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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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Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Long time staple of Aptos

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Scotts Valley, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Scotts Valley, California
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

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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Kihei, HI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Cafe Sparrow still has the charm, great service and delicious food that we remembered from years ago when we lived in the area!

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Santa Barbara, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We visited our daughter in the Santa Cruz area and asked her to make dinner reservations for the three of us. We met at the restaurant. Pat and I each had the New Zealand Venison, which was a special and our daughter had steak risotto. The venison was cooked perfectly for each of us and acompanied by a nice selection... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Extraordinary variety of salads in a quaint setting, a bit for grannie with paper embroidery mats, an excellent wine list, we went with great grannie and the meal never failed from an hors d'oeuvre of roasted garlic and chutney, to delicious plates, mine a grilled tuna with salad (after all this is California salad master state), and this is not... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cafe Sparrow is the best restaurant for miles around! -- the menu is inventive and the food is excellent -- the rack of lamb is a personal favorite! -- and there's a good, reasonably-priced wine list. The service is first class and very friendly -- if you have any special requests for food or tables, just let them know. It's... More 

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Aptos, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in the region. Never had a bad meal, the menu is fun and consistent, and the ambience is romantic and top star. I often recommend "the Sparrow" to people visiting from out of town.

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Salinas, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I have been to the Café Sparrow many times and just wanted to share with everyone this great place. Service is really good, let them know if you are in a hurry. But don't be go when you can enjoy and have fun. The food is great and the Chef makes every plate a masterpiece when placed in front of... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Went here with my kids and their boyfriends. The table was beautiful. The specials board was filled with yummy sounding entrees, and so was the menu. It was hard to make a choice! So we all chose a different entree so we could each have a bite! I had the Bouillabaisse, other entrees on the table were the rack of... More 

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aptos
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Shared a meal here with my niece. I had the Venison. It was fabulous. Really want to try the brunch!

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Santa Clara, California
Top Contributor
241 reviews 241 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We had a very tasty appetizer - Fromage...see pic! YUMMY! Melted Brie cheese on bread. (See pic) I had potatoes with garlic and sautéed spinach. (See pic). I loved it! The tuna was supposedly very good as well. My Husband liked his mushroom risotto Would definitely go back again soon! It's pretty pricey as well...but to me worth it.

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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?