When people see that I am near Savannah I always get tons of messages on social media asking for recommendations. I get the “where to go in Savannah” question so often these days that I have a saved list in the note section on my phone so I don't forget anything! I love sharing our favorite spots from the city where John and I dated and have so many fond memories. There is really too much on my list to include all in one post so I will start with my favorite….brunch.
The Collins Quarter opened on Bull Street in 2014. It is styled after Melbourne, Australia's Collins Street. They offer a farm to table menu and specialize in coffee and espresso drinks. My favorite dish is the Smashed Avocado. It is served on beaufort artisan bakery toast with feta, heirloom tomatoes, micro herbs, and shaved radishes topped with a poached egg. OMG, YUM! John has a toss up between Leo's Aussie Breakkie or the traditional Eggs Benedict. They also have a coffee bar, with a walk-up window, for a to-go coffee or for while you wait for a table. My favorite espresso beverage is their Spiced Lavender Mocha. Wait times can be long so be sure to get their early.
The Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Westin is hands down the best brunch I have ever had, it was voted critics' choice for “Best Sunday Brunch” and it is PHENOMENAL! They have every type of food you can imagine. From sushi to prime rib to a pasta bar to desserts, whatever your fancy, they have it. If you are only in town for a short while, it is completely worth the splurge. The Westin is located across the Savannah River on Hutchinson Island and there are free ferry rides to get you to and from River Street. You can find the ferry schedule here.
Soho South Cafe opened its doors in 1997 and is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Savannah on Liberty Street. Soho South Cafe is named after the iconic New York City neighborhood and the design of the restaurant incorporates elements of the iconic Big Apple. It is a large space with lots of character. Sunday brunch is absolutely delicious and they have a live pianist to polish off the mood. My favorite dish is the Classic Soho Combo which has a grilled three cheese sandwich with pimiento aioli served with a cup of Soho tomato basil bisque and choice of a side. John typically gets the Monte Cristo or the Durrence Farm Burger.
What are your favorite brunch spots in Savannah? If you are traveling to Savannah and need other suggestions, feel free to ask!