The Foundery Coffee Pub, where the "pub is short for public house," feels like a caffeinated woodworking shop; wood paneled counter, wooden pew, wooden chairs, wooden floors, wooden coffee tables--you get my point; there's a lot of dark wood. Complemented with shades of red in oriental rugs and seat cushions, the gray walls and open floor plan are reminiscent of a meeting hall, which by best guess is thanks to The Foundery's organization.
Run by the United Methodist Church of Savannah, the shop is an open and accepting space, known for holding events like bible groups and poetry readings.
But for my atheists, Muslims, Jews or those who just aren't big on religion, fear not. The baristas all have beards, gauges and a fondness of beanies, and the rustic decorating will easily distract you from the cross and small Jesus figurine on the bookshelf. They're Christian, but you don't have to be.
And the coffeeeeeeeee. Don't forget about the best part! While conversing with one of the aforementioned bearded, beanie-wearing baristas, I found my new greatest love. Priced at $4.55 for 12oz, the "Weasley," a current special, is a maple and caramel latte you can enjoy hot or iced. My caffeine addicts who have a sweet tooth (and a nerdy love for Harry Potter), this drink is for you. It fixes both your grogginess and cravings all in one.
The Foundery is a favorite for many students and professors, located on the corner of Habersham and Anderson streets, right behind SCAD's Anderson Hall--quite the prime locale to grab a quick brew between classes or keep fuel your cognizance as you finish the paper you've pushed off.
I could use another couch and some more cushioned arm chairs to replace the hard wooden ones flooding the shop, but between the coffee and the 9 huge windows that let the sun pour in, you'll definitely be wide awake while you enjoy your latte at The Foundery.