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Hot Chocolate Sparrow

5 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653-3213
508-240-2230
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Ranked #6 of 53 restaurants in Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
NYC area
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84 reviews 84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We spend a lot of time traveling to the Sparrow each summer. I think we even plan our days around a visit to this place. Everyone in the family has their favorite order - frozen mocha sparrow, mint chip ice cream, smoothie, lemon bar, etc. Now they even have excellent soups and sandwiches. And of course there's the chocolate counter....... More

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Starbucks, move over. This is the best coffee and chocolate anywhere. Try the frozen hot chocolate... yes, an oxymoron but a tasty one at that! The soups are great. It's crowded but the lines move quickly. It's where the locals hang out... I should know... I am one.

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is not my first time here. The hot coffees, espressos, cappuccinos, teas, and hot chocolates are as delicious as the desserts. This is the only place in town that has many varieties of chocolate mousse, and pies. They have an ice cream bar with variety of flavors. However, the staff is a little disorganized and the wait times are... More

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Bedford, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Always busy, always worth the wait. Our family and friends love this place and I have to give it 4 out of five waffle cones. The ice cream selection is good, the flavor delicious. The coffee was also great. The kids like the gift shop area and the sweets. If just getting ice cream, avoid the in shop lines and... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The sparrow is one of our favorite places for a quick bit, especially one the weather turns cool. Their soups are among the best I have ever had. We get the soup 3 or 4 days a week for lunch and are never disappointed. The pastries and chocolates are also over the top. I don't do coffee, but the place... More

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Roseland, New Jersey
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303 reviews 303 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The place is always busy. We like the coffee/espresso. The ice cream is mez a mez. We like Emack & Bolio's ice cream down the street a lot better.

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Hartford
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Yummy, yummy. Great ice cream flavors and a popular stop for cyclists on the CCRT. Open until 11pm during the summer for ice cream. Sandwich service closes at 6 pm.

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Amsterdam, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I stopped by for ice cream. It wasn't bad, but I've had better. We stopped in the cafe which was very busy. They have a wide selection of chocolates and bakery treats none of which we tasted. The lines were long, but if you'd like to try, it seems really popular!

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Homewood, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stopped in a couple of times during our vacation based on reviews - the place was packed. Clearly very popular, especially for the younger crowd in Orleans. Lots of drink options. The iced coffee and frozen mocha sparrow were really good. Be prepared for a line!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My kind of breakfast...latte or cappuccino along with a warmed up almond croissant...makes me feel like I'm back in Europe. The croissants are just right; buttery, flaky....tres délicieux!! So, don't let a long line or crowds at the Sparrow keep you away....as a previous review mentioned....you're on the Cape, it's time to relax and slooooow down while those who are... More

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