Eating & shopping

A unique eating and shopping experience

Villano café seasonal treats

 © Rika Gordon

Explore a unique culinary experience with us. Our friendly and helpful staff are here to help and welcome you. Enjoy our deliciously home-made seasonal dishes, while taking in the stunning views of the harbour from the Villano Café. Or why not cool down with one of the deliciously local Purbeck ice creams we sell.

Coffee bar

Coffee and friends a great combination © Arnhek de Serra

Lunch or munch. Our coffee bar is the perfect place to create your own picnics. With our selection of sandwiches, cakes, snacks and drinks. Hot and cold food and drinks are available to take away. Or why not cool down with our locally made and delicious Purbeck ice creams

Edible delights

  • Seasonal hot and cold lunches
  • Homemade cakes and snacks lovingly made by Sue
  • Sandwiches freshly prepared daily
  • Chef's fantastic seasonal puds
  • Chef's homemade quiches and soups
  • Why not use our new contactless payment process when you get to the till
  • Please bear in mind our shop and cafe can get busy at peak times. You may want to plan your visit and come and see us when we're quieter
Local fresh produce used at Brownsea © National Trust Images

Local fresh produce used at Brownsea

Villano café goes seasonal

Eat local. We are supplied by our area's best food producers and where possible fresh seasonal ingredients, meat, fish and vegetables are used. 

Island bookshop

You’ll find a variety of titles in our second hand bookshop

Browse the hundreds of titles in our second hand bookshop, which is located in the Engine shed shop. Relax and recline in one our comfy chairs while you look through some of the classic titles we stock. Second hand book donations are always welcomed.

Engine shed shop

Browse for great gifts in the engine shedshop

Browse through our gift shop which is brimming with inspiring gifts for all the family. We have a great red squirrel range, pocket money treats and sweets for the kids along with loads of local Dorset goodies.

Shop treats

  • Squirrel gifts
  • Pocket money treats
  • Brownsea branded gifts
  • Local cider and Brownsea beer
  • Biscuits galore
  • Cards for all occasions
  • Dorset chutneys and sauces
  • Brownsea branded clothing
  • Why not use contactless payment for items costing up to £20