The mini-mall of quaint cafes, shops, and businesses is a must-see for any visit to Cambria
Calling all garden lovers! Shops at The Garden Shed on Main Street in Cambria is full of an ever-changing inventory where visitors can find flowers, fountains, decorations, pottery, gifts, and other garden and home accessories. Take a relaxing stroll through the back patio and explore the several great little shops where guests can find exotic succulents, women’s clothing, and home decor.
There are many opportunities to delight in the many gifts and unique items and see fun displays filled with great collections. Something sweet is hidden around every corner! The Shops At The Garden Shed include six businesses: Cambria Garden Shed, Lily’s Coffee House, Cayucos Cellars, Ocean Heir, Simplistic Home, and Grow.
Cambria is the not-so-secret spot to go for an unforgettably mellow vacation. It is a small town where the locals are quite friendly and you’ll notice that people tend to wave and smile at each other, welcoming visitors with open arms. Visitors can enjoy a day at the beach discovering tide pools, moonstone hunting, and hiking trails, or seek out the many wonderful shops, galleries and cafes. Guests love to stay at the many unique hotels, eat at tasty, highly-rated restaurants, and decompress among the beautiful outdoor spaces.
This quaint downtown village of shops, galleries, and cafes is full of artists and the small community feel is unlike anywhere else in California. Amidst checking out all of the gorgeous scenery, beaches, and elephant seals, visitors to Cambria love to browse The Shops at the Garden Shed located along “Midtown Cambria” on Main Street. Customers walking in can stop by the Lilys coffee shop, and enter into the Garden Shed to browse, and then walk out the back to Cayucos Cellars and have a glass of Central Coast wine.
The Garden Shed is located inside of an old creamery building, which was opened in the early 1890s. At one point, it served as the town hall, and also as a garage. Nowadays, the Garden Shed is known for its emphasis on outdoor living, and also as a place to pause and slow down.
Before starting Cambria Garden Shed, owners Ashley and Lucky Gracey had backgrounds in retail and landscaping. In 1998, the couple opened The Shed, fulfilling their dreams of sharing the outdoors together every day. “Our aim has always been to keep the loveliness of nature and gardens in our shop space. We love the ideal weather of the Central Coast, and abundance of songbirds, deer, and wildlife found in this area,” said Ashley.
Cambria Garden Shed has offered Cambrians unique finds for the past 20 years, with merchandise found nowhere else on the coast. They carry new and vintage pieces for the garden and home. Displays are created on old farm tables and cupboards, and visitors will find rustic farmhouse decor around every corner. The owners have an eye for high-quality goods, such as leather gloves for gardening, hand tools from Holland, and lotions that will heal dry hands. Cambria Garden Shed always has an abundance of one of a kind pottery, great fountains and a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Customers can browse 6,000 square feet of merchandise from aprons to books, to lotion and indoor plants. The shop has inspirational pieces for everyone, and staff is ready to help find that special something. Customers can find pleasure while listening to local guitarists and musicians who stop in regularly to perform. Cambria Garden Shed is the perfect place to take a break from life, relax, and socialize while enjoying a little inspiration.
The Shops at the Garden Shed are located at 2024 Main St. in Cambria. Hours are 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 7 days a week. For more information, call (805) 927-7654 or visit www.cambriagardenshed.com.
– Cassandra Frey