Monday, September 12, 2011

Gallery Espresso, Savannah, GA

I am always on the lookout for great coffeehouses, and Savannah has a fantastic one, Gallery Espresso.  Actually, there are a handful of good ones in Savannah, but Gallery Espresso is the one that I latched on to.

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Gallery Espresso is located in Savannah’s beautiful historic district, right across the street from Chippewa Square.

They have an extensive coffee menu and make fantastic coffee.  While in Savannah I quickly settled into a ritual of starting the day with a cup of Turkish coffee while catching up on email and the Twitters on their complimentary WiFi.  Their selection of sandwiches, pastries and other snacks is good, and I enjoyed everything I tried.

The interior is large and somewhat funky- with plenty of seating, small tables, large tables, chairs, and couches are mixed throughout.  The clientele is a mix of businessfolk, lots of college students (SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design is nearby), locals, and the occasional tourist.  The staff is eager (and/or appropriately caffeinated) and very pleasant.

They feature live entertainment on occasion, but I wasn’t lucky enough to catch any on my trip.

Savannah is an odd city, it has a feeling which someone described as "genteel decay”.  Savannah isn’t for everyone, but if you find yourself downtown, stop by Gallery Espresso.

 

Jack

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