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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whenever we are in Orleans, we make a beeline for the Hot Chocolate Sparrow. My wife likes the great selections of coffee. I go for the ice cream and desserts. They are always great. This place is always busy. The whole town seems to meet there. The free wi fi is a bonus.

Thank WoodyMCP
West Dennis, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is unique! The chocolate Sparrow Late is the only specialty Late that I will order. This one is worth the price!. Try the fudge. It is in the top three of the Cape.

Thank Bill F
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always a nice place to start off the day or pick up an afternoon. Deserts and treats never disappoint. Coffee and teas are good too.

Thank superuseresq
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Gretel N
Orleans, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Betty S
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

Thank Mary H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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..

Thank Mila J
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

Thank capecodlobstahlovah
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

Thank cliofan2016
South Orleans, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 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!

Thank MaureenTch

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 22:00
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
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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