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

Sit back and recharge with a tasty cappuccino © Arhel de Sarra

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
  • Home-made cakes and snacks lovingly made by Sue
  • Sandwiches and baguettes freshly prepared daily
  • Chef's fantastic seasonal puds
  • Chef's home-made Quiches
What’s on today’s menu © National Trust

What’s on today’s menu

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.


Engine shed treats

Engine shed shop

Browse through our gift shop full of inspiring gifts and treats for all the family. We have a great red squirrel range, pocket money treats and sweets for the kids and lots of local Dorset goodies.


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.

Shop treats

  • Squirrel gifts
  • Pocket money treats
  • Brownsea branded gifts
  • Local cider
  • Biscuits galore
  • Cards
  • Dorset chutneys and sauces
  • Outdoor gear