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“Orleans' Answer to Starbucks”

Hot Chocolate Sparrow
Ranked #1 of 6 Dessert in Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$5
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Takeout
Description: 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."
Orleans, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Orleans' Answer to Starbucks”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

The Sparrow is the best coffee house in Orleans. The food and the atmosphere are wonderful. You always meet someone you know there. And the chocolates are to die for. The sugar free dark chocolate is the best.

Visited January 2014
Thank Judith K
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Orleans, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2014

What a great place. I always go there when I'm in Orleans for a cup of good coffee. I've never ordered anything to eat for lunch, but by the crowds, I'd say the food must be quite good. The chocolate though, oh, the chocolate. I can't seem to get away without buying one of their home-made chocolate treats. It's delicious.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank pat b
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Orleans, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Hot Chocolate Delirium!”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

The Sparrow is the local spot to grab a coffee, more than 10 flavors, and hot chocolate the best
or just to sit with friends and use your computer. Marjorie Sparrow originally started out in a small shop and now makes wonderful chocolates traditional and whimsical. My favorite is a giant aspirin tablet! So many choices including greeting cards!One can't go wrong here!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank clothespin77
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East Haven
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Three Times in Four Days!”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

My husband and I stopped in on a friend's recommendations, and I'm thrilled we did. Coffee and baked goods were outstanding. They had several different coffee flavors each time we visited. We drove up from Hyannis one day, down from Provincetown once and had to stop in again on our way off the Cape. I'm looking forward to our next Cape Cod adventure and another visit (or three!) at the Hot Chocolate Sparrow.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank OwnedByCatsInConn
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Boston, MA
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great place for a cup of joe and some candy and some pastry”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Fantastic local coffee house that also make candy and pastry. Must see if you are looking for a local coffee house plus a little more.

Visited December 2013
Thank DLCB
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