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If you’re looking for the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch in downtown Savannah, look no further than Goose Feathers, an Express Cafe and Bakery, a family friendly cafe serving Savannah since 1986.
Formerly known as The Express Cafe and Bakery, the eatery is currently embarking on an exciting period of growth as they began offering franchising opportunities throughout the Southeast region in 2010. The Goose Feathers name change signifies the start of big things to come, while still remaining under the same dedicated ownership of Michael and Beth Meeks. Proof of this dedication was clearly seen when, in June of 2010, Goose Feathers was named the 2010 Hospitality Small Business of the Year at the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Small Business Recognition Awards.
This delightful European-style cafe, conveniently located near Ellis Square, serves some of the freshest food in town seven days a week. The Savannah Morning News has called the charming cafe “Savannah’s answer to Greenwich Village and the Left Bank in Paris.”
"As an independently owned-and-operated cafe and bakery, we care about the quality of our food and our reputation among our patrons," said owner Michael Meeks. "We take pride in offering baked-on-the-premises breads and pastries and freshly ground and brewed coffee and organic teas." Everything at Goose Feathers, from the world famous bread pudding to lighter fare such as the salmon Caesar salad, is made fresh on site. Popular breakfast items include the sticky buns and Belgian waffles, as well as old-fashioned oatmeal and Eggs Benedict. Of course, a stop at Goose Feathers isn’t complete without a Whoopie Pie. The cafe’s inventive take on the sweet treat continues to introduce new varieties with each season, including pumpkin, red velvet, pina colada, raspberry, peach, even a Baileys Cream Chocolate Mint for Savannah’s famous St. Patrick’s Day festivities and, of course, traditional chocolate.
Signature sandwiches are served on fresh-baked bread — like the Chicken Bacon Mushroom Melt, Salmon BLT and the new breakfast and veggie paninis — which have become staples for Savannah locals and visitors alike. The cafe’s menu also features a varied assortment of soups, quiche, specialty salads and desserts to complement any meal. "Our motto is ‘Deliciously Sweet & Savory," said Meeks. "We truly specialize in delicious and healthy food. Nothing in our restaurant is fried. Everything is baked or broiled." Goose Feathers offers a number of menu items for vegetarians and vegans, as well as special low-carb items. Everything on the menu is available for take-out for patrons who would prefer to enjoy a picnic al fresco at nearby Ellis Square.
Stop by Goose Feathers for a taste of Europe in the heart of Savannah’s National Landmark Historic District.
When Neely Woodson Powell attended SCAD less than 3 years ago, she had no idea that in the next 2 years there would be 3 retail locations, a wholesale business, a website store, and a trunk show circuit across the country. Neely began her journey by wholesaling a line of shoes while attending the College of Charleston. She went on to take shoe and accessory design courses from SCAD. Feeling that the beautiful historic district was a great place to start her business, Neely opened Savannah Shoe Co. in May 2010,
What makes these shoes so special and unique? First of all, the craftsmanship is amazing, as Neely has teamed up with the same cobbler she has worked with for the past 15 years to produce new styles of shoes. Next, the versatility of the shoes is unmatched. These elastic shoes are made to take you from cobblestones to cocktails! That’s right, these shoes are comfortable enough to walk on the cobblestones and oyster shells of downtown Savannah but stylish enough to wear to dinner, too.
The shoes are perfect for traveling; you’ll realize that as soon as you hold a pair- they are so lightweight, you’ll be amazed! When traveling, women know how important a pair of shoes are- and usually, a long day of walking means that a pair of tennis shoes must be worn. Not true anymore! Savannah Shoe Co. offers shoes with all the comfort of a sneaker but all the style of a dressy pump.
Still a little skeptical that a shoe can be both comfortable and stylish? Just look at the amazing success Savannah Shoe Co. has had since opening its doors in 2010. The Broughton Street store opened 2 years ago with only 4 colors and 4 styles of shoes. Today, they offer an astounding 50 colors and fabrics available in 45+ styles so you can simply create a customized pair of shoes! There are also 3 more locations in 2 nearby cities: Charleston Shoe Co. can be found on King Street and in the Historic Market on Meeting Street. The Charlotte Shoe Co. can be found in Huntersville, NC. Over the last 15 months, Neely and team began wholesaling her gorgeous shoes and have gained over 100 wholesale accounts from Cape Cod to Hawaii! To say that Savannah Shoe Co. has a winning product is a bit of an understatement! Come visit the friendly staff and leave with your new favorite pair of shoes!
