Authors: Marco & Angelo

Authors: Marco & Angelo

We own the Candleberry Inn, a boutique bed and breakfast in central Cape Cod. We're glad to share our recommendations on all the great things to explore throughout Cape Cod.

13 Fantastic Spots for Shopping in Brewster MA

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    From hiking through parks to visiting historic sites to taking a scenic drive, you won’t have a problem finding things to do on Cape Cod. Among these many options, you can plan a day of shopping in Brewster MA.

    Whether you need something for your getaway, want a souvenir to commemorate your visit, or need a gift for a loved one, the stores along Route 6A have a variety of products. From local art to artisanal treats, perusing the shops is like an adventure.

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    Sydenstricker Glass

    You don’t have to be an art enthusiast to appreciate the beautifully handcrafted items at Sydenstricker Glass. This shop has been using a special process to create amazing glassware for more than 50 years, but no two pieces are identical.

    Sydenstricker Glass is so fascinating that major museums and galleries have some pieces on exhibit — such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York. And, you can shop among the several glassware prints — embassy, floral, food, modern, nature, nautical, and seasonal. You can even choose from the spring and holiday collections.

    Lemon Tree Village Shops

    Featuring charming gardens and water fountains, Lemon Tree Village Shops is one of the best places to go shopping in Brewster MA. You’ll find items that represent artists from across the country and the globe.

    Brewster Sweets

    Making shoppers smile for more than 20 years, Brewster Sweets is the place to go for indulgent treats. Choose from classic fudge flavors — chocolate peanut butter, cranberry walnut, and caramel sea salt — creams, espressos, sugar-free confections, Turkish delights, truffles, and more. Or, grab some pre-packaged items to take home.

    By the Bay Artful Inspirations

    Since 1999, By the Bay Designs Artful Inspirations has been selling an array of affordable and imaginative American-made products. The shop works with local artisans to provide one-of-a-kind Cape Cod-themed items — from decorative homewares and clothes to greeting cards, gifts, and jewelry.

    Lemon Tree Pottery

    Known for its kneeling St. Francis statue, Lemon Tree Pottery is a whimsical shop with a whole garden statuary and a slew of unique items — bird feeders, earthenware, fountains, garden art, hand-blown glass, jewelry, porcelain, metal art, stoneware, and wall hangings. You can even buy food-safe pottery, including bakeware, dinnerware, houseware, and tableware.

    La Bodega

    For more than 35 years, La Bodega has offered special products for women with various styles and of all ages. The shop rotates its selection of clothing, jewelry, purses, and shoes, making sure to have the latest quality fashions from top-rated brands so that women can piece together complete outfits.

    The Cook Shop

    Open all year, The Cook Shop is a family-owned gourmet cookware and tabletop store with everything that you could need for your kitchen. The shop has been curating and selling top-of-the-line bakeware, cookware, glassware, and other kitchen cutlery and gadgets since 1978.

    Some brands that you can expect to find include Cuisinart, Emma Bridgewater, Lodge Cast Iron, LeCreuset, Miyabi, MIYA Company, and Old Friends Farm. You can even explore an extensive selection of gourmet international food items to try something new.

    The Village Toy Store

    At The Village Toy Store, fun is a top priority. This family-owned shop creates a feeling of nostalgia and is all about the toys and things that make kids and kids at heart smile. You can find everything from old-fashioned to modern toys, including collectibles — all from respectable national and international brands:

    • Action figures
    • Activity and construction play sets
    • Arts and crafts
    • Children’s books
    • Dolls and puppets
    • Games, puzzles, and brain teasers
    • Outdoor and beach toys
    • Plush toys

    Plus, The Store Next Door is an extension of the shop where shoppers can get delightful apparel and gifts for babies.

    Woodworks Gallery

    Offering traditional craftsmanship, Woodworks Gallery sells Amish polylumber furniture made by the Hostetler family. Alongside furniture that’s built to last and stand up to weather, the shop has handcrafted nautical and wood items from local and nationwide artisans — even some from Canadian artisans. Additionally, the gallery has some Fair Trade items.

    The Brewster Store

    Since 1866, The Brewster Store has been situated in the heart of the town, serving the community out of an 1852 two-story church building — that’s more than 150 years! Renovations have been completed over the years, but the sense of nostalgia that you get as you shop is still very much intact.

    Both floors of the store are stuffed with unique merchandise. Among the food and candy are saltwater taffy, penny candy, cranberry bog frogs, fudge, jellies and jams, and more. In the toys and games section, you can look through dolls and doll clothes, nostalgic board games, diecast military models and kits, marbles, and much more.

    Among the clothing, you’ll find store-themed and Cape Cod-themed hats, shirts, and sweaters, as well as other accessories. On top of that, the store sells books of all kinds, oil lamps and parts, and store-themed merchandise other than clothes.

    As you sift through everything, a Nickelodeon player-piano will fill the air with music. And if you want a treat while you’re here, grab a fresh coffee and a doughnut or other pastry to enjoy while relaxing on one of the store benches.

