which exudes beauty in and of itself. Aside from coffee, they offer light lunch options, wine, baked goods and other local desserts. For a sweet coffee option, try the white chocolate cappuccino.
If you’re in Midtown
Foxy Loxy Cafe is located on Bull Street in Midtown. I studied here often during Physical Therapy school because it has Tex Mex for when I needed energy. If you love a cold brew, they sell a branded growler filled with their super caffeinated Black Fox cold brew, perfect for those late night study sessions I once had. Their most popular drink – the Horchata Latte – made with Mexican sweetened milk and expresso is not to be missed!
This coffee shop is a SCAD favorite and filled with eclectic fashion and artwork. Every Tuesday, there is an intimate performance by local artists in the outdoor garden, and on Saturdays, they offer s’mores to roast in the fire pit.
If you’re on Broughton Street
This is a sister store to Foxy Loxy Cafe located in the middle of Broughton Street surrounded by shops and great food. I always order the Mexican Mocha with habanero and cinnamon. Like the Foxy Loxy, they also have the most amazing baked goods, baked fresh every morning.
If you’re on Liberty Street
This century-old coffee shop is the oldest thriving coffee business in Savannah, so they clearly know what they’re doing. You can view the fresh roasting process and enjoy authentic French croissants. They offer a high-tea experience every Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday and features many of their French treats such as macaroons, cream puffs and chocolate eclairs. Reservations are required and can be made online.
If you’re looking for the prettiest coffee shop in Savannah
Named the most beautiful coffee shop in Georgia by Architectural Digest, The Paris Market is a must-see on Broughton Street. The French-inspired cafe features a variety of coffee and expresso drinks, house-made sandwiches, fresh baked goods, wine and champagne.
The Paris Market is located in an 1874 Victorian-style building, which was originally a grocery store. It’s the South’s well-curated Parisian flea market, filled with whimsical home, jewelry, and gifting treasures. The owners, Paula and Taras Danyluk, travel across the globe, selecting unique pieces to bring back to feature in their beautiful shop. Browse their hand-picked selection while snacking on a macaron from March De Macaron and lavender latte. Don’t miss taking in their amazing window displays before leaving!
If you’re near Forsyth Park
Known as “The Bean” the Sentinent Bean coffee shop is located across the street from the South end of Forsyth Park. This is the only vegetarian restaurant in Savannah and serves organic, fair-trade coffee. If you’re looking for gluten-free or vegan options, you will find it here! I love their frozen vanilla latte on a hot summer day. They sprinkle in live music and open-mic nights, so be sure to check their calendar if you’re planning to visit.
If you’re near Thomas Square
PERC is an industrial, laidback and inviting coffee house located on East Broad street. It’s near the Thomas Square historic district, which boasts over 1,100 historic buildings. PERC roasts their own coffee and actually supplies many of the coffee houses in Savannah with their coffee beans. If you’re only visiting Savannah, you can get PERC coffee delivered straight to your door by ordering on their website or pick up at their shop. Aside from their incredible coffee, they have a few fun signature drinks on their menu, including the Electric-Fizz made with passion fruit, grapefruit fizz and lime served over ice.
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I hope this guide helps you find the best coffee in Savannah. Don’t forget to pin the image below so you can reference it before your next trip to Savannah!