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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 2 weeks ago

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 21 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
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Easy to drive by, as it is between two buildings that all look the same.A lot of locals come here and I see why. Great food, excellent menu and reasonable prices.

Thank edwardTiburon
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Cozy quaint atmosphere with excellent food.every meal I’ve ever had here was excellent. Friendly staff too!

Thank limcandr
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

The Ahi salad was perfectly prepared and dressed with Wasabi dressing. The ingredients were fresh and as you can see from the picture colorful and pleasing to the eye. For dessert I ordered the mini bread pudding and it was a perfect ending to a...More

Thank Luv W
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Excellent and creative food choices for dinner. Ambiance is a little like a coffee shop. Can be noisy especially when families dining. I was looking for a more romantic dining experience but asked to be moved to another table due to family seating next to...More

Thank jeffreyf503
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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