7 Best Breakfast Spots In Savannah

Try a quiet morning meal amongst the locals with the light of a new day peeking through palmettos and live oak branches.

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Waking up for breakfast on vacation can be one of the best ways to see a city as it is, and this is especially true in Savannah. When most tourists are sleeping off their late nights on River Street, you can miss the early hours when they emerge from their hotel rooms with a quiet meal amongst the locals.

This may be the best way to embed oneself in any new city, as the waking hours unfold and people watching can be a full-time activity. And what better way to know a place than through its cuisine? Take a look at these places to eat breakfast in Savannah. Certainly they are all great options, but we like to think you are on your way to trying them all.

Iced cakes from Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia

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Back In The Day Bakery

A bright bakery and coffee shop in the Starland District decorated with vintage cookware, this local favorite gives you permission to have a cupcake for breakfast. Another pro pick: a biscuit sandwich with ham and herby-cheesy egg bake on top.

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In Australia, cafe culture is a phenomenon taken seriously. Anthony Debreceny has brought Melbourne style to Savannah with red banquettes, marble tables, palm-green chairs, and a coffee bar out of a luxury travel magazine. Our favorite order: the Avocado Smash toast with a lavender-bud topped latte.

Clary's Café, Savannah, GA
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Clary's Cafe

It's a mandatory classic for a reason. Find a table out front on Abercorn Street and watch neighborhood life pass by over a plate of eggs, bacon, and Georgia pecan pancakes. This is people watching at its finest, and the memory of your tasty meal will last long past your vacation.

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Foxy Loxy Cafe

Across from Savannah College of Art and Design's liberal arts building, this Gingerbread-style Victorian house has a new life as a coffee shop and cafe favored by students and professors. Their Tex-Mex brunches in the courtyard are not to be missed with brisket hash and breakfast tacos inspired by owner Jen Jenkins' home state.

Crabcake Benedict with fried green tomatoes at Huey's on the River in Savannah
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Huey's On The River

Find a taste of New Orleans at this Savannah favorite. Established in 1987, the kitchen serves all of the best New Orleans classics, but have low country favorites as well. They are known for their beignets, and those are served all day. Laissez le bon temp rouler!

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Double Wide Diner

The Double Wide Diner is part of the Treylor Park Restaurant collection and offers a unique and fun menu day and night. Whether you are in the mood for a nice, smooth cocktail or a cool crisp draft beer, this restaurant is known for its vibrant music and great energy. The novelty of eating in a double wide trailer will take a backseat to the deep appeal of the menu.

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Little Duck Diner

The Little Duck Diner features a vintage atmosphere reminiscent of dining cars and diners of the 1920s and 30s. The diner embodies the quirky side of all of us, yet embodies the elegant features of a bygone era. The proprietors like to call it "Southern charm meets modern retro eatery." We are in delicious agreement.

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