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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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06:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was picking up a take out and met a friend. We decided to sit and visit. Always wonderful food and a friendly atmosphere.

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Thank Gretel N
Orleans, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Large variety of drinks, delicious pastries, also a candy store. People comfortable sitting chatting and reading newspapers. Can be noisy,not always a good flow from time of order to completion but customers take it in stride.

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Thank Betty S
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have long from lost track of the number of times we've been to "The Sparrow". It is the #1 requested stop whenever here, and then it's every few nights when here longer-term in the summer. Definitely pricier than other ice cream, and expect a wait btw ordering and delivery. Grab a seat (if you find one) and settle in. A... More 

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Thank Mary H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best ice-cream ever! Actually, there are many different flavors which you can try, and do not forget to get it dipped in fudge..

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Thank Mila J
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flavored hot chocolates, baked goods, chocolates, candy, coffee, ice cream, unique gifts, and so much more are all inside this cute little local coffee shop & chocolate bar! I live on Cape Cod and this is a favorite spot for locals! If you're visiting, this is a must stop. Try the White Hot Chocolate & the Chocolate Covered Swedish Fish,... More 

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Thank capecodlobstahlovah
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You know that when the locals visit a place regularly, it's very good. That's what you get at Hot Chocolate Sparrow. Really good breakfast and lunch food if you're in the mood - nothing fancy and not a lot of selections, but what is offered is choice stuff. But at least go for the drinks - hot or cold, it... More 

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Thank cliofan2016
South Orleans, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing place. They have everything from coffee, tea, hot chocolate, breakfast, lunch and ice cream. They make their candy right in the store. A jewel in the heart of Orleans . Yum!

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Thank MaureenTch
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Fantastic selection of coffees, desserts, candy and chocolate. Great stop for coffee connoisseurs and sweet teeth alike. Almost always mobbed, especially in summer but the lines seem to move pretty quickly. Their cold brew coffee is particularly outstanding.

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Thank ElJayDee23
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

When you want something hot to drink. And stop at Hot chocolate sparrows. Eclectic warm coffee shop. With free wi-fi (surely you want to write your new novel on Cape Cod - Kurt Vonnegut lived not far here. Try also jasmine pearls tea. And apricots in chocolate.

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Thank astro5888
West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

And best everything else, near as we can tell. It's amazing: muffins, cookies, sandwiches, soups, candies, candies, candies! I don't drink coffee, but every time we go I see tons of people enjoying theirs. Our family never goes to or through Orleans without stopping at the Hot Chocolate Sparrow.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 20:00
Monday
06:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 20:00
Thursday
06:30 - 20:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
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
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."

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