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Cafe Sparrow

8042 Soquel Dr Ste A, Aptos, CA 95003-4085
(831) 688-6238
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Ranked #2 of 60 Restaurants in Aptos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
aptos
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The best restaurant in Aptos. Amazing food, great service. Great value for such a creative menu with a varied wine list.

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Copake
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have had several meals here both lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. The dishes are well presented and cooked just right. This is not a fancy city restaurant with white linen table cloths but more of a country experience with helpful, attractive staff and interesting dishes. Worth a visit!

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Santa Cruz, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a normal restaurant, if you are from San Francisco or New York, but rare for Santa Cruz. Since 1989, the owners have walked the fine line between uncompromising quality, and the ability to survive a difficult economy and limited client base in the immediate area. In southern Santa Cruz county, two restaurants stand out above all others, Cafe... More

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wATSONVILLE
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We arrived early Friday evening, and fortunately there had been a cancellation. (Thanks to everyone who takes the trouble to do this!!! You're building up great karma.) My wife's large tenderloin was cooked perfectly to her request, and was "the best I've ever had." My bouillabaisse was so tasty, and filled with sea food, properly cooked. It was a bit... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Went to Cafe Sparrow with two girlfriends and we had the most fantastic lunch! The decor, service, and food were all GREAT! We had the scallop appetizer (wow), ahi tuna sandwiches (the best we ever had!) with salad, and a curry chicken croissant. Everything was tasty and fresh!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I visited Cafe Sparrow for lunch recently with three other diners. Two of us are vegetarian and there were ample options for us to choose from. The meals were excellent with a beautiful presentation. I had the heirloom tomato salad with polenta which was exquisite. The wine list had good choices and the country French decor is charming. The only... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A perfect lunch spot if you like French country decor, Edith Piaf in the background, friendly waitstaff, and fantastically fresh salads. We had heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes with goat cheese, chicken, and lovely greens with balsamic vinaigrette: perfect! The wine list was ample and affordable. Do try the Santa Cruz coffee: flavorful and delicious.

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Santa Cruz, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Welcoming hostess, warm and friendly ambiance, excellent menu with many French/California seasonal cuisine options sourced from local farmers.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My favorite restaurant for special occasions - and I do live in Santa Cruz, which has a very vibrant restaurant scene. The place is small, you should make reservations, there are nightlhy 3 course specials well worth a try. The chef is known to visit every table to talk about food, life and friendship but best of all, we NEVER... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Walking in (a party of 4) without reservations, we thought we might experience a wait. However, a "reservation" had not shown so we were immediately seated in this little jewel of a restaurant. (NOTE: DO make reservations unless you don't mind sitting for a while on the outside bench!) Although I have enjoyed lunch at "Sparrow" many times, I had... More

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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
Cuisine: French

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