Foodie Finds: Tea and Art in Historic Savannah

by smartpoodle / Aug 20, 2009 / 1 comments


Savannah, Georgia

Everyone in my family is a tea lover, and we hop at the chance to linger in old-fashioned tea rooms. While in Savannah, GA, we found what just might be the finest setting for a tea room in the US. Gryphon Tea Room is situated in an old pharmacy building from the turn of the century on a corner in the city’s historic Madison Square. It is owned by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), which has classrooms and a lovely shop across the street.

Gryphon Tea Room, Savannah, Georgia

Patrons of the tea room can sit inside or out. The inside is charming and sunny, with floor-to-ceiling windows and wood floors. The interior is fresh and uncluttered. We chose to sit outside so we could watch the pedestrians and horse carriages promenade by. Fruit, English and Chinese teas are just some of the varieties offered here. I tried the Madagascar Vanilla tea with honey, and finished every drop. The tea comes in a pretty white pot, with matching cup and saucer.  I also thoroughly enjoyed an apple pecan muffin, which was a lot like eating a piece of apple pie. There are some salads and sandwiches on the menu for lunch as well.

Gryphon Tea Room, Savannah, Georgia

Order some delicious scones with your tea, sit back and enjoy the scenery. When you’re finished, check out the SCAD store across the street called Exhibit A. It is filled with colorful and unique art and gifts made by students, faculty, staff and alumni of the college.

Exhibit A, Savannah, Georgia

Exhibit A, Savannah, Georgia


Gryphon Tea Room
337 Bull St
Savannah, GA 31401

Exhibit A Store
340 Bull St
Savannah, GA 31401


All photos courtesy and copyright of Debbie Glade.


Debbie Glade/smartpoodle is the Geography Awareness Editor for Wandering Educators


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