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Hot Chocolate Sparrow

5 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653-3213
+1 508-240-2230
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fudge” (55 reviews)
“sandwiches” (41 reviews)
“panini” (8 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
5 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653-3213
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff ---great coffee --- wonderful selection of desserts--and candies--home made ice cream

Thank Annette W
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My Sister-in-law recently moved to The Cape and she knew I would love this place and took me here one day while we were just driving around. Naturally I had to try the Iced Chocolate Sparrow, a nice blend of espresso and cold hot chocolate...More

Thank CT5-starSeeker
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treat on a rainy day - wanted a place to get out of the downpour of rain and stumbled in wet and cold for a nice cup of coffee or hot drink. We were delighted at the drink menu along with the lunch...More

Thank chloeAnnville
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stop on the bike trail. You can get a sandwich, coffee, tea, chocolates, dessert and other various snacks. Good fudge. Good service.

Thank chrisfromthecape
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we are in Orleans, or anywhere on the Cape, one of our stops has to be the Hot Chocolate Sparrow. They have such a wonderful array of desserts, candy, drinks and ice cream that there is no way to leave without something to satisfy...More

Thank Linda Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was "craving" hot chocolate and found this amazing place! It was perfect! They also have a lot of coffee and ice cream and other bakery items. Parking was easy. Service was fast!

Thank AliciaJeremy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends took us to the Hot Chocolate Sparrow in Orleans after dinner out in Brewster, and the selection of pastries and desserts is absolutely outstanding. I couldn't decide between the pumpkin cheese cake or the espresso layer cake. I ended up having Moose Tracks ice...More

Thank CapeCodgirl71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hot Chocolate Sparrow is a fun place to stop for a treat. The choices are plentiful and the atmosphere is fun. I recommend adding the Hot Chocolate sparrow to your list of places to go on the Cape.

Thank stargazerleah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come for the hot chocolate. Stay for the bakery. Stay even longer to wear off your sugar buzz. We got in around 11am on a Sunday - and made it in line, just before the masses. Great hot chocolate, plenty of coffee options to choose...More

Thank ninska_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in yesterday to take home a couple of desserts to close out our dinner and, as always, not disappointed. One raspberry chocolate bombe and one all chocolate something (I can't recall the name) hit the spot after a home cooked meal. Stop by Hot...More

Thank Bubbartzky
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Joanna W
10 July 2017|
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Yes they have gluten free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
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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