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Hot Chocolate Sparrow

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5 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653
+1 508-240-2230
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was looking for a place for a quick breakfast. I enjoyed my egg sandwich and iced coffee but the bagels my kids got seemed to be the store bought stale type.

Thank Amara C
Nashua NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

and really the only place to consider for an after dinner coffee and a treat if so inclined. We love the whole indie coffee shop vibe. The coffee drinks are good, and we also enjoy the chocolate treats offered at the candy counter. We've been coming here for more years than we can remember, and it is always good.

Thank surfun
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow so many choices .great place to go any time day or night for a treat .good friendly fast service.

Thank Sharon E
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly, great service both mornings that we stopped in. Wonderful breakfast sandwiches too. And you can take some chocolates and candy home for friends and those who didn't get to explore the Cape!

Thank Pamela H
Plano, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to the Sparrow for years and love to stop by for a snack or as a pit stop while biking. The coffee, food and desserts are excellent with something for everyone. It's small inside and gets crowded, but the line usually moves fast and tables free up quickly.

Thank raelise
Winsford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, every dessert you wished for and more. This is an eclectic mix suitable for any occasion, don't miss the hot chocolate and try the icecreams

Thank Julieiain2015
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just love the sparrow's coffee and muffins. The best thing about the Sparrow is that you standing there in line and you get to see all the good pastries and even meet some very nice people

Thank Paul C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite spot to cool off along the Cape Cod Rail Trail - nothing tastes as good as a Frozen Mocha Sparrow after or during a bike ride. Good sandwiches, desserts, smoothies also.

Thank Bob P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't imagine a better place among the Cape Cod Rail Trail for a family ice cream stop than the Hot Chocolate Sparrow. After a long family ride, there is nothing better than sitting along the trail at this spot. Everything was delicious and quickly made. There is a treat for every taste!

Thank Peter M
Holland, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My ice cream was delicious but my husband's sundae was messed up even after he explained it to the guy who made it. They use a computer system for the ice cream orders and it wasn't a complicated order. Major thing he asked for was no nuts. Luckily he's not allergic just doesn't like walnuts. Order just a dish of... More 

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

Very sorry that your order was not done properly. Our sundaes come by default with hot fudge, whipped cream, and nuts, so it's possible although it was taken correctly on the register, the person in the kitchen was in a rush and did not notice this modifier on the order. I like to think this one order is not indicative... More 

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 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
  • 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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