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“Great Hidden Gem”
Review of Cafe Sparrow

Cafe Sparrow
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Ranked #1 of 71 Restaurants in Aptos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Had my Wife's Birthfday Dinner at Cafe Sparrow as part of our Vacation in Santa Cruz in August. What a wonderful, quaint and charming place!! With seating for no more than 30, an open kitchen, excellent wine list and fabulous food- this place was and will be a favorite for us anytime we are in the Santa Cruz area.

We both had the Rack of Lamb (personal favorites at any restaurant we go to) and it was cooked perfectly. The Fresh Greens Salad as well as the incredible desserts were to die for. Staff was friendly and service excellent!

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Thank Greg S
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We just had lunch in Cafe Sparrow. It was divine. Salads all round and then ice-cream sundae for our daughter which had a sublime caramel sauce drizzled all over it. The service was outstanding too. If you visit Aptos this little cafe/restaurant on the high street is well worth a visit.

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Thank DrJackie
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

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

Thank Edev
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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.

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Thank cabearcat
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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!

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