Hours: Breakfast, Lunch: seven days
Old Town's independent coffeehouse, open since 1987.
There's a Starbucks half a block away, but independent Savories is the Old Town coffeehouse where everybody knows your name -- and your business. Violeta Woodward opened Savories in 1987 and runs it as a haven for interesting people with strong opinions. The two funky old couches by the window are arranged for conversation, and you might be sharing it with the cop who lives across the street, a cutting-edge medical researcher, or a candidate for the U.S. Senate. Regulars wander in and out as if they lived there, and arguably they do. Besides the familiar coffee, scones, and muffins, Violeta whips up eggs, oatmeal, soups, salads, wraps, and sandwiches. "We make it all from scratch," she says. "We put a lot of love in our things."
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