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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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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
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Salinas, California
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been coming here for about 20 years and it's always excellent! The food is always fresh and delicious.

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Thank Annandale2
Kings Canyon Sequoia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Cafe Sparrow. Food has always been excellent. It's on the pricey side, but worth it. I've been dining here for 30 years.

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Thank elmo1945
Santa Cruz, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I almost dislike writing about the Cafe Sparrow, because I don't want it to get any busier than it already is! We go at least twice a month and consider ourselves "regulars." The service is friendly, the food consistently delicious, and the atmosphere warm and welcoming. We've been coming for years and know everyone there. My husband always gets the... More 

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Thank AnnieSantaCruz
Santa Clara, California
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five friends descended upon Cafe Sparrow. One was gluten-free, with no dairy. We all got fabulous choices. My fettuccini with the filet was to die for, and two of the people has the venison which they both raved about, and my wife had a pork chop the she loved. and our one-off, loved her meal. We will be back.

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Thank David A
Tai
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was very good. The meals were served quickly with a nice presentation. This small, cozy atmosphere is pleasant for dining. The wait staff were friendly and accommodating.

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Thank CaptainDennis
Capitola, California
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122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had not been to this local restaurant for a number of years and thought to try again. I recalled portions of small size at prices a bit high. Found the same quality good food, with even smaller portions and even higher prices. If you're into little plates for a sum, then go for it.

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Thank RonCentralCA
Santa Cruz, CA
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153 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We live nearly an hour north in the mountains north of Santa Cruz, so we don't get to Sparrow as often as we otherwise might. Last night we celebrated an anniversary, and my wife chose Cafe Sparrow. Everything about our evening was special, from the warm greeting by staff, really thoughtful service from a great waitress, a really broad menu... More 

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Thank JimBrown
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Sat down greeted warmly got roasted garlic app immediately with cup of curried beef lentil soup Very attentive to refilling drinks my husband had the polenta salad he liked and I loved the warm chicken pear spinach salad we plan to come for dinner -great find!

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Thank Marjorie V
Lafayette, California
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121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Other reviews labeled this as a lady’s restaurant, however I would say this is more like a perfect knock off of a New Zealand/Australian Tea Room. It has the same vibe (cheery pastel décor, weathered wood floors, interesting wine racks, etc) that I’ve experience on vacations abroad. The menu has a wide variety of lunch selections with a good selection... More 

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Thank casilva54
Calistoga, California, United States
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Let the French Country decor... Make you feel right at home... Awesome calamari Piccata... Killer seafood cappelini...

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Thank Stan B

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
American, French
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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
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

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