Old Town Novato; Discover Unique Toys, Gifts, Antiques and Restaurants
Looking for a unique gift - Old Town Novato offers a treasure trove of gifts and ideas. This quaint business district is filled with specialty stores:
Morris & Company - This enchanting gift store is magic the minute you walk in. It carries a line of Vietri, hand-painted wine glasses, imported Christmas ornaments, baby gifts, jewelry and so much more. The owners, Jan & Austin, know the inventory and are always happy to help you find the right gift - and they have complimentary gift wrapping.
Five Little Monkeys - When you are looking for quality toys, games, costumes (what child doesn't appreciate a good costume) and children's craft projects, this is the shop. It is jammed packed with hard-to-find merchandise from such companies as: Blue Orange, International Playthings, Manhattan Toys, Lego and Melissa & Doug. It is family-owned, the staff has wonderful suggestions and complimentary gift wrapping.
Alice Becker - Who knew - this boutique offers incredibly beautiful and contemporary fashion - clothes for that special occasion or for every day. With a lovely array of accessories, the knowledgeable staff can outfit you completely.
Bicycles - Old Town is blessed with TWO wonderful bike shops. Old Town Sports which offers a wide variety of both bicycle and ski equipment and Bicycle Brustop whose focus is just bicycle - mountain and road. Make it a point to visit both, they are within a block's walk of one another.
Grazie - Shopping is hard work and how better to reward yourself than with a delicious meal? Visit Grazie, it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The omelets are yummy and for lunch try either the Greek Salad or a variety of Paninis.
Dr. Insomniac's - Unique to Novato, this coffee house is the perfect place to meet a friend before you tour Grant Avenue or catch your breath with your packages. Dr. I's is known for its delicious coffee and its "Scruffins" - a unique combination of a scone and a muffin.
Powell's Sweet Shoppe - Have a craving for chocolate, ice cream, some old fashioned candies such as Big Hunks and Mars Bars - this candy emporium is perfect for browsing and finding just the perfect sweet delectable for you.
Sentimental Journey - This antique collective offers everything from delicate teacups to antique furniture and linens. The inventory is constantly being updated and if you are looking for that special present - perhaps heritage jewelry, Depression glass or a gramophone make it a point to saunter in.
Avenue Salon - Right in the heart of Old Town you will find a three incredibly talented hairstylists, Maureen, Cindy and Samantha, who will work their magic with your hair - men and women. Upstairs is Aesthetics by Clarice, the perfect place to book an appointment for a relaxing facial.
There are so many more delightful shops that it will be worth your time to go one stop further north on 101 to DeLong from Vintage Oaks.