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Hot Chocolate Sparrow

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5 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653-3213
+1 508-240-2230
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fudge” (60 reviews)
“sandwiches” (44 reviews)
“panini” (8 reviews)
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6:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
5 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653-3213
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Hot Chocolate Sparrow
1. Our Beautiful Cafe!
"What's not to love?"
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2. Desserts & Pastries
"Great place for coffee and pastries."
Richard S
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3. Chocolate & Candy
"I would put these confections up against the best."
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1 - 10 of 578 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable atmosphere with good coffee. The orange smoothie I tried was refreshing. The muffins aren't worth getting, but everything else was very nice.

Thank eded43
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed May 17, 2017

My Sister-in-law recently moved to The Cape and she knew I would love this place and took me here one day while we were just driving around. Naturally I had to try the Iced Chocolate Sparrow, a nice blend of espresso and cold hot chocolate...More

1  Thank CT5-starSeeker
Reviewed March 7, 2018

With one phone call from Denver, CO., I was able to have a box of Hot Chocolate Sparrow CHOCOLATE delivered to friends for their Anniversary! Thank you.

Thank jslittau
Reviewed March 4, 2018

I've been coming here since I was a little kid. It's one of my favorite places in the world. They offer amazing treats and drinks. Their hot chocolate is one of my favorite drinks in the world. They're all very nice there and the service...More

Thank Owen D
Reviewed March 4, 2018

I am blessed to live in the area of the Hot Chocolate Sparrow. They have delicious everything. Coffee, coffee drinks, tea, sandwiches, soups, baked goods to die for. AND they make their own chocolate candy with a large business of it. The help is friendly,...More

Thank X658UXmarilynm
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Go here for dessert. Awesome coffees desserts and ice cream and candies. No place better. Also good selection of breakfast sandwiches

Thank mariasull
Reviewed February 7, 2018

The best place around! The coffee is excellent. The desserts are fabulous. Home made chocolates, home made fudge!

Thank Maimonw
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Very popular place for locals and tourists alike. A nice array of premium pastries and beverages, all very good. A small amount of Indoor seating serves the off season crowd makes a nice place to hang out. The chocolates are high-priced and just average at...More

Thank TheMitt
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

This shop in Ctr of Orleans( they also have another store on Rt 6 in North Eastham, I believe but we come to this shop in Orleans all the time, when we arrive on CAPE COD! My husband and I come out on the Cape...More

Thank PekepooEmma
Reviewed January 30, 2018

When I said we were going to Orleans, everyone said "you need to go to the Sparrow!" Ad they were right. Amazing hot fudge sundae! I want to go back when it's cold just to have hot chocoate Only drawback is the place is crowded!...More

1  Thank DCJuveFan
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Joanna W
July 9, 2017|
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Yes they have gluten free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 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
  • E-mail
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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