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….the best brunch locations.
Best Brunch Locations in Savannah
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 there early.
Of course, I have to include Rhett because it shares a name with my son. Rhett is located inside the Alida hotel. John and I have eaten here many times when we have stayed at the Alida and always enjoy it! Rhett is The Alida’s signature River Street restaurant, a lighthearted hub of taste where simply showing up guarantees you excellent service. Rhett transforms essential Southern ingredients into playful, accessible all-American plates all day long. Here, travelers mingle indistinguishably with locals around the nostalgic and social bar or in the full dining room, where they can admire the Savannah River views and dig into approachable, delicious plates. Rhett also offers two private dining rooms.
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 locations in Savannah? If you are traveling to Savannah and need other suggestions, feel free to ask!