Recently moving from South to North Florida has given me a new appreciation for my favorite time of year, Fall! My walk to class has actually become my favorite part of the day, and I can see the leaves beginning to change. Boots and Flannel are coming and I couldn't be more excited! But, this Saturday was a particularly dead day on campus because everyone decided to go home to visit their families, so I decided it was the perfect day to take my awesome friend Sara to Thomasville, Georgia. Another one of my favorite things about living in Tallahassee is how easy it is to travel to another state, like 45 minutes easy! Thomasville is an adorable little town with a thriving Downtown area. It may only be a few blocks, but it's filled with unique shops, cafes, restaurants, and (my personal favorite) cupcake shop.
Grassroots Coffee Company feels like it was taken right out of East Village in New York, with its open faced brick and cool, modern art filling the walls. They have tons of delicious drinks, like the black and white chocolate or cinnamon twist latte. I am personally the ultimate lover of pumpkin spice, but nothing beats a plain cup of coffee in the morning, and I am not exaggerating when I say it was one of the best, and very affordable, cups of coffee I have ever had. My friend Sara had the cinnamon twist latte, and needless to say, we made a second trip back before we left for the day! It's also a great place to grab a quick pastry, and they have a wide selection of homemade donuts, cinnamon rolls, muffins, and breads that were making my mouth water just looking at them. Grassroots Coffee Company is definitely one of my new favorite places.
After some shopping we decided to eat lunch at the Savannah Moon Bakery & Cafe. It wasn't the biggest place, but every table was filled and when we got our food we realized why. Chicken Pot Pie is hands down one of my favorite meals and almost everyone around us ordered it (and it looked absolutely amazing), but Sara had the genius idea to eat something light so we could save room for our cupcakes later (it's this kind of thinking that makes us friends) so we got the lunch special with salads. Salads can be one of the most disappointing things at a restaurant, but the Savannah Salad was mixed greens, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and feta cheese topped with a raspberry vinaigrette. It was simple and delicious! I have to admit, I was jealous of all the dessert the families sitting around us ordered. I saw at least five pieces of pie and a dozen mini cupcakes served! It looked like the kind of pie that had been passed down for generations and next time I visit I am saving room for a piece of Georgia Pie! Great atmosphere, great service, and most importantly, great food!
Now, for my favorite meal, DESSERT! To me, cupcakes should be their own, special food group. Back on Fourth of July weekend, I visited Thomasville for the first time with my best friends and this was the first place we stopped! Smallcakes was ranked #1 place to grab a cupcake by USA Today, and has been seen on the MTV Video Music Awards as well as The Food Network. If that's not enough to draw you in then I'm not sure what is! There is also a location in Tallahassee, but this one is my favorite. My friend Sara ordered the Lemon Cupcake and I ordered the Cookies and Cream. I am a creature of habit, and every other time I ordered the Birthday Cake (which is still my favorite), but I decided to change it up today. As usual, I was not disappointed and both of the cupcakes were delicious! But let me warn you- THEY ARE HUGE and very sweet, and I LOVE cupcakes! I don't believe in sharing dessert (I want the whole thing to myself) but unless you're starving, share one. Sara couldn't finish hers, I obviously could because it's just not right for a desert lover, like me, to leave any last crumb on the plate! Smallcakes is adorable inside, and has some really awesome flavors. So if you're too full from lunch, walk around and do some shopping , but then make sure you come back for a delicious cupcake!
In the end, we had a really relaxing and fun day in Thomasville. I can't wait to visit again and try all the other restaurants and cafes this cute town has to offer!