Coffee cafe offers a variety of vegetarian dishes, baked goods, and fair trade coffee. See website for live music, independent films, and other events. Online ordering avaialble though website. Delivery through SAVtakeout.com. Reported fully vegetarian February 2023. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-5:00pm.

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100 Reviews

First Review by bagfullofbricks


Points +110

03 Sep 2023

Definitely no European portions😂

Big place with vegetarian food and some vegan options. We had the banana nut pancakes and the vegan breakfast tacos. Super tasty, and lots of it 😅. I couldn't finish it.. Haha.



Points +1212

12 Jul 2023

Huge Portions

This place is large and welcoming inside. The vegan burrito was huge and reasonably priced. I’d like to see more purely vegan options, however, in the pastry case.


Points +709

20 Jun 2023

Great burrito

Few vegan options (burrito, taco, bowl).

Got the vegan burrito and thought it was very good, very healthy. Tofu scramble was actually scrambled rather than in cubes.

Slightly on the small side of burritos, but delicious


Points +143

22 May 2023

Favorite breakfast place

My boyfriend and I tried the vegan breakfast burrito which consist of tofu scramble, spinach, vegan sausage, onion, black beans, and vegan spicy mayo. It was delicious. It comes with a cup of salsa and Sriracha on the plate. We also got the iced black tea which is good. I added my own stevia to it. The pancakes are delicious too.

Updated from previous review on 2023-05-19

Pros: Plenty of vegan options


Points +1233

28 Mar 2023

Very good coffee and food

Loved the breakfast burrito and coffees


Points +431

22 Mar 2023

Bangin Breakfast Burrito

Came here for a light breakfast and had a delicious tofu scramble burrito. They also had vegan breakfast tacos and BBQ tofu tacos. Saw some vegan baked goods in the front as well. Great place to get work done or have a chat with friends. Food came out fresh and fast!

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-22

Pros: Fast service , Sustainable practices , Outdoor seating


Points +334

17 Jan 2023

Great breakfast spot

Nice location for breakfast near Forsyth park. I had a delicious burrito and blueberry poppy seed bread

Pros: Good vegan options , Great location


Points +417

15 Jan 2023

Friendly spot

Casual coffee spot with several vegan food options! Enjoyed the vegan breakfast burrito and a soy latte before taking a morning stroll through Forsyth Park. Nothing fancy, but everything was great and staff was very friendly.


Points +277

09 Jan 2023

Cute quirky vegan friendly!

I’ve visited Savannah a few times & never came by. I regretted it after having their vegan breakfast burrito today. I split it with my partner and truly enjoyed it. It isn’t really spicy so I recommend adding some cholula if you prefer spice! Regardless I’ll be back next time I stop by Savannah.

Pros: Few vegan options , Tofu scramble


Points +220

18 Oct 2022

Local place to see

This reminded me of being veggie in the late 1990’s (as I was) and the kind of spots I found. Ingredients mostly local and fresh, good but kind of bland tofu scramble in crumbly but tasty corn tortillas. I’d go again if in the area and try something else. Lime tree on the patio!

Pros: Decent prices , Nice classic coffee house atmosphere

Cons: Could’ve used more flavor and ingredients in dish


Points +54

22 Aug 2022

Delicious kind coffee and vegan dishes!

So stoked on the many vegan dishes and options as well as the overall cool vibe of the employees and the space itself. The growing vegan seen in Savannah makes me want to come spend some time there and help grow it even more!

Pros: Yummy fully vegan dishes, Easy to veganize the dishes that were not vegan, Super rad space to sit inside and out

Cons: not yet 100% vegan


Points +664

05 Jun 2022

Great brunch spot

Went here for a yummy Sunday brunch & the vegan pancakes of the day did not disappoint. Also could grab vegan breakfast burrito or tacos.

Pros: Plenty of vegan options , Cool vibe


Points +115

11 May 2022

Sentient and Amazing!

The Sentient Bean had been one of our staple spots in Savannah for years. Great vegan and omnivore options. The food is delicious, ample desserts and baked goods, great staff and reasonable prices.

If you are vegan, The Sentient Bean will be your morning go to in Savannah. It's the best way to start your day, especially if you stroll through Forsyth Park on your way there each morning.

Breakfast burrito, tofu tacos, 2 baked goods, and 2 giant soy lattes (about the size of a Starbucks Venti but for about $3 less) was around $40, including tip!

