Bread-and-butter coffee shops are fine for a quick caffeine fix. But when you’re in the mood for something a little more memorable—think an “Eye Opener” made with espresso and stout beer, a hand-crafted taco, or even a laid-back evening relaxing beside a fire pit with a glass of wine—there’s Savannah’s Foxy Loxy Café, a hip spot serving up round-the-clock delights.
Located in a prime location just a few blocks south of Forsyth Park, the café features plenty of outdoor seating in the courtyard, which is a popular spot among locals in warm weather. Every Tuesday brings live music by local and regional musicians, while first Fridays of the month, the café hosts artist receptions. And on Saturday evenings, the café lights up the firepit in the courtyard, where locals gather to sip coffees and adult beverages (bottles of wine are half-off from 7-11 pm).
But the café hasn’t lost sight of its role as a coffee shop, starting with beans from local Savannah roaster PERC Coffee . Whatever coffee is on the rotating selection of single-origin coffees, you know it’s a good one.
“We are very serious about our coffee program and only use locally roasted PERC coffee,” owner Jennifer Jenkins says. “We’ve had a close relationship with Philip Brown, the roaster/owner of PERC coffee, from day one. He sources great coffee and profiles roasts specific to the needs of each bean based on origin.”
Brown works with his PERC team to blind-taste every cup of coffee. “We take the time to carefully select and import seasonal coffees and then roast them in a way that brings out the best flavor profiles in each unique coffee,” says PERC’s Kelly Cochrane. “The people at Foxy Loxy Cafe appreciate the awesome coffees we put out as a result of this process.”
PERC coffee uses Arabica beans, inherently higher in quality than the more common Robusta coffee. At Foxy Loxy, you can order PERC’s Foxy Blend for the batch brew, seasonal single-origin coffees for pour-overs, Juggernaut Espresso, and the Black Fox blend optimized for cold brew.
Pour-overs are created using the Chemex method. The wait for your coffee is well worth it when you taste the bright, pronounced flavors that are true to the bean’s origin.
Foxy Loxy also brings a jolt of java to some of its other offerings, starting with the Eye Opener. Think of it as a supercharged stout, amped up with a shot of espresso. When the heat of summer sets in, opt for something beyond the classic iced coffee: Order an affogato, which is a double-shot of espresso with ice cream that provides a caffeine fix while tempting the sweet tooth.
Or, to have a hand in your own beverage, stop by the café on a sunny Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm to pour from the manual brew bar on the patio, weather permitting. In the mood for a wine cocktail? Try the Foxy Bloody Mary, crafted with bloody mary mix and sake. It’s an unexpected, but excellent, choice to pair with Latin-leaning brunch offerings like the Foxy Haystack, made with fried eggs, hash browns, bacon, and cheese grits, or biscuits and gravy featuring jalepeño cheddar cornbread and chorizo gravy.
Additional information: Hours are Monday-Saturday, 7 am to 11 pm; Sunday 8 am to 6 pm