The Sentient Bean

The Sentient Bean is located on the south end of Forsyth Park

The Sentient Bean attracts customers of all ages and walks of life – from SCAD students to local businessmen and women to tourists visiting Forsyth Park. Their coffee is all fair trade and organic, and the large interior is filled with couches and big tables, perfect for spreading out and studying. But they are more than just a coffee house; The Sentient Bean offers a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan meals.

the furniture inside provides a cozy ambiance

the coffee is available for purchase in bulk

The Sentient Bean has live music and poetry readings throughout the week

the menu features breakfast all day, as well as sandwiches, wraps, and salads

the Greek Isles Panini has lettuce, feta, hummus, spinach, tomato, kalamata olives and tzatziki on grilled artisan ciabatta, with a side salad

the Curried Tofu Salad was served with cashews, peanuts, cucumbers and carrots served on a bed of mixed greens with bread

the pastries are all homemade and entirely organic, with many vegan offerings

the Peanut Butter Sunflower Bars have peanut butter, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries and oatmeal

The Dishes: Greek Isles Panini, Curried Tofu Salad and Peanut Butter Sunflower Bar

What’s Special About It?

Kenda: “I love the cafe’s proximity to Savannah’s beautiful Forsyth Park. My husband and I live in midtown, so it’s a short bike ride from our house. We often like to visit after going to the farmer’s market on Saturdays to grab a cup of coffee and something to eat. The staff is always really friendly, and it has a comfortable Savannah vibe that draws us there time and time again.”

Eleanor: “The Sentient Bean is the only entirely vegetarian restaurant in Savannah, and they do it right! My husband and I try to eat vegetarian at least four times a week, but we often feel confined to the same old recipes. Sentient Bean manages to be vegetarian and still creative, with a unique selection of dishes, and fresh, organic and delicious ingredients.”

What Did It Taste Like?

Eleanor: “The Curried Tofu Salad was the perfect salad meal. The curry was creamy, but not spicy at all, and mixed with the bread and greens it was filling but not heavy. I also got a cup of their Nicaragua Medium roast, and it was full-bodied but not too strong.”

Kenda: “I ordered the Greek Isles Panini. The crostini was grilled nicely, and I liked the salty tang the kalamata olives provided to this sandwich, along with the feta cheese and fresh spinach and tomato. The side salad, with its balsamic vinaigrette, was also a nice addition. I’m not a vegetarian by any stretch of the imagination, but this was a very filling meal even without having any meat. We also ordered the Peanut Butter Sunflower Bar for dessert. It was chewy, sweet and full of complex flavors. It tasted like a soft, homemade granola bar packed full of energizing, scrumptious ingredients.”

What Did We Say About It?

Kenda: “The Sentient Bean is one of Savannah’s best coffee houses, but it’s also a lesser-known food destination. Try it out and fall in love with their amazing, diverse menu!”

The Sentient Bean 

13 East Park Avenue  

Savannah, GA 31401

open every day from 7am-10pm 


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