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“You will never drink a Starbucks again after having the Mocha Sparrow”

Hot Chocolate Sparrow
Ranked #1 of 6 Dessert in Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $5
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Takeout
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."
New York City, New York
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“You will never drink a Starbucks again after having the Mocha Sparrow”
Reviewed May 12, 2009

The Orleans branch of the Chocolate Sparrow is never a let down. And from the consistent crowd there, my experience is shared with others. One of the great things about it is it's a one stop shoppe: bakery, coffee shoppe, candy shoppe, and ice cream shoppe all in one.
Some favorite items....The Mocha Sparrow, a frozen concoction rivals the best of cafes, as well as the flavored spritzers, savory scones, brownies and moose tracks ice cream!

It's also a great place to get work done as they have free WiFi there and makes for great people watching as the tourists mix with the locals.

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“Wonderful”
Reviewed March 21, 2009

Visited every day last summer when we were in the area. Will return again this summer. Great drinks and wonderful tasty treats. Right by the bike trail

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“I go down to the Cape every summer and go here almost every night for dessert. Also, you can always just hop right off...”
Reviewed January 8, 2008

I go down to the Cape every summer and go here almost every night for dessert. Also, you can always just hop right off the bike trail for a quick lunch here after going to the beach.

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“Great Espresso and fresh coffee”
Reviewed June 24, 2007

Chocolate Sparrow has great coffees, including espresso and frozen espressos, hot chocolate, fantastic desserts and candy. We had espressos which were very good. Place seems to be very popular as it was quite busy the night we were there.

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“You will have to visit again!”
Reviewed August 7, 2006

Visited the Chocolate Sparrow in Orleans while staying nearby in Eastham - first time for ice cream which was delicious - then we had to return to sample the delicious coffee & cakes - excellent.

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