Savannah Gem: Cafe Zeum

In June, my sister came to spend two weeks with us. The weekend she was arriving, I was coming from Atlanta and she was coming from Montreat (near Asheville). The church van said I could meet them anywhere along I-95 to pick her up so naturally I chose Savannah.

After a long morning of walking on the river, buying pralines, and shopping in the historic district, we were getting kind of hungry. While we were shopping in Nourish I asked the sales woman her favorite lunch place (anywhere but Paula Deen’s). She referred us to Cafe Zeum.

Located in the atrium of the Jepson Center for the Arts, Cafe Zeum is cute, modern, and, it appeared, off the beaten path of tourists. The waiter told us that everything on the menu was made in house from scratch.

We both ordered the same dish for lunch – chicken salad on a biscuit with a mixed green salad. The salad was lightly dressed in a delicious vinaigrette. The chicken salad wasn’t overdressed (I’m not a huge fan of mayonnaise) and it had red grapes in it (which I love in chicken salad). The biscuit is actually what sold both of us and it didn’t disappoint.

I wish we had saved room for dessert but sadly both of us were too full (plus we had a bag full of pralines to munch on in the car). I give Cafe Zeum two big thumbs up and will definitely be back there of lunch again when I’m in Savannah. It a delicious (and affordable) lunch off the beaten path.