    Wisteria Antiques

    If you love antiques, then you’ll feel like you’re in paradise when you step into Wisteria Antiques. This mesmerizing shop is located in a sterling lavender Victorian mansion that used to be home to a sea captain.

    On the shelves, you’ll see crystal, costume jewelry, fluted stemware, Limoges porcelain, paperweights, perfume bottles, sparkling chandeliers, and more. Plus, it has an extensive collection of fine, hand-painted porcelain — the best in the nation — and vintage Venetian glass.

    With every nook and cranny filled with antique items, you’re sure to find something for yourself or a loved one.

    Great Cape Herbs

    Do you love balms, medicinal herbs, oils, teas, and tinctures? The best place to stock up on these products is Great Cape Herbs. Opened in 1967 as The College Yard Service, this shop has evolved over the years and is the oldest herbal apothecary on Cape Cod. Self-taught village herbalist Stephan Brown owns the shop and organic farm.

    Brewster Book Store

    For your next big read, browse the collection of Cape Cod books at the Brewster Book Store. This independent bookstore has been serving the community for more than four decades. Among the hardcover and paperback books, the shop has an extensive children’s section.

    The shelves at the Brewster Book Store are filled with more than books, though. They also display greeting cards, games, toys, and one-of-a-kind gifts. On top of that, the bookshop hosts book clubs, author signings, storytimes, and other events throughout the year.

    HandCraft House

    Supporting the American Craft community and representing more than 200 artists, HandCraft House has been offering a distinctive selection of high-quality American, handcrafted products since 1986.

    Its collection of functional and decorative crafts includes office items, home decor, lighting, and even apparel. You can even shop for handcrafted jewelry, handcrafted wood products, hand-blown glass, bath and kitchen items, paintings, pottery, and garden decorations, such as bird feeders, chimes, sculptures, and more.

    Dining Options While Shopping in Brewster MA

    When you need a bite to eat or a cup of coffee to keep you going between shops, you have several wonderful restaurants in Brewster to choose from. Here are a few of the best places near the aforementioned shops.

    Cafe Alfresco

    Located within Lemon Tree Village, Cafe Alfresco is the ideal place to grab some lunch while you’re shopping in Brewster MA. Choose from a variety of panini and specialty sandwiches, as well as smoothies, bowls, and salads. Consider trying a dish made with its famous Caprino’s Peppers — like the Calabrian panini and falafel wrap.

    The Brewster Scoop

    Just steps from The Brewster Store, The Brewster Scoop is an ice cream parlor that’s open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The shop serves over 30 flavors in addition to sugar-free flavors, frozen yogurt, sherbet, and sorbet. Plus, you can customize your chosen dessert with nearly a dozen toppings, and the menu features frappes, floats, and sundaes.


    A chic, boutique restaurant, Spinnaker specializes in making upscale seafood plates. The owners are influenced by the international cuisines that they have experienced during their world studies and travels, especially those in Italy.

    The menu changes regularly with locally available, seasonal ingredients to ensure that the dishes remain fresh. You can pair anything on the menu with the extensive selection of wine too. And with a soft ambiance, it’s an ideal spot for a romantic dinner.

    Brewster Fish House

    The Brewster Fish House, a seafood restaurant on Cape Cod, is renowned for its sophisticated takes on classic seafood dishes. Set in an enchanting cottage, this eatery is a popular destination for both locals and visitors, offering a unique dining experience with its impeccably fresh seafood and cozy ambiance.

    The chef’s creativity shines through in offerings like shrimp or clam linguini, halibut, and a variety of sandwiches, including a standout burger. The cold lobster roll is another crowd-pleaser, embodying the essence of Cape Cod’s seafood tradition. 

    Fare & Just Kitchen

    Whether you follow a vegan or gluten-free diet or you just want a healthy meal, the Fare & Just Kitchen is the place to go — especially if you’re at the Brewster Book Store, which is next door. This restaurant has a 100% gluten-free, peanut-free, and plant-based menu.

    Choose from salads, housemade soups, and hot entrees like the burger bowl and falafel bunny bowl. Everything is made with takeout in mind, so you can even keep shopping in Brewster MA while you eat. You can grab a housemade smoothie or specialty hot tea as well.

    The Kitchen Cafe

    Although its original location was Boston, the owners of The Kitchen Cafe decided to move to Brewster full-time because they love the charming community. The chef-inspired lunch menu is made with fresh, high-quality ingredients — from the salads to the sandwiches and wraps to the chicken tenders.

    Candleberry Inn Cape Cod Night

    Best Place to Stay for Shopping in Brewster MA

    Before and after your shopping spree in Brewster, you can get all the rest that you need at Candleberry Inn. Our historic inn offers thoughtfully decorated and designed rooms and suites, as well as luxurious amenities.

    Before your shopping adventure, you can indulge in (and fill up on) our homemade breakfast. You can even return to us in the afternoon for made-from-scratch sweet treats and a gourmet espresso, coffee, and tea service.

    Make a reservation at Candleberry Inn when you start planning your Cape Cod getaway!

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