Welcome to where it all came to life! Our Brewster cafe and roastery was built out during the summer of 2015 and was the culmination of many years of dreaming. Our intention was to keep the old barn-like character of Great Cape Herbs, or “The Herb Shop,” as it was/is commonly referred and to build a space that would flow together with the Herb Shop. In those days, Stephan Brown, occupied the entire building and sold espresso and brewed coffee along with his smattering of herbs, tinctures, plants, crystals, incense, much of which you can still buy there today. With that intention, we used 200 year-old reclaimed barn wood, scrap mahogany from local construction and other materials gathered from within the local area so that the local community would feel right at home….but with specialty coffee.
We prepare coffee via several methods, including espresso (from our VA Black Eagle machine), Aeropress, Chemex, pour-over, traditional brew, and cold-brew. We offer high-grade teas by MEM Teas, freshly squeezed citrus juices, and other delicious beverages. Our partners at The Bashful Tarte, Pain D’Avignon, and White Lion Bakery bake our delicious pastries and sweets, we source soups and salads from locally from The Optimal Kitchen, and we sell light snacks, such as yogurt, soups, energy bars and breads. View our sample menu here.
Snowy Owl Coffee House has become a central gathering space for our Lower Cape community and visitors alike. It’s a zone where people can connect to the art of craft-roasting and preparing coffee, view and purchase local art and gifts, and enjoy old and new music with our every changing, employee-curated Spotify lists. And they can do this while in the company of, kids, friends, family, and happily buzzing locals and strangers.