in case you live under a rock and your mother hasn’t already reminded you 30,000 TIMES
mother’s day is THIS sunday
skip sending her an overpriced flower arrangement, an ugly necklace that she’s never going to wear, and/or a groupon for a sketchy massage at a place that is secretly an asian foot fetish palace and TAKE YOUR MOM TO BRUNCH. women love brunch. i think God designed women’s DNA with a specific strand programming us to instinctively love overpriced eggs and mimosas… but hey, i can only speak for myself.
again, always in the name of research… i have compiled the best of brunch in savannah by drinking and eating all of the expensive eggs and mimosas the city has to offer. without further adieu, i present to you: the brunch bunch.
AMPERSAND– best bottomless mimosas
(after 12:30 because… well, welcome to the bible belt)
ampersand is home to the infamous “blues & brews” every sunday. it’s a great atmosphere with floor to ceiling windows, $10 bottomless mimosas, and well-priced, tasty dishes. this is definitely my favorite spot for a boozy, bluesy brunch downtown. try the blackened fresh catch for only $10!
DRIFTAWAY CAFE– best food
the phrase “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” is ever-abounding at driftaway, located a few miles outside of downtown in the heart of sandfly. while the exterior may resemble a 1980’s bright blue trailer, the food and consistently overflowing parking lot speaks for itself. while brunch is (literally) only a taste of what they have to offer, it is enough to put you into a nice sunday food coma.
nursing a hangover? i suggest the “early morning wake and bake,” fresh baked buttermilk biscuits filled with hickory bacon and cheese, smothered with house-made gravy and topped with diced scallions for only $9! looking to try something new? try a twist on classic egg’s benedict with “egg’s sandfly,” crab meat, asparagus spears, two poached eggs and hollandaise served with homestyle potatoes or fresh fruit.
TREYLOR PARK– best bloody mary
it’s bay street location makes it the ideal tourist trap and despite it’s name, the relatively new spot is nothing you’re expecting. the entire menu takes “trailer park” food to a new level of culinary genius for a great price. with menu items including fried bologna sandwiches, grilled apple pies, pigs in a blanket, and fish stick tacos; this place is sure to cure your ultimate comfort food yearnings. brunch items include a lightly fried chicken breast abed a fluffy buttermilk biscuit, smothered in country gravy for only $9 and the “biscuits benedict,” poached eggs, applewood smoked bacon, country sausage gravy & fried collard greens over buttermilk biscuits for only $13 (OH BABY!)
but if you’re like me and looking for a liquid brunch, it’s the “spicy backyard fowl” that will make your bloody mary dreams come true.
HENRY’S– best bang for your buck
again, we revisit the concept of “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” and the world’s ugliest paint job.
i don’t know who chose that color or WHY but i can attest to the ridiculously cheap, delicious meals i have enjoyed here. positioned on the corner of drayton and congress streets, henry’s entire menu is under $12! no alcohol at henry’s but you can be sure to soak up the remnants of your drinks the evening prior with their “old fashioned 2 eggs & meat breakfast,” 2 eggs your way and 2 sausage links/patties, bacon, corned beef hash, or turkey sausage served with grits and toast for $4.95! if your head isn’t already spinning and your belly is groaning for more… enjoy their breakfast buffet for $9.50. that’s right- get all the eggs, biscuits, bacon, sausage, muffins, and pancakes your heart could yearn for for under 10 BUCKAROOS!
THE FUNKY BRUNCH CAFE– best brunch with your kids/adults that act like kids
the name says it all. upon entering funky brunch, your senses are elated; unconventional furniture, eccentric light fixtures, and the abundant scent of buttermilk pancakes makes this broughton street spot a must on your brunch checklist. you are offered bar seating, tables, your typical booth, or a booth with a flat top. for just under $7, you can opt for the “flippin funky at the table” breakfast option, which includes one bottle of batter, one topping, a spatula, and cooking spray. funky brunch is an excellent option for brunching with kids, or adults that act like kids. they offer a wide variety of breakfast foods and a full bar with a higher price tag and a bit of a wait– but definitely worth the experience!
honorable mentions: soho, breakfast club on tybee, the 5 spot, j.christopher’s