The laid-back sophistication of Savannah lends itself perfectly to long, leisurely breakfasts, whether you crave a lavish Sunday brunch or casual fare among the live oak-shaded squares in the downtown historic district. Enjoy a fresh start with one of these 3 must-try Savannah breakfast hotspots.
1. Sunday Brunch at the Westin’s Aqua Star
Savannahians all agree—for the best, most luxurious breakfast in town, make reservations (and ask for a table by the window) at Aqua Star’s Sunday brunch, in the Westin hotel. The tony spread from award-winning chef Roger Paul Michel includes fresh local seafood, mimosas, filet mignon, and eggs made to order. The food inspires raves against a backdrop of live jazz music, but what really clinches Aqua Star’s top-spot status is its unparalleled view of the city. Brunch guests can catch a courtesy ferry to Hutchinson Island from cobblestone-clad River Street, and then watch the waterfront come alive from across the Savannah River.
2. Goose Feathers Café and Bakery
A downtown Savannah favorite for more than 25 years, Goose Feathers Café and Bakery overlooks the newly revitalized Ellis Square just a half block from historic City Market. The casual, bustling café is the perfect place to sip fair-trade coffee while nibbling on house-made pastries or oatmeal. The diverse menu also promises a fresh approach to classic breakfast favorites. Try the Eggetarian, a brilliant eggs benedict spin-off served on a warm croissant, topped with pesto, tomato, and cheddar cheese.
3. J. Christopher’s
Breakfast seekers from all corners of Savannah congregate at J. Christopher’s, a quirky Atlanta import shacked up downtown in a loftily renovated auto-body shop. On weekends, people line up around the corner for kicked-up pancakes, waffles and omelets, not to mention hearty Southern favorites like biscuits and gravy, country ham and eggs, and cheese grits. Even canine companions get served here—the menu includes special scrambles dished up in dog bowls on the patio.