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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” (59 reviews)
“sandwiches” (48 reviews)
“panini” (8 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 23:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
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 595 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

If you happen to stop into the Hot Chocolate Sparrow, don't forget to grab a frozen coffee shake. I don't know what the exact name of the shake was, but wow! it was good. The shop is a tiny little thing, tucked into a corner...More

Thank canunick
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Breakfast bagel sandwich was so so, but based on reviews, we also got some fudge to go. That part was worth our visit- and you can buy as little as you want. (You can even just buy one piece of candy at the counter in...More

Thank MeraKi25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had it remade and it still tasted old and stale. Ended up returning the $4 small fold brew for my money back. I love love love nitro cold brew and was excited to see it at a local place. $4 mistake. Sticking with Starbucks cold...More

Thank Niki S
Perry S, Owner at Hot Chocolate Sparrow, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ours is definitely better than bucks, ill check it tomorrow to see whats going on with it. Could just be a bad batch... next time just ask for the owner to correct it, I was there all day; instead of going right to the 1...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It wouldn’t be a vacation without my hot fudge sundae from here. Homemade hot fudge is delicious! They also have desserts, pastries and chocolates and more! I’ve previously been in with my laptop and hooked into the WiFi. It’s a great atmosphere and right along...More

Thank BikeRacer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a cool spot! We visited here for iced coffee and wanted to support a local visit. The barista was very friendly in explaining the self-service area for making our coffees. We chose two muffins which were by far some of the best, freshest I’ve...More

Thank jeter928
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent coffe, yummy handmade chocolates (you can watch them being made!) great location, sit in or out.

Thank capelady99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! Hands down best dark roast on the cape and we have tried everywhere. Nice people at the counter, fun ambience, it’s our definite stop before going to the nearby beaches. And they are active on insta which we appreciate! High five!

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Went in for hot chocolate and stayed for some of their absolutely delicious confections!! There is never any problem in getting exactly what you are craving....even if you didn't realize you were craving it!!

Thank spiekarski2
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Limited seating; put your order in , grab a seat at a little table and enjoy! Great place! ( or take out your order... after visiting the candy counter... if you must !😁

Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

perfect to pop in and grab an ice coffee, snack, or ice cream. i only had coffee so can’t speak to food. very crowded!

Thank chelsea a
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Joanna W
9 July 2017|
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Response from Lynn F | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have gluten free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
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
  • 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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