Hidden Gem: The Brown Jug


I typically only tell my most special family and friends about this favorite hidden gem on Cape Cod. I can’t keep it a secret anymore! The Brown Jug has been my one of my favorite cafés and gourmet grocery on the Cape for the past 3 years. My husband and I discovered it on a drive through historical Main Street, Sandwich one spring. We wanted a quick bite to eat and decided to stop in. It was a Saturday afternoon and local musician Greg Harper was playing some acoustic loveliness and the owners were serving wine for a tasting, as they do every Saturday. This little gourmet grocery and eatery is charming and takes me right back to sitting at a café in Europe, especially the beautiful outdoor patio.


Wesleigh and I popped into the shop last week and I am SO glad we did! After chatting with the owner, Michael, I discovered that they are now open at 7am serving delicious muffins, pastries and a coffee station, which is new this year. I also picked out a few French cheeses and jams for an afternoon cheese platter, which was delicious (I highly recommend their Raclette)!


The Brown Jug is such a feast for the eyes and stomach. Plus, they will start serving wood-fired this June! Pizza will become part of the regular menu, and include specialty pizzas, kid-friendly options, and customize your own! In mid-June the store hours will be extended to 8pm so customers can call for a pizza pick-up, grab a bottle of wine – one stop shopping – and head home.

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Cape Cod native Desiree shares her favorite spots, style tips, and her perspective on life with little ones. Catch up with Desiree on her blog, La Petite Peach, as well as on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram. Find more posts by Desiree here!

Image Credit: Rebecca Hansen, First Mate Photo


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