Real food. Custom homeware.
Analog is a bakeshop and provisions company. We make traditionally inspired products, including a wide array of breads, pastries, and cakes, as well as home furnishings from blankets to custom lighting.
We vend at markets and events around Savannah, GA, and we are also happy to take orders for special occasions. To inquire about orders, contact Meghan. And keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook pages for details about our online shop, launching December 2018!
We don’t operate from a brick and mortar yet, but we’re in the process of building one!
Analog Public House will serve delicious, local, and affordable food and drinks. As a counter-service restaurant located between Savannah’s West Side and the Starland District, our mission will be to feed people well, educate consumers, and build inter-community relationships. We’re also going to be eliminating one of the biggest things we think gets in the way of happiness and connection these days: digital tech (i.e. phones, laptops, tablets…)
Learn more about our inspiration to start a tech-free business below.
A few years ago, Meghan was a full-time freelance writer, and Ben, an engineer, was going crazy. His partner had become a frantic, tech-addicted mess. When Meghan wasn’t glued to a screen for work, she was crying because she felt so lonely.
One weekend, fed up, Ben suggested, “Why don’t you just take a day away from all of it? From your email and messaging and everything…what if you just turned everything off and took an analog day?”
Meghan, bleary-eyed, looked up from her laptop. “Would you do it with me?” Ben, reluctantly, said yes.
So the next morning we woke up naturally. No alarms, or dings. We spent the morning making breakfast and putzing around the apartment. We sanded and re-upholstered a set of chairs we’d found at a thrift store. We made a huge mid-afternoon meal. We read magazines and made fancy cocktails and sat on our balcony and watched the sunset. It was a beautiful day, and one that ended up being more transformative than we realized.
Slowly over the next year, the idea of taking an analog day blossomed into what a space that prioritized being tech-free would feel like. How would a business like that operate? What type of food would be served? Would people actually respect the space? How could each of us apply our skills and our interests in creating something for Savannah? And slowly the vision for Analog emerged.
As a couple, we’re just like everyone else. We eat dinner together on the couch while binge-watching stuff on Netflix. We get lost in Instagram more often than we’d like to admit. We get caught up in the social media insecurity comparison game, because it’s basically impossible not to sometimes.
But we’ve also come to appreciate the joy of disconnection. We know there’s a peace that comes from being somewhere remote, when we’re allowed to step away from our computer for a few days. We know the pleasure of our phone dying when we don’t expect it to, and how it’s actually really thrilling not to be responsible to it for a while.
Most importantly, we know the magic that comes when you’re with people and you look around and you realize no one’s lost in a device. They’re present, looking you in the eye, responding to your stories or your struggles. They care to hear what you have to say, and they actually take the time to respond, and suddenly you feel so seen and so human.
Analog is our dream because we care about nurturing connection between people, including us and all of you. Despite all the electronic means we have to communicate these days, the world can be a lonely place without coffee dates with friends or a night out with a partner.
We’re thrilled to be able to provide a space for those moments, and we’re really glad Ben had that idea for an analog day all those years back.