The Funky Brunch Cafe- Play with your Food in Savannah, GA

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Savannah is one of my favorite cities, and luckily it’s inhabited by one of my favorite (and only) brothers, so I get to visit fairly often.  Most recently I spent the night in Savannah on my way to Richmond, VA and was able to partake in one of the best road trip breakfast ever at The Funky Brunch Cafe!  Of course it’s probably pretty good for non-road trip brunches as well.

The Funky Brunch Cafe in Savannah, GA

The interior of the Funky Brunch Cafe is playful and full of bright colors and paintings of spatulas,

The Funky Brunch Cafe in Savannah, GA

but the best thing about the Funky Brunch Cafe is their griddled tables for the “Flippin’ Funky at the Table” pancakes.

Cook pancakes at your table at the Funky Brunch Cafe in Savannah, GA

Pick your batter (buttermilk, gluten-free, or whole wheat) and then choose your toppings (fruit, nuts, peanut butter, chocolate… you name it) and knock your self out!  I went with buttermilk batter with pecans and coconut to mix in, I think it was a pretty solid choice if you’re looking for a recommendation.

We all started off playing it safe with basic round pancakes.

Make pancakes on your table at the Funky Brunch Cafe in Savannah, GA

Make pancakes on your table at the Funky Brunch Cafe in Savannah, GA

Of course the batter comes in a handy ketchup-esque squirt bottle, so it wasn’t long before we started experimenting with shape, size, when to add the toppings, etc.  The results were well…. mixed.

Make pancakes on your table at the Funky Brunch Cafe in Savannah, GA

Make pancakes on your table at the Funky Brunch Cafe in Savannah, GA

Make pancakes on your table at the Funky Brunch Cafe in Savannah, GA

Make pancakes on your table at the Funky Brunch Cafe in Savannah, GA

Then I had a breakthrough.  Oscar Wilde wrote that “only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.”  I usually take Oscar Wilde’s word as gospel, so I don’t know what this says about me, but I created my greatest work to date.  I give you the pancake pup, my proudest creation.

Make pancakes on your table at the Funky Brunch Cafe in Savannah, GA

Make pancakes on your table at the Funky Brunch Cafe in Savannah, GA

Good news for those of you salivating over this, I made this after I was already full and left it at the restaurant, which of course means you can probably find it on ebay now.  Just look at that art!  Whatever you pay for it, it’s not enough.  However in the spirit of full disclosure, I got so excited about my work of art that I forgot to put the coconut and pecans in, so it’s just a plain buttermilk pancake.  Still worth it.

The Funky Brunch Cafe in Savannah, GA

I’m not saying I’m some sort of pancake prodigy (I’ll leave that to posterity), but one of these people is currently attending a big fancy art school and the other is entirely self taught.

Cook pancakes at your table at the Funky Brunch Cafe in Savannah, GA

You be the judge.  (If you don’t know who’s who shoot me a message and I’ll clear it up).

The Funky Brunch Cafe does have a full menu of breakfast and lunch offerings outside of their pancakes, though I don’t think anyone’s ever ordered them.  Just know that they are available to you if you hate fun (or pancakes).  I’m mostly kidding, the rest of the menu looked great… but griddle table!

The Funky Brunch Cafe in Savannah, GA

So, the next time you’re in Savannah this is a must stop for brunch.  As an added bonus it seems to be quite a bit less crowded than Paula Dean’s too!  Some tables don’t have griddles (for those people that hate fun from before), so make sure you ask for a griddle table if you want to play with your food!  It’s worth the extra wait.

 

 

13 thoughts on “The Funky Brunch Cafe- Play with your Food in Savannah, GA

  1. Love places like this that are so creative and innovative! Will be awhile before we are able to make it there unless they open one here! Who wouldn’t like the concept of playing with their food or having fun! Great puppy pancake!
    Lisa Trudell recently posted…Cartoon characters are the stars at Fred’s Flying CircusMy Profile

    • Mags

      Thanks… I was a little too proud of my puppy lol!

  2. It looks like you all had some much fun creating your own uniquely designed pancakes. I have never been at a restaurant where I cooked my own pancakes but I have been to several ‘hot pot’ restaurants in Taiwan where you cook at the table.
    Constance – Foreign Sanctuary recently posted…Orange Flowers Everywhere: Cotton Trees in Yunlin, Taiwan [A Photo Essay]My Profile

    • Mags

      I love it. I wish I enjoyed cooking that much at home. I think I like it more because I don’t get stuck with the clean up 😉

    • Mags

      It really was so much fun. No stuffy brunch here!

  3. Finally, a place where you’re actually encouraged to play with your food, been looking for that since I was a child! 🙂 Such a great idea, looks really fun and your puppy-pancake is indeed a piece of art! 🙂
    Nina recently posted…The Bowery House: flophouse chic in Downtown New YorkMy Profile

    • Mags

      The little kid in me went a little crazy here too! Who says brunch has to be serious?

  4. Tim

    I am heading down Savannah way later in the year and as a big funky cafe, of any kind, fan, I will be sure to check this one out. Who said eating should not be fun.
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    • Mags

      You’ll love it, and the rest of Savannah. It’s a really fun town.

  5. Wait! You cook your own food, am I the only one who would want to pay less if I was cooking my own food … lol but definitely would love putting everything I wanted on my pancake. Thanks for sharing.
    Nickely Challenged recently posted…Nickel Allergy Diet – When Food Becomes Your EnemyMy Profile

    • Mags

      haha. I did think about that too. I just love that I get to cook without doing the washing up!

  6. What a great concept! I’ve never heard of such a thing! I totally choose pancakes over a regular menu item.

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