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Hot Chocolate Sparrow

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5 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653-3213
+1 508-240-2230
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Cape Cod
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do yourself a favor and just make a stop here. Locals know this is THE place for a great coffee drink as well as an amazing chocolate shop. Tourists flock to 'The Sparrow' like sand pipers to the beach, so locals tend to avoid here during 'season'. The Frozen Mocha Sparrow is my fav and I always request an extra... More 

Thank CapePhotog
San Francisco, CA
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since 2000, when I first met Hot Chocolate Sparrow, I have been a fan. Every summer and occasionally in fall and spring, you could have seen me sitting alone or with friends or taking out some treat. The sandwiches and soups are terrific--healthy and delicious. One can also go all the way out with cakes, pastries, chocolates, and variety of... More 

Thank MOR63
HotChocolateSparrow, Owner at Hot Chocolate Sparrow, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the glowing review, it's always appreciated when all of our hard work is noticed! See you again soon! More 

Monson, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in late afternoon for a delicious iced hot chocolate with a slash of mint. Cold and refreshing. Also purchased four pieces of chocolates. Chocolates are very good but also a little pricey. Seems like everyone paid with a credit card. Great treat once in a while.

Thank lynns629
HotChocolateSparrow, Owner at Hot Chocolate Sparrow, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review. There was a large jump in costs of chocolate due to a large conglomerate purchasing many chocolate producing plants, and making alterations to the supply chain. Unfortunately this resulted in higher costs for everyone else. Credit cards for any amount are always accepted, but we prefer over $10 to keep the high credit card fees... More 

Harwich Port, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I love this place .. but this time I was disappointed I love there grilled sandwiches and always get one and a frozen hot chocolate with whipped cream on top my fave .. this time the frozen hot chocolate had Huge chunks of ice in it not smooth like normal and as all my readers know I hate burnt food... More 

Thank Danette K
HotChocolateSparrow, Owner at Hot Chocolate Sparrow, responded to this review

We are sorry for your less than ideal visit! The frozen hot chocolate was definitely not blended enough it sounds like. The burned panini there is no excuse for. I am glad you will give us another chance, see you soon! More 

Guilford, New York
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you are a choco-holic like me you will be in heaven here. And that goes for coffee lovers too. Or maybe you just like eye candy and this little place has lots of that. Great pastries and light fare, all delicious. I had a confection that was indescribably good and a great coffee.

Thank Linda M
Orleans, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great for gifts / cards and nice spot to stop for dessert. Coffees anytime. They do have nice soups and sandwiches, small menu for those.

Thank Lolta
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Nice spot to grab a coffee on my way back from visiting the Church of the Transfiguration just around the corner. Cookies, candy, sandwich and soup selections too. While enjoying the cool fall air from the deck I see where this is located right across the street from the bike path. Good place to stop.

Thank Kristin G
Van Buren, Arkansas
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

A "must visit" place when visiting Orleans Ma on the Cape. Handmade candy, wonderful smoothies, desserts, sandwiches,etc. you will see lots of locals in here. Reasonable prices & family friendly.

Thank PutVK
Summit, New Jersey
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This year's visit to Hot Chocolate Sparrow introduced me to a new-to-me drink, the hot chocolate mocha sparrow... and WOW! As always, this place does not disappoint! I can only describe the drink as everything I always want a Starbucks frappuccino to taste like. It was smooth and rich and thick... divine. This continues to be a "must-do" every time... More 

Thank KAB323
Amherst, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Overall a fun experience. I had the iced sparrow mocha and my wife had the iced version of it. We also got chocolate covered cookies to go with it. I thought my wife's coffee was better than mine. The iced mocha was actually to cold and it blunted the flavor of it. We would certainly go back. Expect a crowd... More 

Thank davidranen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
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
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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