Milledgeville has more than their fair share of cool places to eat and hang out. This little coffee shop has a great student vibe but has plenty of “mature” patrons as well.
The hardwood floors and exposed brick walls at Blackbird Coffee are the perfect setting for some of the finest house-roasted beans in the state.
Even if you usually have your joe with milk and/or something sugary, you should try just the straight brew so you’ll know what you’re starting with. Then you can make it white mocha, coco mocha nut, crime brulée, vanilla caramel, nuts and berry soy, or whatever else you might think of. Specialty drinks range from $3.59 for a small to $4.99 for a large and you don’t even have to use pretend Italian to get them.
If you prefer slightly milder drinks, the fogle chai is “Christmas in a cup” and the steamer is just the latte part of any drink. They are also one of the few places to offer an affogato — a lovely freshly-ground espresso topped with your choice choice of ice cream (I recommend their butter pecan). While their ice cream is not homemade, it’s a great remedy for a hot afternoon.
Their baked goods are made fresh daily and can be warmed up when you order. We tried the bacon, egg and cheese biscuit, a chocolate croissant, cinnamon rolls and various scones. All of them were good quality but nothing out of the ordinary.
While we’ve come to Blackbird for coffee many times, we had never tried their sandwiches. The roast beef with horseradish mayo and the chicken salad sandwiches were piled high, as was the roast turkey. It’s nice to have real food offered at a great coffee shop, just in case you have to work or study through meal time.
You can’t go wrong with a visit to Blackbird Coffee. If you or a loved one is headed to Milledgeville for school soon, stop by this cozy coffee shop and make it your home away from home.
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Address: 114 W. Hancock St., Milledgeville
Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
Payment: Cash, credit
Kids Menu: No
Noise Level: Low
Health Rating: 96
Price range: $3-$7
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