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Cafe Sparrow

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8042 Soquel Dr Ste A, Aptos, CA 95003-4085
(831) 688-6238
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was wonderful and the service was attentive. Was busy with locals and tourists but not crowded like place in Santa Cruz.

Thank Carolyn G
Fresno, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love sitting on the lower level with all the window...so light and French Country looking. There is only 1 tale of 6...make a reservation if you want this table.

Thank Janice G
Aptos, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a local Aptos resident and have been to Cafe Sparrow many, many times over 15 years. Meals and service are always wonderful, every time without exception. The two dining rooms are cozily appointed and comfortable, the wait staff friendly and professional, and the food is delicious, both menu staples and seasonal offerings. This restaurant is our go-to when... More 

Thank dcypher2016
Aptos, California
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281 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little spot. Very decent food, nice location and okay (not great) service. The lunches are the deal. Dinners are good but pricey. A special occasion place for sure.

Thank soifdawg
Aptos, Ca
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

My wife turned 61 and 3 other couples joined us for dinner. Great service and food. It turns out if you go on Monday's all wine is 1/2 off so quite a savings if you enjoy wine.

Thank T_BAptos_Ca
Mebane, North Carolina
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Interesting and tasty menu options. Great service. Not real big, so call ahead for reservation during busy times.

Thank Bob G
Aptos, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

You will always get a great meal here. Decor is pleasant but a little dated. Service is very good. There is always a line out the door on weekends.

Thank Lee M
Southampton, New York
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was fantastic. So lovely inside that I felt like I was in the south of France. Salmon was excellent and my husband loved his steak. I highly recommend a trip here if you are in the area.

Thank AnnieT652
Woodside, California
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Lunch here with our friends who call it a " lovely little French Restaurant". Difficult parking. The place is clean, with cloth napkins, white table cloths with glass overlay, soothing pastels. Early on, very crowded and noisy, but we were seated promptly. Service was good. Numerous sandwiches and entree salads on lunch menu, as well as daily specials. Three of... More 

Thank flitzer170
Aptos, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Never disappoints! Excellent choice for lunch or dinner!!! Ahi sandwich or salads are delish!!! Lamb is always excellent!

Thank 13Hotdog13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free, French
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?