That's an amazing local bargain in the area for top tier vittles.

This place is a must for vegan travelers!

Updated from previous review on 2013-05-15

Pros: Taste and Quality, Price, Multiple Vegan Options

Cons: Location (south side of Forsyth Park), Hours (no late dinners--it's a cafe!)


Points +26

03 May 2022

SO good, i highly recommend this place

there are lots of vegan options, the food is absolutely delicious and not too expensive. the restaurant is so cute, now my new favorite place for vegan breakfast!!


Points +66

23 Apr 2022

Great Coffee, Great Food

Several vegan items on the regular menu. We had the BBQ tofu tacos and the vegan breakfast burrito. Both excellent and flavorful. Coffee was great too, with a few different non-dairy milk options. Would recommend stopping by if you’re in town, it’s just on the south end of Forsyth park.


Points +87

16 Apr 2022

Good options

Nice amount of vegan options however me and my partner both ordered the exact same thing and his came on a plate with sauce but mine came in a takeaway box with no sauce which we found a bit strange? It was tasty and service was okay.


Points +106

02 Apr 2022

Vegan Options and Great Atmosphere!

Loved the atmosphere and all the vegan options! At least half the options in the bakery case were vegan when I went. I had the breakfast tacos, which were overall good but could have used a sauce. No major complaints though! Looking forward to coming back for the vegan breakfast burrito


Points +1084

23 Feb 2022

One time only

Was expecting so much more. This place could do a lot better with some love investment. We had a special bowl. It was overloaded with spinach and had about two roasted brussel sprouts. Lacked taste and substance. Suggest being more generous and perhaps some nice gentle jazz music inside and better decor. Also back patio could really be improved.

Updated from previous review on 2022-02-22

Pros: Just off the park, Large indoor area with high ceilings


Points +67

07 Feb 2022

A Must Visit!

We were spending the night in the parking lot across the street, and came in here in the morning for some coffee and breakfast and we’re NOT disappointed. We got the vegan breakfast tacos and vegan breakfast burrito and they were both delicious. The staff was pleasant, the cafe had decent wifi, so all around great!

Pros: Multiple vegan food options, All sorts of non-dairy milk options, Decent wifi and space

Cons: Bathrooms we’re not so great


Points +41

05 Feb 2022

Delicious vegan options

Several vegan options on the menu. Great coffee with breakfast served all day.


Points +206

16 Jan 2022

Cute atmosphere, delicious food

I loved their menu, lots of vegetarian options and a few vegan options. We had the vegan breakfast burritos and some delicious coffee. Burritos were well made and seasoned nicely.

Pros: Vegetarian with vegan options, Lots of different vegan milks, Great atmosphere, and friendly staff


Points +45

Mostly Veg
02 Jan 2022

Vibey Spot

Great music and nice place to work on your laptop.

The quiche is amazing highly recommend!

Pros: Inexpensive!


Points +145

29 Dec 2021

Good cafe food

Great for pastries and coffee/tea. Meals are ok, most of the vegan options are spicy.

Good location if you don’t want to head into the busy part of the city. Still busy but you can at least find parking if your just driving in for a bite.

Service was pretty quick even with a lot of customers.

Pros: About an equal amount of vegan and vegetarian item, Great cafe drinks, Great pastries

Cons: Both vegan breakfasts items are spicy.


Points +372

03 Dec 2021

Perfect hangover cure!

The vegan breakfast burrito is super good and HUGE! Got take out & BF picked it up so can’t say anything about the place or staff but will for sure be back next time I visit.


Points +194

13 Nov 2021


I had concerns regarding cleanliness. The bathroom was gross and there was no soap. I requested some but it never came.


Points +1854

25 Oct 2021

Good place for vegan food in Savannah

I got the hot apple chai-der and the tofu scramble tacos. The tacos were alright. They lacked flavor a bit. The chai-der was good. I enjoyed their outdoor space in the back. Definitely would come back here.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Great outdoor seating


Points +214

04 Sep 2021

Best breakfast tacos!

This is a must go to place if you’re in Savannah or just passing through. The breakfast tacos are absolutely amazing! They’re perfectly seasoned and cooked and come with spicy Mayo 😍
The coffee and service are also excellent and the space is very fun, eclectic and full of great art.

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