Goose Feathers Cafe & Bakery (Facebook / @GooseFeathersCf / Instagram: @goosefeatherscafe)
39 Barnard St. (map it!)
Savannah, GA 31401
Open Mon-Fri, 7a-3p; Sat & Sun, 8a-3p
Accepts cash & debit/credit
Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free? Y/N/N
Visited: Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.
Trekking down to Savannah and Tybee Island for a family trip, we stopped through Charlotte, North Carolina and had bagels for breakfast. A few hours later, as we arrived in Savannah itself, we had some time to explore before getting to the house on Tybee. We had been polling readers about places to stop and received MANY responses, so we sifted through them and chose Goose Feathers Cafe as our first breakfast stop.
Savannah is a lovely town, full of historic buildings packed close together along the riverfront. We found Goose Feathers down one of these streets, and it was fairly full when we stepped into the lovely air conditioning.
As their full name indicates, Goose Feathers is a bakery and cafe, so many items feature their house baked goods. On top of breakfast items, they serve a lunch of sandwiches (hot and cold), soups, salads, coffee, and sweet treats. Delivery seems to be a big business for them, too.
We started with sweet tea.
For one of our boys, we chose the filled croissant with cream cheese and strawberry jam. It was buttery soft and sweet-but-not-too-sweet.
We were gunning for some shrimp and grits, and found them listed on the menu board. Unfortunately, they were out of shrimp and offered to substitute salmon instead. The result was mostly the same. The fish was well done, and the grits a great consistency.
Continuing the grits theme, we also ordered the Birds Nest, a bowl of grits, homemade salsa, poached eggs and cilantro, all ringed with shredded cheddar. The salsa and the cheddar helped pack more of a flavor punch. I think we’re so used to making cheesy grits at home with sharp cheddar that many other versions seem under-seasoned. But like I said: fresh salsa and cheese, and a dash of salt and pepper, helped the dish. No complaints here.
Finally, one of our boys enjoyed the chocolate chip waffle. It looked and tasted exactly as you’d imagine – very chocolaty!
Score one for breakfast in Savannah! Goose Feathers was a nice entry into it, and showed promise for more things to come.