FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Savannah Scone Company is a locally-owned bakery in Savannah, GA. You can find us in the heart of midtown, but we deliver to customers across the Savannah area. Check out our ever-changing menu.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Savannah Scone Company?
Savannah Scone Company is a locally-owned Savannah bakery, and the result of a labor of love. Sara has been baking for friends and family for decades. Only in 2019 (after much prodding from those same friends and family) did she decide to make it official. Lots of recipe testing and some happy taste-testers later, Savannah Scone Company became official as a licensed cottage bakery and eventually a full retail bakery. We have big plans to grow but we’re happy to keep it small and very high-touch for now. Thank you for taking a look and we hope you love our scones.
Where Are You Located?
We are located right in the heart of midtown Savannah (Medical Arts) at 713 E 65th Street in Savannah — central to the Medical Arts District.
What Are Your Hours?
Our business hours are Tue thru Fri 10:00am-3:00pm. We are closed for retail on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
What Is A Scone?
Well, that’s a tricky question. Historically, scones are Scottish by nature, but a far cry from the scones made at Savannah Scone Company. Originating sometime in the 16th century, scones weren’t much more than a dry dough shaped into form and cooked over a fire. Although traditional scones evolved to include fruit and currant add-ons, that scone is still far from the buttery goodness that comes from the Savannah Scone Company kitchen.
Using butter, cheeses, fresh herbs, spices, nuts, and other high-quality ingredients, we have transformed the scone into a luxury item. Whether it’s a cinnamon roll scone or one made with aged Gruyère cheese, roasted garlic, and fresh rosemary, we’ve got a scone for your tastebuds, and for every event.
Maybe you’ve heard scones were hard and dry. Don’t knock a scone until you’ve tried one from Savannah Scone Company.
Where Can I Buy Scones In Savannah?
There are actually a few places to buy scones in Savannah. We obviously think we’re your best option, but a few other bakeries in Savannah have a scone or two on the menu. We believe you’ll find that most scones you discover in full-service bakeries are of the traditional sort — round, much smaller, and usually not as flavorful. Our scones are all handmade in small batches, which also makes a significant difference in the scones you’ve maybe had where ingredients were blended using mixers and other automation. Yes, we do it the hard way, but the end result is markedly different.
We include traditional scones on our menu, but our customers know us for our gourmet varieties and we aim to please. We only bake scones!
Our customers come from all over Savannah: The Landings on Skidaway Island, Modena Island, South Harbor, Skidaway Island State Park, Ardsley Park, Isle of Hope, Dutch Island, Wilmington Island, Talahi Island, Whitemarsh Island, Oatland Island, Downtown Savannah, Kensington Park, Bacon Park, Windsor Forest, Coffee Bluff, Montgomery, Burnside Island, and many even drive in from surrounding cities.
A Few of Our Scones
Do You Deliver?
We have always delivered in the Savannah area but our local delivery is currently on pause while we get our new location up and running. Adding a retail element to the business has greatly reduced the demand for home delivery so we are going to evaluate it in the near term and will have a solution for those who still want home delivery.
Do You Ship Scones?
We do not ship our scones at this time. We are evaluating shipping as a future endeavor. Many of our customers have shipped scones themselves with great success.
Can I Give Scones As a Gift?
Of course! Scones are a unique gift for the hard-to-buy-for friend or family member. Many of our customers gift their friends and clients with our gourmet scones. We also offer gift cards that can be purchased online!
Can I Buy Single Scones?
Yes! We have many buying options including our daily retail counter. Many customers buy scones in larger orders or even party packs. If you have any questions, just give us a call.
Can I Freeze Scones?
Absolutely! While all of our scones are freshly baked to order, we often have leftovers that we either donate or take home and save for a rainy day. Our favorite way to freeze scones is to wrap them individually in foil and then store multiple wrapped scones in a gallon freezer bag. Properly packaged scones should freeze well for up to three months. We’ve heard anecdotally they will go much longer, but that’s our experience.
We find they are best thawed by just letting them come to room temperature. You can even do a short blast in the microwave if you want to warm it slightly (15-25 secs). If you have discovered another method, we would love to hear from you.
Do Scones Stay Fresh At Room Temperature?
We have anecdotal evidence from customers that our scones remain viable in the box for several days at room temperature, but we recommend refrigeration if you’re planning to keep the scones for more than 48 hours.
Your results may vary, and conditions like temperature and humidity can affect any baked product’s viability over time. The bottom line is, scones are perfectly OK to leave in their original box packaging at normal room temperature for a couple of days. Anything longer than that, better to refrigerate for up to a week (or freeze if you’re planning to store them for longer than a week).
Do You Have Gluten-Free Scones?
We have always offered gluten-free options and we’re currently evaluating what that will be in our new commercial kitchen. Baking gluten-free products requires diligence, and most importantly, a dedicated and isolated preparation space — something we will do after we’ve had the chance to test the market in our new location. If you have an interest in gluten-free scones, please let us know!
How Much Do Scones Cost?
Most of our scones range in price from $3.00 to $4.00 each and we have other scone products that vary in price as well. We do offer a discount for purchases of 12 or more. As you might imagine, ingredients and time are the primary factors in scone prices. We source fresh, local ingredients of the highest quality whenever possible. You can find prices and what’s available on our current menu.
How Can I Order?
At this time, you can call us to preorder at 912-388-0354 or just stop at our bake shop at 713 E 65th Street. We will be reopening our online pre-orders soon. If you are on our email list, you will be notified.
Why Does Your Menu Change?
We change our menu often for a few reasons.
- Fresh ingredient availability. We only use the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients when they are available. This includes herbs, berries, or whatever the scone needs.
- Customer demand. We want to bake what our customers want. At this time in our growth, it’s impossible to have all of our scone recipes available all the time, so we usually make 6-8 varieties available, based on what people are asking for.
- Seasonal scones. There are some scones that are seasonal in nature, so we try to include those on the menu when appropriate. This includes our pumpkin scone and some of the other fall and winter varietal flavors. Who knows what Sara will come up with next.
Can You Notify Me When Your Menu Changes?
Yes, we can! You can sign up for our email list and we will send you a brief email with the current menu and a look ahead at what scones we are developing and planning to add in the future. We also send a special offer out exclusively to our email list.