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Hot Chocolate Sparrow
Ranked #1 of 6 Dessert in Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $5
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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."
Dunbarton, NH
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250 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Wanted to like it more based on reviews”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

It was just okay - the counter people were horrendous and disorganized. About four of them working but not moving customers along; extremely inefficient. Felt like they needed a good manager to keep things in line. I had blueberry pie, which was good...lots of seating inside and out. Right on the bike trail, so easy place to refuel!

Visited June 2014
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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“Willy Wonka Factory with Coffee”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Hot Chocolate Sparrow is a fudge, dessert, ice cream lover's dream that is typically quite crowded at all times during the season. Coffee quality is good and quite a nice selection. Service is generally good although not always friendly. Besides oatmeal not many healthy food choices.

  • Visited July 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Friendly place to hang out”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

On a recent trip to Cape Cod for a seminar I spent a few hours working here. Great array of food and drink options so that when spending a few hours you can enjoy several things.

  • Visited June 2014
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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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“Hot Drinks, Cool Eats”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place for almost any coffee/espresso concoction. Sweets and pastries surround you and great ice cream as well.
After reading some of the other reviews about slow service and not moving fast enough.... All I have to say is if you are in a rush, you don't belong on the cape. Slow down and enjoy. It's as close to being on Island Time as you can get while being in North America. Relax and savor it all

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Baltimore, USA
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“great little ice cream joint”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

the hot chocolate sparrow is a full service eat-in, carry out, and eat out at the deck. ice cream treats and flavors are excellent and prices reasonable. worth a trip after dinner!!

  • Visited June 2014
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