Located in the up and coming Starland District neighborhood, this old-fashioned bakery is a quaint meeting spot offering up coffee, pastries and lunchtime specialties.
Although its located across the street from a liquor store, the actual block containing the bakery’s building is filled with locally run businesses including a record shop, dog grooming salon and vet. Large, sunny windows and teal tile welcome visitors, and there’s an abundance of off-street parking, though no parking lot. The outdoor seating is also great on warm days (which in Savannah are quite frequent) for sitting outside, enjoying a cupcake and people-watching.
The decor inside is eclectic and pretty with an
old-fashioned feeling. I love the handmade details like paper garland, and there’s a variety of seating including a long table that can either be shared or used to accommodate large parties. Although the bakery is rather small, the setup works well, with a small counter for picking up drinks off to the side of the main ordering station; there is also a small station for adding liquid sugar, cream and more. The only problem is that the two entrances can make it somewhat confusing as to who is in line, and I often have to cut through people waiting to get to the back of the line; however, most of the customers are friendly and helpful when you try to figure out where to stand!
Back in the Day specializes in cupcakes, and they always have an amazing selection of delicious, fresh cupcakes. The frosting is rich and delicious and the cakes are moist and flavorful. They have simple chocolate and vanilla cupcakes as well as more complex ones like red velvet. My favorite thing is the newborn cupcakes which are just a bit more than bite size; they’re typically a simple flavor like chocolate or vanilla, and they’re only $1.25. It’s just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth and bump up my order to ...