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Hot Chocolate Sparrow

5 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653-3213
+1 508-240-2230
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fudge” (59 reviews)
“sandwiches” (41 reviews)
“pastry” (13 reviews)
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6:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
5 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653-3213
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1 - 10 of 563 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Prepare to fall in love with this place! Coffee shop, bakery, sandwich shop, and gift shop! Right next to the bike trail in the center of Orleans. The place is buzzing all day long and is a must to experience. Absolutely the best bakery items...More

Thank Melanie H
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

My Sister-in-law recently moved to The Cape and she knew I would love this place and took me here one day while we were just driving around. Naturally I had to try the Iced Chocolate Sparrow, a nice blend of espresso and cold hot chocolate...More

Thank CT5-starSeeker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a find, and well worth a stop. You can order coffee (do not bother the barista), and choose a treat from the lovely display case. The almond cake was decadent and gone in just a few bites. The Sparrow also has an entertaining collection...More

Thank travchef
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely coffee shop with a lot of extras! Ice cream, sandwiches, baked goods and delectable candies and gifts. Don’t pass this place up!

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We went in for ice cream, and I chose the small size (2 scoops). I asked for 2 different flavours, which is what most ice cream shops allow, but was told I had to have both scoops the same flavour. Apparently I could only have...More

Thank sometimesong
Management response:Responded 5 October 2017

This is one of those 'it's always been that way' because when people scoop 2 flavors of ice cream they tend to put way too much in, so it becomes a concern due to the cost of the ice cream. I agree it doesn't make...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Friendly staff ---great coffee --- wonderful selection of desserts--and candies--home made ice cream

Thank Annette W
Reviewed 14 September 2017

What a treat on a rainy day - wanted a place to get out of the downpour of rain and stumbled in wet and cold for a nice cup of coffee or hot drink. We were delighted at the drink menu along with the lunch...More

Thank chloeAnnville
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Great stop on the bike trail. You can get a sandwich, coffee, tea, chocolates, dessert and other various snacks. Good fudge. Good service.

Thank chrisfromthecape
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Whenever we are in Orleans, or anywhere on the Cape, one of our stops has to be the Hot Chocolate Sparrow. They have such a wonderful array of desserts, candy, drinks and ice cream that there is no way to leave without something to satisfy...More

Thank Linda Q
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I was "craving" hot chocolate and found this amazing place! It was perfect! They also have a lot of coffee and ice cream and other bakery items. Parking was easy. Service was fast!

Thank AliciaJeremy
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Yes they have gluten free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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