We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hot Chocolate Sparrow

Certificate of Excellence
$
Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
5 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653
+1 508-240-2230
Website
Today
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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."
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 296 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 156
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 26
    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
Coffee and Chocolates

This shop is a great stop while in Orleans. Watch them make candy on site and they have a good candy and coffee selection. The Contractors Blend was a good dark roast that my friends enjoyed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Diane S
,
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
Add Photo

296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Level Contributor
57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This shop is a great stop while in Orleans. Watch them make candy on site and they have a good candy and coffee selection. The Contractors Blend was a good dark roast that my friends enjoyed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brewster, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The Hot Chocolate Sparrow is one of those iconic places in Orleans that all the local know about and the tourists quickly learn. The selection of brewed goodness of coffees and teas is most delightful and paired with a wonderful choices of sheer decadence to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth. It remains consistently wonderful no matter the time of day, day... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pickering Ont.
Level Contributor
148 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It's always a stop for us when in Orleans. My one indulgent is to buy a box of the chocolate mints every time we visit the Cape. The best ever. We usually stop by the end of the day and sit out on the porch with our hot chocolate and watch the world go by. My new favourite is the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

No visit to Orleans would be complete without a stop at the hot chocolate sparrow. Awesome coffee, great specialty drinks, great food and unbelievable chocolate. Late nights, breakfast, midday, early-morning wake up coffee it's the place!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Torquay, Australia
Level Contributor
69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Here is a great place to get your expresso coffee drinks. Staff are very helpful and listen to what you want. For a coffee addict this is important. I asked for my latte in a glass rather than a disposable cup and they did it. Returning the next day to have another good coffee as soon as I mentioned glass... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harwich, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is one of the best Chocolate havens you will ever go to. Every kind of treat, coffee's, teas, delicious sandwiches, and fabulous pastries. In Orleans, on the bike trail, nice parking lot and shops all around. Must stop..

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

We have been here many times, no trip to The Cape was complete without going to the Chocolate Sparrow. Today we ordered 2 scoop hot fudge sundaes to go and when we ate them realized they were definitely not 2 scoops. There was a smaller dish placed in the larger container. We had ordered a 2 scoop dish of ice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
John L, Owner at Hot Chocolate Sparrow, responded to this review

Sorry for that mixup! Please next time ask for the manager or the owner and we will correct this immediately. Thanks! More 

Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

During a roundtrip 26 mile ride on the Cape Cod Rail Trail, my family stopped for ice cream and bakery items. Everything was REALLY delicious. Unfortunately since we were on bikes - we couldn't take away anything more. The shop / restaurant is filled with goodies - including specialty candies, large selection of baked goods, sandwiches and salads, and of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peekskill, New York
Level Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Very disappointed by a recent visit. Normally, one of my favorite places but I was disappointed this time. I had an iced White Chocolate Hot Chocolate, while my 2 other friends had frozen cappuccino. Their cappuccino were done in less than 5 minutes. I waited 10 minutes & was told that it was because they were busy. This was not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
John L, Owner at Hot Chocolate Sparrow, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear about your negative experience during your last visit. Long wait times are frustrating for me to hear as well, especially when it isn't busy. The next time you drop by ask for an owner and I will make sure we make up for this! More 

ORLEANS
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

CS does a great job on chocolate and Coffe but expect to pay tourist prices. For all the show, the tea never tastes like it's tea but rather a very weak version. I've tried a few bakery goods and they have never tasted fresh. The egg sandwiches are microwaved so they don't have much flavor. My family really likes the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Hot Chocolate Sparrow also viewed

 

Been to Hot Chocolate Sparrow? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hot Chocolate Sparrow

Address: 5 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653
Phone Number: +1 508-240-2230
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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 5
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hot Chocolate Sparrow staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?