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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 - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Harwich Port, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this place .. but this time I was disappointed I love there grilled sandwiches and always get one and a frozen hot chocolate with whipped cream on top my fave .. this time the frozen hot chocolate had Huge chunks of ice in it not smooth like normal and as all my readers know I hate burnt food... More 

Thank Danette K
Guilford, New York
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are a choco-holic like me you will be in heaven here. And that goes for coffee lovers too. Or maybe you just like eye candy and this little place has lots of that. Great pastries and light fare, all delicious. I had a confection that was indescribably good and a great coffee.

Thank Linda M
Orleans, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great for gifts / cards and nice spot to stop for dessert. Coffees anytime. They do have nice soups and sandwiches, small menu for those.

Thank Lolta
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice spot to grab a coffee on my way back from visiting the Church of the Transfiguration just around the corner. Cookies, candy, sandwich and soup selections too. While enjoying the cool fall air from the deck I see where this is located right across the street from the bike path. Good place to stop.

Thank Kristin G
Van Buren, Arkansas
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A "must visit" place when visiting Orleans Ma on the Cape. Handmade candy, wonderful smoothies, desserts, sandwiches,etc. you will see lots of locals in here. Reasonable prices & family friendly.

Thank PutVK
Summit, New Jersey
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This year's visit to Hot Chocolate Sparrow introduced me to a new-to-me drink, the hot chocolate mocha sparrow... and WOW! As always, this place does not disappoint! I can only describe the drink as everything I always want a Starbucks frappuccino to taste like. It was smooth and rich and thick... divine. This continues to be a "must-do" every time... More 

Thank KAB323
Amherst, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall a fun experience. I had the iced sparrow mocha and my wife had the iced version of it. We also got chocolate covered cookies to go with it. I thought my wife's coffee was better than mine. The iced mocha was actually to cold and it blunted the flavor of it. We would certainly go back. Expect a crowd... More 

Thank davidranen
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like it here - there's a busy buzz to the Sparrow, but sometimes the staff are a bit impersonal and brusque. The coffee is generally good, and the iced coffee is really refreshing. A good and popular stop on the CC bike trail.

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

Very sorry it feels impersonal, we do try to make sure our employees are smiling and pleasant when interacting with customers, but sometimes when they see literally thousands of people a day by the end of their shift they may be a bit brusque. Thank you for the review, this is the kind of constructive criticism that is helpful for... More 

South Yarmouth, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a great place to go for hot drinks of coffee,tea, hot cider, sandwiches, breakfast or lunch. they also have candy and pastries.

Thank Patricia D
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I are volunteers and were filthy after spending hours removing invasive plants. They were very hospitable to us and had a nice outdoor area where we were able to comfortably sit without worrying about being dirty. We were all very pleased with our coffee. I recommend the white chocolate sparrow. The ambiance was fantastic and the chocolates... More 

Thank Cole S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
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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