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“Lovely, charming restaurant!”
Review of Cafe Sparrow

Cafe Sparrow
Ranked #1 of 70 Restaurants in Aptos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Aptos, CA
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Lovely, charming restaurant!”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Great food, charming lovely small restaurant, have wonderful special menu item, the venison is wonderful.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Morgan Hill, California
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253 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Very nice ... probably locals only know about this one!”
Reviewed 8 June 2013

It's off the beaten path; not on the main highway, and tourists are going to have to search to find it! That makes it a lovely spot for the locals. It's in an "old-fashioned" building with a broad-board sidewalk out front ... just like the old days! One doesn't find those too often. It's also a tad pricey, and can be a bit noisey at times, but the food and service make up for it. The food is first-rate as well ... if that's important. :) Have never been disappointed.

  • Visited August 2012
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Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best quiet and romantic dinner for two.”
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Cafe Sparrow is a favorite for as romantic evening out. The daily price fixe is always a great deal. The wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The food is excellent and the presentation beautiful. Never had a meal that wasn't anything but scrumptious. Breakfast, lunch and dinner; any time is a great time to stop in!

  • Visited April 2013
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Watsonville, California
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341 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Great Lunch Spot”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Have been here for lunch and it never disappoints. Nice selection of salads and sandwiches and always some interesting specials. Perfect spot for lunch with girls or mom as it is like tea house setting.
The chicken curry salad on croissant is very good, as was the short rib and grilled onion sandwich.
Desserts are very good as well, but we are often full. Get one and share.
Service is quick & friendly. Parking can be bit of a pain as street is busy so be careful of opening car door- a bike rider almost ran into my friends door when she opened it.
Always a nice place to join friends for lunch or take a visitor from out of town.
A walk at Rio del Mar beach, a short drive nearby is nice.

  • Visited May 2013
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“wonderful surprise”
Reviewed 10 April 2013

The menu and service were excellent. Staff was so friendly while the restaurant was definitely upscale.

Visited March 2013
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