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Cafe Sparrow

8042 Soquel Dr Ste A, Aptos, CA 95003-4085
+1 831-688-6238
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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8042 Soquel Dr Ste A, Aptos, CA 95003-4085
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cute little place, loved the decor! Delicious food! Best lemon cheesecake I’ve ever had! I had the fillet, my husband had the calamari steak! They were delicious! We will return!

Thank Marlene J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Altogether satisfying experience at the Café Sparrow. It was pretty crowded for a Monday night, so we were glad we made a reservation. Attentive service.The surf and turf was impeccably prepared; tasty selection of accompanying vegetables. My friends had the evening's prix fixe dinner, large...More

Thank Paula F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe Sparrow consistently delivers good service and quality of food . I usually get one of their specials. Their appetizer menu is really great especailly for folks likeing small plates. You do receive an ample amount of food. Ambiance and nice wine list make it...More

Thank nancyholleran8
Reviewed 1 June 2018

I don't get it. The food is good, the atmosphere ok for a a shopping center environment, the service is acceptable, and the prices exceedingly high for what you get. There are numerous other establishments that are equally pleasant and offer much better value. Nothing...More

Thank portlandorer
Reviewed 7 May 2018

This was our first visit, Sunday night, very crowded, "active' sounds, busy. Yet the service was efficient and excellent. The staff are obviously proud of the restaurant and the food. There were several specials besides the posted menu. The wine list includes many local wineries...More

Thank fastidious-one
Reviewed 25 March 2018

We have been dinner dining at this lovely small Aptos Village restaurant for over 20 years and still find it a very special experience! The service, wine list and cuisine are always a very good value.

Thank Rick U
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Date nite. Made reservations as recommended and was seated with 5 mins of our reservations. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Date has food allergies and they were extremely helpful in making sure she had a great gourmet experience. Great menu variety, French cuisine with American...More

Thank Joseph N
Reviewed 20 February 2018

My husband and I ate dinner here the other night and thought the food and service were great. We would definitely eat at Cafe Sparrow again and recommend it to friends.

Thank MeghanSweet
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Visited this place based on TripAdvisor reviews. It is small with an eclectic decor. The main dining room is beiges and calm, while the side dining area we sat in is very "artsy crafty", or maybe whimsical. Not our taste, but I'm sure many enjoy...More

Thank 2Klecks
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Went base of recommendation of some local people. Very low key but refined at the same time. The food and service were outstanding. Just the right mix of sophistication one expects from French cuisine with a simpleness that "county" cooking implies.

Thank Imre B
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4 May 2018|
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Response from limcandr | Reviewed this property |
Don’t ever bring wine to restaurants so I can’t help you with this question! So sorry 😐
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8042 Soquel Dr Ste A, Aptos, CA 95003-4085
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-688-6238
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