Sometimes you just need to have a girls day out, but that doesn’t have to mean making a trek to the nearest mall. Chances are, there are great local stores and eateries right in your hometown where you can have a fun-filled day of exploration with friends.
Despite its small size, Downtown Brooksville has a number of shops and restaurants, some of which have been around for over 20 years. Peruse the shops, grab lunch or tea, and have a wonderful girls day out in Downtown Brooksville!
Shops in Downtown Brooksville
Locals have flocked to Patricia’s Boutique for wedding and prom dresses for over 25 years, but the boutique also sells high-quality clothing, shoes, and accessories you can wear every day.
Bypass the large craft stores and go straight to House of Passage in Downtown Brooksville to find beautiful home decor with character as well as jewelry, bath and body products, and gourmet gifts.
“For the Artsy Type” as their motto, Young & Co. sells home decor, clothing, gifts, and bath and body products made by creative local artisans. Shop owner Jamie Young says, “If you’re looking for a unique gift for the artsy type (or something different for yourself), we have just the thing! Our locally-made vegan soaps, sugar scrubs, candles, bath bombs, and cool T-shirts are among our customers’ favorites.”
Local artisans frequently bring in new products, so stop by Young & Co. now and then to see what’s new and visit their website fortheartsytype.com. They also ship anywhere in the U.S. and Canada, so you can send unique gifts to your friends no matter where they live. Whatever your style, something will definitely call your name here on your girls’ day out in Downtown Brooksville.
Photo courtesy of Carson Young of Young & Co.
If you’re on a low budget but love high fashion, Shop-n-Swap has gently-used designer and vintage clothing on consignment. The shop has also partnered with local artists to display and sell their artwork, so you can find unique home decor there as well.
Located inside the historic Hawkins House, Westover’s has provided gorgeous home decor, cute gifts, and beautiful floral arrangements in Downtown Brooksville for over 30 years. Their flowers are perfect for any occasion, and Westover’s does arrangements and bouquets for weddings as well!
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After walking through Westover’s, you’ll find The Pearl Porch, a chic boutique with trendy clothing, jewelry, and accessories you’ll “oo” and “awe” over.
After being closed for six years, this popular landmark in Downtown Brooksville is open again for you and your gal pals to peruse year-round for Christmas items, home decor, and collectables. Rogers Christmas House Village once spanned six houses, but the shop is now conveniently located in one house and still filled with all of the festive decor you can imagine. Pop in from time to time because they change their displays and offerings each season.
Occupying another house in Rogers Christmas Village, The Wired Bird sells one-of-a-kind creations for you and your home including home decor, gifts, clothing, and jewelry as well as vintage items and gifts.
Restaurants in Downtown Brooksville
The Tilted Tea Cup Tea Room & Boutique is perfect for a girls day out with their charming locale, delectable menu, and friendly, prompt service. Owner John Gans says, “We offer an ‘uplifting dining experience’ in an unhurried atmosphere with four dining rooms to choose from, each uniquely decorated. Our largest dining room, the ‘Secret Garden Room,’ accommodates 34 guests comfortably, making it perfect for women’s groups, bridal and baby showers, and tour groups.”
The tea room serves hot and iced tea as well as fresh-baked scones, quiche, sandwiches, and desserts. The Tilted Tea Cup Tea Room also has a full lunch menu in case you brought your appetite to tea; if you’re not sure where to begin, we suggest trying their signature Curry Chicken Salad or Lemon Blueberry Chicken Salad if it’s in season. All of the food is prepared onsite by John’s wife, Aimee, and her Lemon Blueberry Chicken Salad recipe is published in TeaTime Magazine’s recipe book, Tea & Savories. After enjoying tea with your friends, look around the boutique for loose-leaf teas, tea accessories, jewelry, and gifts to take home.
Located in the historic Hawkins House along with Westover’s and The Pearl Porch, Mallie Kyla’s is a cozy cafe with a quaint atmosphere and menu of delectable soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts.
For nearly 30 years, Main Street Eatery has been serving lunchtime favorites including homemade soups, salads, deli-style sandwiches, and desserts. The eatery is an especially good choice for those with dietary restrictions as most of their meats are 98% fat-free and all of their entrees are perfectly-portioned.
Open for brunch and lunch (and sometimes dinner), Rising Sun Bistro and Market is a great stop any time of day with soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and flatbreads. They also serve wine, beer, and cocktails like mimosas and sangrias to further unwind after an afternoon of shopping.
Looking for a light bite? Head over to Mountaineer Coffee for your favorite caffeinated beverage whether it’s plain coffee or a fancy latte along with one of their delicious baked goods. We recommend their homemade pop tarts; crispy and savory-sweet, their pop tarts come in a variety of flavors including apple, brown sugar cinnamon, and Nutella.
Stroll around Downtown Brooksville and check out these local shops and restaurants on your next girls day out!
Cover photo courtesy of The Tilted Tea Cup Tea Room & Boutique