Brunch is popular for a reason. Removing the pressure to wake up early and leisurely making your way to your destination makes it the perfect vacation meal. Unlike other meal times, brunch typically offers a mix of sweet and savory so there is something for every mood. I associate it with social time with friends and a time to reconnect. Today I’m sharing with you one of the best Savannah brunch spots – The Collins Quarter.
The Collins Quarter is located at 151 Bull Street and is advertised as an “Aussie style cafe, bar, and restaurant.” (The Collin’s Quarter has a second cafe location at Forsyth Park, but I’ll be referencing the Bull Street location.) It’s conveniently located just four blocks from Broughton Street (great shopping) and directly across the street from the historic Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace and the Ballastone Inn.
The Vibe at the Collins Quarter
The Collins Quarter has a buzzy atmosphere that feels trendy and relaxed, making it a great Savannah brunch spot. With Edison lightbulbs, exposed brick, mixed metal accents, leather, and marble top tables with fresh flowers the Collins Quarter does a great job of providing an atmosphere that feels new and fresh in the city’s historic setting. Looking around, you’ll find a mix of locals and tourists, young singles, and families with kids.
The Collins Quarter has the busy feel of your favorite greasy spoon diner but somehow remains intimate at the same time. There is outdoor seating for beautiful Savannah mornings. Inside you’ll find tables of people socializing over the hip playlist. This might seem like an odd thing to add, but I mention this because my friend and I both commented on how good the music was!
The Food at the Collins Quarter
When visiting the Collins Quarter for brunch, you can expect traditional brunch foods with a delicious twist. For example, the Avocado Smash (the Collins Quarter take on avocado toast) features beet hummus. The Shakshouka is served with grits. The Collins Quarters dishes are made with carefully crafted flavor fusions that combine your favorites in delicious ways.
My friend opted for the Swine Time Beni, a fluffy piece of french toast topped with pulled pork, hollandaise sauce, a poached egg, bacon, and tomato.
In the mood for something savory, I selected the B.L.A.T. Served on delicious ciabatta, the tomato relish on this bacon-lettuce-avocado-toast sandwich is the star of the show. Its sweetness paired with the saltiness of the bacon and the creamy avocado is perfection. The french fries on the side were perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
The Collins Quarter also has a fully stocked bar and a signature cocktail menu.
Coffee at the Collins Quarter
My usual brunch go-to at the Collins Quarter is the Spiced Lavender Mocha. It’s warm and delicious with the slightest floral note. I’ve never really had anything that quite matches up to it anywhere else. I’ll admit that one of the reasons I love it so much is the beautiful, heavy turquoise mugs it’s served in.
However, on this visit, I decided to try something new. I’d heard about Thai Iced Coffee but never tried it. This creamy drink has espresso, cardamom, and simple syrup. It’s a simple drink but so delicious and absolutely worth trying if you are an iced coffee fan.
Next time, I’ll be trying the Vietnamese Iced Coffee.
While looking for Savannah brunch spots, make sure you keep the Collins Quarter on your list. There is something for everyone and the atmosphere is near perfect. Its prime location sets you up for a great day of exploring the rest of downtown Savannah.
Is there another Savannah brunch spot that you’d like me to try and review? Let me know in the comments below!