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Hot Chocolate Sparrow

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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 - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, 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."
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Satisfy Your Chocolate Craving!

We stopped at the Chocolate Sparrow for dessert after dinner. There was a short line at the outside ice cream counter so we went inside. Good choice! there was no wait for the delicious ice cream and we bought chocolate bark with cranberry and nuts for later. Yummy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
JimKathy2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped at the Chocolate Sparrow for dessert after dinner. There was a short line at the outside ice cream counter so we went inside. Good choice! there was no wait for the delicious ice cream and we bought chocolate bark with cranberry and nuts for later. Yummy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent coffee and ice cream. We love their cold drinks in the summer! Convenient location in Orleans center close to the bike trail. Gets very busy but the line moves fast.

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nice little place for a sweet treat. The portions are on the small side, though. I had the coffee oreo in a sugar cone. Nice flavor. They have a small seating area outside, and an attached store which we did not visit.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Small gem featuring a good variety of coffee and chocolate drinks and candy and pastries! Been going to the Cape for years and read about this but never tried it. Then one night after an early dinner, every in had a craving for just a little something sweet but didn't want to have to sit down in another restaurant or... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you have a sweet tooth, Hot Chocolate Sparrow is your place. Excellent ice cream, multiple varieties of pastries, sweet drinks, coffees, and an infinite array of candies. What's not to like? Service is fast and the tables are usually sufficient for the crowd. Orleans has several fine ice cream cafes--- I think this one is the best!

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North Branford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great location Nice variety of coffee Many many chocolate treats Recommended by wait staff at the Land Ho Found hard to find "fire Balls"

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great place for breakfast or a light lunch. Awesome pastries and of course chocolates to take home for later. Not much seating but the turnover is quick and if it is an ice cream you are after there are some benches outside.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I AM IN LOVE with their coffee! It is much richer and bolder than your average coffee. Even the decaf is as bold as the regular coffee. This place is a bit of a "zoo" in the morning, but staff are friendly and the chocolate cranberry coffee is the best way to start off your day!

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Harwich Port, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

You walk in and OMG candy the best chocolate's ever .. the Sugar Free doesn't taste Sugar free to die for ! ... the coffee top notch and the panini's are super .. when I go I always get a Panini and soup then a dessert ... go to the candy area and buy Turkish taffy and sugar free getting... More 

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is my favorite place on the Cape for coffee. The coffee is awesome and their chocolate and ice cream are worth the trip. Check this place out from the bike trill-you won't regret it!

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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: Cafe, Soups, Bagels, Sandwiches

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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 5
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Soups, Bagels, Sandwiches

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?