Three Best Breakfast Places in Savannah!

“What are the Three Best Breakfast Places in Savannah, Georgia?”   That’s a question I get asked frequently. So,  here are a few ideas to get you started. Let’s make it a delicious day, y’all! I love Goose Feathers Cafe and Bakery, a quaint European-style cafe in the heart of downtown.

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 Goose Feathers Cafe, 39 Barnard St., between Broughton & Congress downtown, serves hot and cold breakfast items throughout the day.

Pair your selection with a cup of freshly ground roasted coffee or choose from one of their organic teas served either piping hot or ice cold. It’s a European Style Cafe and Bakery you will want to visit soon!

As I walked through the door, I noticed the inviting aroma of sweet and savory baked bread and pastries.  All are prepared on-site and have been proudly served since 1986. On my first visit, I ordered breakfast on a croissant. I’ve been dreaming of going back ever since!

So have a lazy morning and stroll over anytime for breakfast or lunch. Just get there between 7:30 and 2:30 and note that they are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

The ambiance combines the one at their cafe in Lower Manhattan’s urban Greenwich Village and the Left Bank in Paris. If you’re feeling especially indulgent, try one of their chocolate-stuffed butter croissants or a warm sweet preserve-filled bagel. Surely a walk around the squares in Savannah will work off the extra calories! Eggs Benedict on a Croissant, oh my! It sure ranks high on my list as one of the Three Best Breakfast Places in Savannah.

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The Grey, 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Savannah 31401

Ever since seeing Mashama Bailey on Master Chef, I have been totally taken by her talent and extraordinary approach to cooking. Bringing her personal take on Port City Southern food to the city of her youth is for Chef Mashama not only a dream come true but it allows her to tap into the full breadth of her skills and experiences.  All of this comes together to create dishes that are deep, layered, and soulful in their flavors while simple and approachable in their presentation. Her recipes reflect the cultural and ethnic melting pot that you find in a port city like Savannah and this style of food is perfectly at home in the beautifully restored Greyhound Bus Terminal. It ranks as one of the Three Best Breakfast Places in Savannah!!!!

Delicious Buckwheat Pancake with strawberries, maple and  lavender                      

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                                                                                    “I used to think the skills my mother and grandmother had were small and insignificant because the world taught me that black food was small and insignificant.  But now I realize what we contribute to food in America is vast.  Right now that’s all I want to cook, and I want to cook it on a level that resonates with me, beyond whether it tastes good.” Mashama Bailey The Grey and The Grey Market


World Famous Clary’s Cafe, 404 Abercorn St.

Fresh. homemade breakfast made all day long! Just remember they are pet friendly and every dog gets a special treat and some water.  Who could ask for any greater hospitality!

Clary’s Cafe is about far more than the food.  It’s a place full of nostalgia and intriguing characters.  It’s a colorful mosaic of time and people and the bonds that have formed throughout the years. These incredible pancakes give you a glimpse of why it’s one the Three Best Breakfast places in Savannah!!!!




So now you have it – three great places to explore and enjoy. If you’re going to stay awhile in the Hostess City, you may want to check into one of Chef Darin’s Hand’s-On Cooking Classes. He’s a fascinating instructor located in the heart of the Starland District of Savannah, just a short distance from his previous teaching location at the Mansion on Forsyth. I used to take classes with him every chance I had and enjoyed every single one of them.

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