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Cafe Sparrow

8042 Soquel Dr Ste A, Aptos, CA 95003-4085
+1 831-688-6238
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“venison” (15 reviews)
“fondue” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
09:00 - 14:00All hours
American, French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
8042 Soquel Dr Ste A, Aptos, CA 95003-4085
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We have enjoyed this restuarant for many years but our dinner tonight was extra ordinarily good. My husband had his usual favorite, Caesar salad, and I enjoyed the Asian spinach salad. The accompanying bread seemed so fresh it might have been baked late afternoon. We...More

Thank 47sue2015
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We have never had a bad meal whether it's been brunch, lunch or dinner. Their Sunday brunches are our favorite. Their house made breakfast sausages are always very tasty. Our favorites are their gluten-free pancakes, which they always have a variety of flavors and their...More

Thank seacliff98
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after a hike through the redwoods and it was a lovely choice. They have a large selection of items for being such a small kitchen; sandwiches, salads, hot entrees. I had the combo; soup, salad and sandwich were all delicious....More

Thank Joan P
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have eaten at Cafe Sparrow many times. Reservations are necessary because it is a popular dinner restaurant. The entrees constantly change with seasonal ingredients, and there are consistently many excellent choices. Every visit has been very enjoyable with venison, salmon, and pasta being some...More

Thank bil1026
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic steaks n venison won't regret eating there whenever I come to Santa Cruz I always eat here.

1  Thank Ramesh B
Reviewed 1 October 2016

An unexpected detour led us to Aptos and Cafe Sparrow. We are glad we visited. What to Expect? Food: A smaller menu full of unusual dishes. Lunch was all very tasty from the salad to the entrees. We were impressed by the thoughtfulness of the...More

Thank MrGaucho1987
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for about 20 years and it's always excellent! The food is always fresh and delicious.

Thank Annandale2
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I love Cafe Sparrow. Food has always been excellent. It's on the pricey side, but worth it. I've been dining here for 30 years.

Thank elmo1945
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I almost dislike writing about the Cafe Sparrow, because I don't want it to get any busier than it already is! We go at least twice a month and consider ourselves "regulars." The service is friendly, the food consistently delicious, and the atmosphere warm and...More

Thank AnnieSantaCruz
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Five friends descended upon Cafe Sparrow. One was gluten-free, with no dairy. We all got fabulous choices. My fettuccini with the filet was to die for, and two of the people has the venison which they both raved about, and my wife had a pork...More

Thank David A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8042 Soquel Dr Ste A, Aptos, CA 95003-4085
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-688-6238
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