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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%
Travellers talk about
“fudge” (64 reviews)
“sandwiches” (53 reviews)
“pastry” (14 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
5 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653-3213
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Hot Chocolate Sparrow
1. Our Beautiful Cafe!
"What's not to love?"
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2. Desserts & Pastries
"Great place for coffee and pastries."
Richard S
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3. Chocolate & Candy
"I would put these confections up against the best."
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1 - 10 of 623 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This has always been a favorite spot, and it remains one although we don't go as frequently anymore due to changes we've noticed. One can't begrudge a business its popularity, but something has definitely changed over the course of the past 6+ years. Like I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SeashoreRN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This candy store is in a league, all by itself! The chocolate candy is decadent, rich, full of flavor and is silky on your tongue! It fairly rolls off your tongue as you eat this smooth, heavenly chocolate and the flavors, selections and variety of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank PekepooEmma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hot Chocolate Sparrow is a small café with an extensive offering of deserts and hand dipped chocolates. They sell coffees from all over the world and also sell ice cream cones at a window at the back of the building. This restaurant is located...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Hometown charm with big city punch. There is coffee, ice cream, desserts and more! Oh my! It was worth the stop for a mid-afternoon coffee pick-me up.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 3deltas
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Fortunately I came here during October and it was not crowded. the place is very popular in the summer. i had coffee and a small party and both were fine. The place will give you a bit of the local culture if you come here...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank waiake1
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Cool place with cool vibe. Had a coconut mocha latte, awesome stuff! So many choices! Fast, friendly service. Every sweet you could imagine. My Aunt has the peanut butter chocolate pie! Tasty, and not overly sweet! Highly recommend to check out!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Luvtobikeacadia
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

All I wanted was an ice-cream cone and it came out all wrong. This is the third time my order has been delivered to me incorrectly, so I'm going by the three-strike rule. I always pay and tip, too. Guess it's my own fault. Disappointed.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Xanthe L
PerryS334, Owner at Hot Chocolate Sparrow, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

If you had asked at any time for a manager or owner we would have personally corrected it for you and probably given you a gift card for your troubles... I would have much preferred that to a public 1 star review.

Reviewed October 8, 2018

The Chocolate Sparrow has been in Orleans for many years serving delicous sandwiches, pastries, and all kinds of coffees and icecream. ....as well as freshly made candies and fudge. The shop is extremely popular from morning to night so be prepared to wait in line....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Camie F
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

It was a perfect stop on our round trip bicycle ride enjoying ideal fall weather on the Cape Cod Rail Trail. It's right off the trail in Orleans, nice picnic tables and a water fountain. Perfect pick-me-up for the final 10+ miles of our adventure.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mike K
Reviewed October 1, 2018

This place can be a little overwhelming (but in a good way) if you've never been here before. It's not just a coffee shop but offers so much more: sandwiches, smoothies, muffins, enormous cookies, ice cream, chocolates and a variety of other candies, greeting cards...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jan P
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Joanna W
July 9, 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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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