A lot of people think that Savannah ends after Forsyth Park, but the truth is there’s still more to explore. The area is an up and coming stretch of culture, referred to some as “SoFo” (South of Forsyth) so if you’re looking for a couple of great places frequented by locals, search no further.
Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Cafe
Foxy Loxy was opened only a few years ago by former SCAD printmaking professor Jen Jenkins. Built in a refurbished house on Bull Street, the cafe has two floors, homy comfortable seating, and a beautiful large back courtyard, which is why it’s a favorite for many out of all the coffee shops in Savannah. You order from a large bar in the front, and though Foxy is a cafe, there are more options than you’d expect. Coffee is served from a local company PERC, great espresso, cold brews and a wide selection of wine and craft beer plus signature cocktails, also mulled wine in the winter.
The bakery display is always packed with fresh pastries every morning. Enjoy cakes, scones and cookies, to the famous kolaches. Kolaches are soft yeast rolls stuffed with either egg, sausage, bacon, or fruit and cream cheese. There is also a spread of tex-mex food. Foxy Loxy offers some of the best tacos in town, cheese boards, and an excellent tex-mex Sunday brunch menu.
Foxy is a stop during the First Friday Art March with great art always on rotation (and a master crepe maker in the courtyard), though Foxy also has weekly events worth coming out for again and again. Thursdays are Vinyl Appreciation night, where great records are spun, and everyone gets a turn to play what they brought. Acoustic Tuesdays feature a great acoustic artist in courtyard at the acoustic altar, Saturdays are half off fire and wine with half off bottles of wine and s’more making in the courtyard fire pits. It’s a classic Savannah stop not to be missed. Located at 1919 Bull Street. For more information, call (912) 401-0543.
Back in the Day Bakery
Back in the Day Bakery has been voted the best bakery by Connect Savannah and Savannah Magazine. Owned By Cheryl and Griff Day, the bakery celebrated their tenth year they released a beautiful cook book. Their cookbook received much acclaim all over the country. Open for breakfast, lunch, and desserts anytime, the menu is packed. All items are seriously sophisticated, including the full-flavored hot and cold sandwiches, and of course, the desserts are legendary. Homemade cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies, breads, bread pudding, and anything they feel like baking that day is on the menu. I’d recommended the Mexican Hot Chocolate cookies for something a little off the beaten path. But really, you can’t go wrong no matter what you try! Located at 2403 Bull Street. For more information, call (912) 495-9292.