There’s a lot of love brewing beneath the giant oak trees that encase Savannah’s treasured coffeehouse, Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Café.
While living less than 500 feet from the café’s front door, I’ve had the warm pleasure of watching Foxy flourish this past year. And as Savannah whisks into cooler temperatures and shorter days, more locals are migrating to Foxy’s cozy community of coffee lovers and modest décor.
In the 2 years since its doors first opened, the bourgeoning business has stirred up a loyal following of friends and regular customers drawn to its quiet Victorian home nestled in the heart of the city’s SoFo neighborhood. Its success has paved the way for a new and lively sister location The Coffee Fox, located downtown at 102 West Broughton Street, and a triumphant $20,000 Kickstarter campaign that granted Foxy a much needed 2nd floor expansion.
But more notably, Foxy is reestablishing the sort of intimate and comforting environment that coffee houses are truly all about. Just ask Travel + Leisure, which recently ranked Savannah on their list of America’s Best Coffee Cities while referring to Foxy Loxy as one of the “best places to soak up this southern city’s charm.”
Among its given amenities of lush couches, free WiFi, vast table space, and an array of delicious caffeinated beverages provided by Savannah’s very own PERC coffee roasters, Foxy takes things a step further with an alternative drinking experience (don’t miss their ‘Tecates and Tacos’ special on Fridays) and a Tex-Mex gourmet menu loaded with signature dishes.
A full slate of regularly occurring events at Foxy has long served as an excellent platform for local artists and musicians. Their popular Acoustic Tuesdays series showcases a variety of musical acts, while their involvement in the fledgling Art March Friday movement attracts and unites young artists and local business leaders in an effort to strengthen community in the arts.
If you’re visiting Foxy for the first time, don’t be afraid to do a little exploring. Otherwise you might miss the café’s finest feature – a beautiful outdoor courtyard draped with plenty of greenery and completed with wrought iron seating, string lights and a pillared altar for music performances. It’s the creative core of Foxy Loxy where guests can enjoy specials like ‘Crepes in the Courtyard’ or ‘Fire + Wine’ – a toasty event on Saturdays that offers half-priced bottles of wine, s’mores kits and fire pits.
Last weekend, I also discovered how perfect this venue is for receptions and private parties after attending 13 Bricks Clothing Company’s fundraising gala.
Guests enjoyed champagne, hors d’oeuvres and music by fusion rock ensemble Omingnome. Afterwards, a special screening of 13 Brick’s local renaissance movement was held in Foxy’s new upstairs unit — a 800 square feet room primarily designed to accommodate students and professionals with meeting/exhibition space.