It’s the season where the breeze begins to chill and the smell of cinnamon and pumpkin hangs in the air. The streets of Milledgeville offer seasonal delicacies in our locally owned restaurants, bars and bakeries. There is everything from warm, crispy apple pie to seasoned soups and pumpkin ales to help get you into the fall spirit. Here are the top places you really autumn know...


Coffee at Blackbird winter

1. There is something about sipping a hot beverage on a cold day that just warms your soul. When you are meeting a friend for coffee in the morning, shopping around downtown in the afternoon, or simply wanting to treat yourself, a warm seasoned drink is bound to make your day brighter! This fall, Blackbird Coffee is serving a delicious pumpkin pie latte, caramel apple cider, vanilla cinnamon latte, golden milk oat latte, and a caramel maple latte. Order up and enjoy!

2. A quaint coffee shop near Georgia College’s campus, Morning Grind offers a variety of coffee drinks and a revolving selection of locally made baked goods. Their fall specialty beverages include a Honey & Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso, a rich Biscoff Latte, Maple Pumpkin Cold Brew topped with pumpkin cold foam, the Pumpkin Pie drink, or the Gingerbread Chai that can be ordered hot or iced with the optional addition of cinnamon cold foam. Their baked goods do vary day-to-day, but offerings like monkey bread or apple cake are just another way to bring in the seasonal flavors.


3. If you are looking to grab drinks with some friends, stop by Amici for local Georgia beers on tap! Currently, they are pouring Fall Line Brewing- Sweater Weather which is a Pumpkin Ale. The atmosphere is friendly, offering great seating where you can talk with your pals or watch the big game with a basket full of wings!  

4. Take your usual Espresso Martini up a notch at Aubri Lane’s and add an Apple Crisp Espresso Martini to your dining experience. In addition to the traditional flavors of an espresso martini, this drink also includes Smirnoff Green Apple vodka. Sip while enjoying views of stunning sunset reflections on Lake Sinclair. 


Buffington's bob Marley soup

4. It’s soup season! Get our hot flavorful soups at our favorite restaurants around town--they are just too good to pass up! Buffington's is known for its award-winning Bob Marley soup, a creamy Caribbean base with chicken, rice, and a kick! Listen to live music as you slurp your soup and soak in the vibrant atmosphere. Bring your friends and family for evening entertainment and great food this fall! 

Copy of The Brick Tomato Soup

5. Doing their best since 1993, The Brick's constant goal is to keep their customers' bellies full and their hearts happy by providing the best food possible. The tomato soup is always a crowd-pleaser. Its creaminess and chunks of tomatoes make it stand out from the crowd. It is no wonder that it was awarded the “100 Plates Locals Love” distinction by Georgia Eats, Explore Georgia’s culinary guide. While you're soupin', sip on Fall Line Brewing's Oktoberfest beer for a complete taste of fall. 

6. Drive down 441 to Stacked for more delicious sandwiches and soups for your tasting. Try the seasonal cheesy ham and pepperjack pressed sandwich, this ooey-gooey sandwich has ham, mayo, and tons of pepper jack, all grilled to perfection. Pairs perfectly with one of Stacked’s rotating soups. They routinely serve roasted red pepper, loaded baked potato, and chicken noodle as well as other choices. 


7. Cravings, located in downtown Milledgeville, serves soups this fall, with potato, broccoli, Italian wedding, and clam chowder coming in hot! Try a new soup every day with their special soup of the day. They also offer a variety of gourmet sandwiches that pair nicely with a cup of soup. Their Gobbler sandwich with turkey, lettuce, tomato, mayo, cream cheese, and cranberry jelly on buttermilk bread, is perfect for an autumn lunch.

Pickle Barrel

8. Happiness is always homemade at The Pickle Barrel. Their chili or cheesy potato soups pair delightfully with their signature beer batter fries (we recommend making them loaded with cheese, bacon bits, sour cream and chives!) or a basket of PBC’s famous wings tossed in one of their 11 homemade sauces.  

9. A local favorite for Thai food and sushi, Kai Thai is offering a variety of seasonal meals in addition to their extensive menu. A familiar favorite, the Pumpkin Curry is back again this year with even more options like Zaap’s Eggroll, a southwest-style eggroll with chicken, cheese, spinach, corn, black beans, and bell pepper. For sushi, they have the Sweet Potato Roll that includes sweet potato, avocado, and cream cheese with salmon, sweet tofu, crispy onion, spicy mayo, and eel on top.  Other specials include a Pumpkin Spice Milk Tea, Snow Crab Claws, and Sweet Pumpkin dessert.


10. Everyone knows fall for its abundance of candy and tasty desserts. Milledgeville has the perfect places for you to grab a delicious dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth. Coasties Bakery is showcasing all the fall flavors with pumpkin spice cookies, pumpkin spice scones, freshly baked cinnamon rolls, and favorites like apple pie and pecan pie. 

Doodles Cupcake Bakery fall

11. Doodle’s Bakery is the place where creativity and southern traditions meet. Locals rave about their beautiful buttermilk pies, apple pies, pumpkin spice cupcakes topped with cinnamon cream cheese icing and pumpkin caramel and pecan pie bars. They also have homemade soups and chilies that you can take to go for the days when all you want is to curl up in a blanket and watch a good movie or read a book.