Cape Homemade Chocolate, Fudge, Gelato

Cape Cod Best Chocolate, Fresh Brewed Coffee - Homemade Gelato
The Purple Feather

Cafe Hours:
Open Daily 11 AM till 9 PM
Friday & Saturday till 12 AM

Gelato Desserts Chocolate Lunch Provincetown
The Purple Feather Store Front in Provincetown MA
The Purple Feather is a blend of flashy European style and 25 years of home town country chocolate making.

Located just east of the center of Provincetown, in an area bustling with galleries, shops and people, the Purple Feather is the perfect place to stop in for a pick me up when exploring this diverse and interesting town. Before you even walk through the front door of the Purple Feather, you're hit by the delicious aroma of chocolate, slightly accented by fresh brewed coffee. Once inside, the first thing you'll see is the selection of home made gelato and fudge, followed quickly by the expansive dessert and chocolate cases. As you walk toward the back of the cafe, if it is lunch time, you may also smell the scent of melted cheese and grilling paninis. Once you've ordered, you can sit at any of the half dozen cafe tables, or settle in for some Provincetown people watching in the front window seats. Nothing beats watching the crowds mill pass while you take a break from the hot summer sun for an iced coffee or cup of gelato. If you're planning a trip to Provincetown, please stop in for a visit and a free sample of our home made chocolate, fudge, or gelato. Before you go, don't forget to look in the big picture window, up the ally beside the cafe, where you can see Ann and her assistants hard at work in the candy kitchen.

Ann and Peter

It all started when Ann Okun became disturbed by the ingredients in the Easter candy given to her two young children. She made it her mission to make some Easter candy she could be proud to feed to her children, and soon she was making chocolate pops for everyone in her family. Then Ann and her husband Peter decided to sell the chocolate pops at a dairy near their home in Dracut, MA. They dropped the chocolate pops off and drove the 10 minutes back to their family farm, only to find a message on their machine: "The chocolates are all sold out, please bring more."

Peter and Ann were in the process of transforming their farm into a horticulture and Christmas tree farm, and they decided to add a chocolate and gift store into the mix. Thus, Broken Wheel Farm was born. For 18 years Broken Wheel Farm blossomed with flowers, chocolates, and trees.

The Okuns first thought to open a gourmet chocolate shop in beautiful Provincetown, MA after a family vacation there. It was a bittersweet first season: their shop in Provincetown was a huge success, but in order to make it work Ann spent four months living in Dracut, running Broken Wheel Farm and making chocolate, while Peter lived in Provincetown alone, running the new shop. Every Friday they would meet at the halfway point in Hyannis for a chocolate delivery and a date night.

The Purple Feather Candy Kitchen

After that first season they took a leap of faith, packed their mini van, and moved to Provincetown full time. Now the Purple Feather is in its seventh season, and its fifth year in its second, larger location, and is still going strong. The Okuns continue their tradition of hand made chocolates and confections, but have expanded their line to include lunch, home made gelato, a decadent dessert case, and elegant European style Belgian chocolates.

As year round residents, owners Peter and Ann Okun make a point of staying involved in the Provincetown community. Furple, The Purple Feather Bear, who greats pedestrians from the Purple Feather's front stairs, frequently dresses in costumes pertaining to local events, like the Annual Swim for Life. For the 2011 chocolate festival in April, the Okuns brought businesses in Provincetown together with their first ever Great Provincetown Easter Egg Hunt. This summer, the Purple Feather participated in the Cape and Islands Ice Cream Fest to benefit the United Way and donated to many local and far reaching charities.

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The Purple Feather           334 Commercial St. Provincetown MA 02657           (508) 487-9100

Nate Okun Design (2011)