Cafe Sparrow

359 reviews
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$31 to $50
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This charming country French restaurant located in historic Aptos Village, combines traditional French sauces with a California flair. The quaint restaurant with its open kitchen, is the "favorite" of the locals & consistently wins local reader's polls for "best restaurant." The creative menus are complimented by a varied wine list with a local focus. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 til 2:00, and Saturdays from 11 til 2. Lunch features creative salads and sandwiches, along with daily specials. Brunch is Sunday from 9:00 til 2:00. Brunch features creative egg dishes, benedicts, house made pancakes with organic maple syrup and omelettes. Dinner is served nightly from 5:30. Dinner features filet mignon, rack of lamb, pasta dishes, and the freshest of options from the sea. Sauces are a specialty. Desserts are made in house and are sure to please. Cafe Sparrow is the place to go in Aptos and Santa Cruz County for fresh, delicious and beautifully presented food.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French, Californian, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - Close
Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(831) 688-6238
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bob Montague
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Private party facilities
Private and semi private events can be booked by arrangement. Private events require a buyout of the entire restaurant and are appropriate for parties of 40 - 60 people. Semi private events are available in our lower dining room for parties of 25 - 35 people. The menus can be designed around your event. Cafe Sparrow is a great venue for a rehearsal dinner, small wedding, holiday party, retirement party or other business event. Get your party planning started by contacting Julie in our office at
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Catering is not available from Cafe Sparrow
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Cross street
Trout Gulch Rd.
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Parking details
Street parking throughout Aptos Village
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Public transit
Bus Stop
Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine