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Hot Chocolate Sparrow

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5 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653-3213
+1 508-240-2230
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Norwich, Connecticut
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been a fan of the chocolate sparrow for a beverage and snack, lunch sandwich and soup, or anytime dessert. They have good coffee and tasty desserts. I always pick up some of their chocolates to bring home to my pet-sitter and coworkers. The highlight for me is the fact that have REALLY good tea. So many places do... More 

Thank Carol M
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Hot Chocolate Sparrow in July 2016 and it was perfect. We ended up going back several times during our stay in the area. I loved their cold brew coffee, well and any other drink I got. My son loved their Whoopie Pies. If you are looking for some great coffee and deserts, this is the place for sure.

Thank charlesrfisher
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

.....and I'm not quite sure why.... The coffee is good, the desserts are good, the sandwiches are simple and fresh. But, too often, the place is a little too chaotic, a little too crowded and a little too confusing. It's an environment that seems to invite the kind of customer rudeness you come to the Cape to leave behind.... You... More 

Thank New_Paladin
HotChocolateSparrow, Owner at Hot Chocolate Sparrow, responded to this review

i think you already explained why we are wildly popular. The coffee is good, the desserts are good, the sandwiches are simple and fresh, and you can't go wrong with anything you get here. Everything is made with care, and not watered down. We are open 6:30am every day of the year, and close at 9pm even in the dead... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When ever we are in the area we make it a point to try and stop here. They have very good pastry and chocolates. There coffee and other drinks are also very good. A must try.

Thank rcouitt
Charlton, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here for lunch. The sandwiches were simple but good. We really liked the ice cream. Soft serve is usually just ok. This ice cream was creamy and delicious and good sized. The chocolate looked delicious. Many locals and tourists were there for coffe and treats. This is a casual and comfortable litte place.

Thank Sandra W
Stratford, Connecticut
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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is the Starbucks of the Cape. The coffees are tremendous and they have wonderful baked goods. Huge parking lot, but small seating area. Seems to be very popular.

Thank Gunksman
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been coming to the Chocolate Sparrow for years and years, starting back when you couldn't get a good cup of coffee many places on the Cape. They have great coffee and breakfast sandwiches, and chocolates that never disappoint. We often bring chocolates back for our pet sitters and other friends. Now, they have a great little shop across the... More 

Thank dailypigeon
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sparrow has some very good coffee and chocolates. The only reason I'd give it 4 stars instead of 5 is that it always seems a bit chaotic inside. There is sometimes little semblance of a line and well, people can be testy when it comes to ordering their morning coffee. Additionally, the last time I was there, the woman... More 

Thank TheLostOne
Chestnut Hill, MA
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hot Chocolate Sparrow is always busy, and for good reason. Their signature hot chocolate and frozen hot chocolate are amazing. They offer a huge array of freshly made chocolates, fudge and other candy. They have a wide variety of coffee and tea selections. And their desserts are fabulous. Well worth a trip for anyone with a sweet tooth!

Thank MaggieS-Boston
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Coffee, chocolate, pastries,etc... and friendly service. What's not to love? It is right on the bike path and is a great destination whether you are driving, walking, or biking there. They also have ice cream. The atmosphere is busy, fun and pleasant.

Thank SandraD1984

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653-3213
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-240-2230
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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