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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
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Yummy, yummy!

Delicious, well rounded and presented food. Crab cakes some of the best ever had and the squash blossom frittata at lunch today was up there as the best ever. Great service, nicely paced and in comfortable surroundings.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Rea N
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Oakland, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Oakland, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Delicious, well rounded and presented food. Crab cakes some of the best ever had and the squash blossom frittata at lunch today was up there as the best ever. Great service, nicely paced and in comfortable surroundings.

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Aptos, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Good atmosphere, unhurried but timely course serving, convivial surroundings. Cuisine of good standard and variety of choice as are the wines. Close seating adds to atmosphere as does open kitchen cooking. Reservations usually needed over weekend.

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Southern California
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Such a lovely place - inviting interior, fabulous menu, wonderful food. Mmm. Wish it were in my backyard! The food was perfectly-prepared and so tasty. The decor was warm and inviting. Beverage service was great - nice variety of wines and terrific coffee. And our server was helpful and accommodating. Excellent choice!!

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Aptos, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Cafe Sparrow is a great place to meet friends. The food is consistently good and the service is usually good as well. It's a bit too girly for some of my male friends, but if they can ignore the decor, they'll enjoy the food. Great for lunch or dinner.

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foothills..ca.
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203 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great little cafe. Tad slow, dont be in a hurrry. Fresh food on the way. Had some decent ahi. On a bed of lettuce. Crab cakes...cute atmosphere!

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aptos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Thais place is always a delight. Service is good, selection the best, quality always outstanding. Try the fondue......it is great

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The Villages, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We are an East Coast people who were visiting a local who suggested Cafe Sparrow. We were glad he did as the food and service were excellent!! The decor is cute and the servers are very friendly and helpfull. I had Venison (a special) with a sauce from another menu item that they accommodated quite nicely. We could see into... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Three of us here on business. Checked out TripAdvisor -- again wasn't steered wrong. This place is fabulous. Quaint decor. Helpful friendly service. Good food. To-die-for desserts. It was also fun having a chat with our (very close) next table dining party over what we had ordered and what they should order. If our schedule had permitted it, we would... More 

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Aptos, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of the most consistently good places to eat on the coast! The servers are so friendly and helpful. The lab dishes are to die for!!!!!

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Soquel, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 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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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, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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?