Fresh Advice: the best study spots around Savannah

Written by Jordan Petteys

Photographed by Nick Thomsen

Savannah is full of little nooks and crannies, perfect spots to snap an artsy Instagram photo or pause with a good novel. Some are historic and some are minimalist and modern, but all make for great spots to study. We took an in-depth look at the coffee shops and cafes across the city to tell you our favorite spots to study for the next big exam.

The Foundery Coffee Pub – Across the street from Anderson Hall

As a Methodist ministry, the Foundery hosts varying theological organizations and community events, encouraging community and learning. Students can take advantage of a reservation-only community room for group studying or club meetings. SCAD Bees can also enjoy a dirty hippie, john snow, soggy stardust and a handful of other creative drinks. Parking is conveniently available on the side of the building.

1313 Habersham St, Savannah, GA 31401

Hours: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. weekdays / 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. weekends

Most popular drink: John Snow (cold brew with vanilla and cream)

Foxy Loxy Cafe – Near Arnold Hall

Where iced horchata lattes meet spicy, fresh tacos, Foxy Loxy welcomes customers with a comfortable and contemporary space for studying, community and award-winning eats. As the only coffee shop in the area open until 11 p.m., this SCAD-alum owned shop accommodates late night work sessions. Foxy prides themselves in having a laid-back atmosphere and serving “the best coffee in Savannah (Perc Coffee)” according to a barista.

1919 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401

Hours: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Saturday / 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

Most popular drink: Iced Horchata Latte

Mirabelle Cafe – A few blocks from Bradley Hall (Lafayette Square)

a turquoise exterior and Paris-inspired seating invites coffee and pastry lovers from all over Savannah to try Mirabelle’s Suites and Cafe’s trademark dessert: the leige Belgian waffle. Mirabelle’s provides a sweet change in scenery for the creative student with bar style seating and two different outdoor spaces. Located right across the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, students have a direct view of a historical townscape from this quaint cafe.

313 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. everyday

House Special/Most Popular: Nutella Belgian Liege Waffles

Savannah Coffee Roasters – Walking distance from the Hive, O-House

Enjoy Savannah Coffee Roaster’s drink of the day with a slice of pavlova (a cloud-like angel food cake topped with in-house made cream and berries) while utilizing large table space for hands-on projects. True coffee connoisseurs will delight at the smell of freshly brewed in-house coffee beans. This trendy shop also holds themed events weekly like “Game Night” (Tuesdays and Saturdays) and “Murder Mystery Night” (Fridays), open to the community.

215 W Liberty St, Savannah, GA 31401

Hours: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. weekdays / 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturdays / 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sundays

Most popular pastry/drink: Pavlova Angel Food with Berries / in-house brewed coffee beans

Blends: a Coffee Boutique – near Jen Library

At this culturally diverse coffee shop, students can choose between six different beans and three different milks to customize their own authentic drink. Intimate seating, board games and its convenient location on Broughton Street makes Blends a modern space for studying and community.

102 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Wednesday / 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thursday – Saturday / 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday

Most popular pastry: Empanadas and Cinnamon Rolls