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Hot Chocolate Sparrow

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Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakery
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5 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653
+1 508-240-2230
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: With the love of chocolate and a loan, we started The Chocolate Sparrow, a...
With the love of chocolate and a loan, we started The Chocolate Sparrow, a simple candy shop, in 1989 in North Eastham. Gradually we learned the art of making fine chocolate and the business of selling it. In 1991 we opened a summer shop in Wellfleet. Two years later in Orleans, we opened The Hot Chocolate Sparrow, a cafe complete with coffee from around the world, desserts of every indulgence, and our own hand-dipped chocolates. Here we could offer specialty coffee drinks in a sophisticated but welcoming atmosphere. We have grown into a local institution, open early morning to late night, every day of the year except Christmas. We created a place where people can connect. Our cafe is recognized Cape-wide, our chocolate is sent all over the country, and our coffee, desserts, and fudge have been voted #1 numerous times in various local surveys. No wonder we are recognized as "The Best on the Lower Cape."
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Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 147
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent selection

Great spot for goodies with a huge selection.Homemade candies are outstanding as well as the pastries,with a huge coffee selection. Prices are fair with a friendly helpful staff. They do get packed with the tourist crowd,but things move right along.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
WILLIAM G
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Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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281 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Great spot for goodies with a huge selection.Homemade candies are outstanding as well as the pastries,with a huge coffee selection. Prices are fair with a friendly helpful staff. They do get packed with the tourist crowd,but things move right along.

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Portage, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stopped in this local hangout on a whim. Not only were the chocolates delicious but the iced hot chocolate was out of this world. I don't know if it's always that busy on a weekday or if that was out of the ordinary but I highly recommend the place.They serve sandwiches, coffee, coffee drinks and have a counter stuffed... More 

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Utica, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I was there in July 2013 but the calendar didn't go back that far. Great place for some hot chocolate and delicious pastries. Don't pass up the opportunity to stop in and grab something to eat. You won't be disappointed.

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Acton and Wellfleet, MA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love their coffee drinks and all the chocolate choices! Also really good soups and paninis. A dependable choice in Orleans.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Hot Chocolate Sparrow does every chocolate fix imaginable with exquisite care. Hot chocolate? Tastes like Paris. Sacher torte? Like Vienna. And their handmade chocolates taste like LOVE at Valentines Day, and Easter Magic from the Bunny himself.

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Albany, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Discovered this place on a rainy day, and have loved it ever since. The coffee is amazing and the baked goods are decadent. Have a hot chocolate sparrow. You won't regret it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Affectionately known as "The Sparrow," this is my favorite place in Orleans to get coffee. They have at least eight self-serve canisters available at all times: from mild city roasts to dark and robust Vietnamese beans, the Sparrow family blows Dunkin's away. Hopping year-round, I've been to The Sparrow for sandwiches, ice cream, restaurant-quality desserts, and breakfast pastries. Of course,... More 

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Desserts to keep you up all night! Great coffee, cakes, pies and CHOCOLATE! Go in and enjoy free wifi, local news great coffee.

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Orleans, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Quaint place to catch up with friends over a delicious coffee or one of their many other hot and cold offerings

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hot Chocolate Sparrow has yummy pastries and hot chocolate to die for! I have to control myself and not go there too often or I would surely double in size.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-240-2230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget

Description

With the love of chocolate and a loan, we started The Chocolate Sparrow, a simple candy shop, in 1989 in North Eastham. Gradually we learned the art of making fine chocolate and the business of selling it. In 1991 we opened a summer shop in Wellfleet. Two years later in Orleans, we opened The Hot Chocolate Sparrow, a cafe complete with coffee from around the world, desserts of every indulgence, and our own hand-dipped chocolates. Here we could offer specialty coffee drinks in a sophisticated but welcoming atmosphere. We have grown into a local institution, open early morning to late night, every day of the year except Christmas. We created a place where people can connect. Our cafe is recognized Cape-wide, our chocolate is sent all over the country, and our coffee, desserts, and fudge have been voted #1 numerous times in various local surveys. No wonder we are recognized as "The Best on the Lower Cape."
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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