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Cafe Sparrow

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8042 Soquel Dr Ste A, Aptos, CA 95003-4085
(831) 688-6238
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent!

We've been here a number of times and it is always excellent. I stopped in with a friend last weekend and had the sole that was a special. It was fantastic. I also really love the atmosphere.. So warm and inviting. I highly recommend this restaurant!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
linnyswan
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Soquel, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Soquel, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've been here a number of times and it is always excellent. I stopped in with a friend last weekend and had the sole that was a special. It was fantastic. I also really love the atmosphere.. So warm and inviting. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Café Sparrow is always one of our favorite restaurants. The service is great, menu is good, and we always have a great experience.

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Aptos, California
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ive been going to Sparrow for years. Very good food in a small, charming restaurant. Great staff, and very consistent. We've also done their new years dinner for the last 4 or 5 years. Also great.

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Rochester NY, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

What a great little place to dine alone or with friends. The simple ambiance, pleasant wait staff and owner attention was only topped by the wonderful fare. The dishes are extremely delectable and there is a wide variety from seafood to hoof food and some things in between. Presentation matches the dishes prepared. We liked it so much we returned... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

If you enjoy a lovely ambience, delicious food, and quality service that is attentive without being intrusive then Cafe Sparrow is the place for you. The menu and decor compliment each other beautifully, country french is an accurate description of the food. each course was outstanding, starting with the seared scallops and polenta appetizer that we shared. Friends have told... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I had too much expectation when i decided to dine in this restaurant, It is ok not a place to take children .Food was good I feel it was not worth the money we paid.

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Auburn CA
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I am only reviewing this for breakfast as I have not tried lunch or dinner here. I have heard many good things about this restaurant but I must say I was not impressed. the seafood omelette was tasty but the bill at over $20 per person for breakfast was a little much for what you get. I can think many... More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I walked in right off my road trip--wind blown and alone. The staff welcomed me with smiles. Such a charming cafe. The food was excellent and reasonably priced.

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Pacific Grove, California
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252 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Of course there are other places to eat in Aptos, but this one is by far the best. If you're from out of town, as we were, you'll have to keep an eye out, because the sign is a bit confusing, the way the two words are spelled out. We drove by it, turned around and happily found it just... More 

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Scotts Valley, California
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Have eaten here many times, mostly for brunch or lunch, once for dinner. It's an odd little place on 2 slanted levels, with a

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Additional Information about Cafe Sparrow

Address: 8042 Soquel Dr Ste A, Aptos, CA 95003-4085
Phone Number: (831) 688-6238
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8042 Soquel Dr Ste A, Aptos, CA 95003-4085
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: (831) 688-6238

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?