Where to Shop, Dine and Unwind in Malvern
This Chester County town boasts beautiful countryside scenes, delicious dining, and one-of-a-kind shops.
The Wharton Esherick Museum in Malvern. Wikimedia Commons//Ben Yanis
Known for its bucolic stretches of countryside and horse farms, Malvern also boasts a thriving cultural and dining scene.
9:30 a.m. – Grab breakfast at the Malvern Buttery
Sip on carefully curated—and extremely Instagrammable—coffees or teas paired with house made breads, pastries, and light, healthy breakfast options at this Malvern gem. The community-centric feel and warm atmosphere make for a cozy spot to ease into your morning.
233 E. King St., Malvern, (610) 296-2534.
10:30 a.m. – Get outdoors at the George Lorimer Nature Preserve
Take a walk through this peaceful nature preserve, which offers scenic views of forests, flower meadows, and streams.
1379-1539 N. Valley Road, Malvern, (610) 647-5380.
11:30 a.m. – Pamper yourself at Grazia Spa
Choose from facial treatments, massages, and more to rejuvenate and relax. Try a Swedish or deep tissue massage, or try airbrush tanning for a gentle glow.
312 E. King St., Malvern, (610) 644-4122.
12:30 p.m. – Have lunch at Christopher’s
This local favorite prides itself on serving “a little bit of everything,” and its extensive American-style menu lives up to that claim. From quesadillas to homemade meatballs to seafood, Christopher’s offers something for everyone.
335 E. King St., Malvern, (484) 568-4127.
2:00 p.m. – Explore the Wharton Esherick Museum
The Wharton Esherick Museum was the home and studio of rewnoned wood sculpting artist, Wharton Esherick. Admire his amazing works while learning more about his life. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
1520 Horse Shoe Trail, Malvern, (610) 644-5822.
3:30 p.m. – Browse Terra Culture Gifts
Peruse artisan-made like candles, pottery pieces, gardening décor, accessories, wall art, clocks, and more at Terra Culture Gifts. Looking for a special item to make that one room in your house feel more complete? This shop’s unique, decorative items won’t disappoint.
233 E. King St., Suite 109, Malvern, (610) 647-4180.
4:15 p.m. – Shop for a new outfit at Gingy’s
Spoil yourself, or the woman in your life, with a cute new outfit from this boutique. Find bold color and patterned dresses and tops, on-trend jewelry and home décor.
2 E. King St., Malvern, (610) 644-0200.
5:30 p.m. – Have early dinner at Twenty9 Restaurant and Bar
Nosh on Sicilian wings made with lemon garlic rosemary, Maryland jumbo lump crab cakes, and more at Twenty9, which offers a variety of cuisine in a chic atmosphere.
16 Great Valley Parkway, Malvern, (610) 251-9229.
7:30 p.m. – See a show at People’s Light and Theatre Company
This professional, not-for-profit theater performs high-quality shows throughout the year like Our Town and Sweat. Be sure to check out one of their signature panto shows for an extra entertaining experience. Most weekday shows start at 7:30 or 8 p.m., while some weekend shows offer matinee viewing at 2 p.m.
39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, (610) 644-3500.