Origin Coffee Bar opening, River Street staple celebrates 30 years and other dining updates
Ask anyone why they love Savannah and one of the likely answers will be the food.
Every corner is bustling with dining and drinking spots that satisfy a variety of tastes. Lucky for locals and tourists alike, there's never a shortage of spots to visit, especially when new businesses are rolling in every month.
Here is a roundup of incoming restaurants to keep an eye out for and updates on your local favorites.
Origin Coffee Bar
356 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd; origincoffee.bar
From a mobile coffee cart that started in early 2020 to a historic storefront on MLK Boulevard two years later, owners Matt and Elise Higgins are bringing a new addition to the Savannah coffee scene with Origin Coffee Bar. The flagship location will feature an upscale coffee bar, a roastery with the latest coffee technology and a kitchen that will serve up new food items like avocado toast and eggs benedict centered around their homemade sourdough bread.
"We never anticipated opening a storefront when we first pursued this. We were actually very much against having a storefront for a little while just because we wanted to keep our costs down and we really wanted to do this coffee thing as much as we could," Elise said.
But once they got a taste of what it was like to run a shop through a partnership with The Clyde Venue, they fell in love with the idea of having someplace to call their own.
"Now we get to do so many other things with it, too, with the outreach opportunities that we have. So, it's been wild and so unforeseen and beautiful."
The husband-and-wife duo announced a 30-day Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday that will go toward the construction costs of Origin. Supporters have the chance to donate through rewards like buying coffee, merchandise and private tastings.
"We just want to be an open and welcoming space for everybody. We want everybody to feel like they have a place where they belong and can come with friends or family or kids and so we just want to be that place for the community," Elise said.
Written by Laura Nwogu