Small Pleasures relocated to Savannah in November, 2009. The owner, Virginia McKenna, wintered here for five years and realized the shop would fit in beautifully; it is the only shop with antique jewelry as a specialty. The shop has catered to a discriminating clientele for 38 years on Cape Cod.
Small Pleasures, located in Savannah’s Downtown Design District, specializes in gold, silver and platinum jewelry with the Victorian era well represented. One of the nicest finds at the moment includes a pair of Victorian gold bracelets embellished with black enamel in a buckle design. For those who enjoy earrings, there are dozens of pairs with a wide variety of stones from onyx to turquoise to diamonds. Currently, the most unusual pair of earrings would be a pair of American carriage caps executed in black enamel and dating from c. 1870. Art Deco jewelry will not be a proper antique for another decade but who would want to leave platinum out of the mix?! If you wish to outfit yourself in Art Deco style, bracelets, earrings and rings are stocked in abundance.
The gentlemen have not been left out; Savannah’s Small Pleasures has an entire case devoted to them. Rings, cufflinks, pocket watches and chains are well represented along with some whimsy, such as a gold toothpick and gold whistle. The shop also enjoys a large collection of silver and Scottish pebble jewelry.
Small Pleasures approaches its third year in Savannah this November, and its 41st year in business. While you are in town, be sure to visit one of the best selections of antique and estate jewelry.
If you have read the blog before, you know that I am a huge fan of a charming store in Savannah’s Downtown Design District called French Knot. Audrey, the owner, is so talented it’s ridiculous! She made many custom accessories for my wedding back in December- my hubby’s bow tie, my veil, and a bouquet for my grandmother which featured flowers made from my late grandfather’s shirt. I loved them all!
If you are ever in the Savannah area, you MUST stop by French Knot and see all of Audrey’s beautiful creations- from handbags to throw pillows to Christmas ornaments to headbands. Audrey just had a bow tie featured on the website of the Wall Street Journal!!!! Wow! See, I am not making up how cool her creations are! :)
The Savannah Chart House has been in the John Taylor warehouse on Historic River Street since 1979. The Chart House is proud to offer you sensational dining in a spectacular waterfront setting. Savor their deliciously fresh seafood, steaks, prime rib, and more as you enjoy a beautiful view of the Savannah River. Patio seating is also available.
I ate at The Chart House this past weekend with some friends and can I please recommend the Fried Green Tomatoes? They were sooooo yummy…and I don’t even like tomatoes! Yeah, they were pretty delicious. Not to mention, they’re topped with a warm shrimp salsa, cheese, and buttermilk ranch dressing. HELLO! Needless to say, you should make sure to enjoy dinner (they aren’t open for lunch) at The Chart House when you’re visiting beautiful Savannah!
Looking for that unique, upscale line of jewelry? Shop Serendipity Gift Boutique on Savannah’s bustling Broughton Street and be amazed at a selection of gifts that include jewelry, dresses, scarves and trinkets with an international flair. Serendipity offers Rosselini Swarovski Crystal line from Germany for the distinctive woman with classic taste and a stylish French concept line with 100% natural components. Their selection fits any budget and taste. While shopping the wonderful boutiques that downtown Savannah has to offer, make sure to stop by Serendipity Gift Boutique for your fashion accessory fix!
Globe Shoe Co. is Savannah’s fitting tradition for men & women since 1892! Featuring designer footwear & accessories by Stuart Weitzman, Donald Pliner, Cole Haan, Sam Edelman, VanElli, Thierry Rabotin, Gentle Souls, Munro, Jeffrey Campbell, Ugg, Ecco, Mephisto, & Think! You’ll be amazed at their premium collection of footwear! Be sure to stop by one of Globe Shoe’s 2 Savannah locations - your feet (and fashion sense) will thank you!