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Sweet Basil's Cafe

271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
+1 503-436-1539
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Wine Bar, Cajun & Creole, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sweet Basil's Cafe
1. Cajun trained
" Cajun cooking at its best!"
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2. The Osso Bucco
" My entree was the Osso Bucco, oh so good!"
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3. Seafood Jambalaya with Crab
"Excellent seafood jambalaya"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Intimate dining. Casual yet upscale menu and wine list. Locally sourced when possible, flavorful meals always. Local live music depending on day and time.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Quest598213
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Tks so much for your review. It's always nice to see that our guests appreciate our efforts. Chef john

Reviewed 5 November 2018

We went for an early dinner in Nov, thinking that being off-season, we wouldn't have a wait. Turns out we did wait but the meal was so excellent that we didn't mind the wait. The restaurant had cozy booths, good live music, and a personable,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GinnyE231
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We ordered three “tapas” dishes and an entire to share. The tapas dishes were so large, we couldn’t finish all the food. They were good dishes. We like the restaurant. We chose the restaurant so that we could listen to some music. The entertainer was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gregoryf482
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Great service. We had the special that night-crab and lobster stuffed shells. Delicious. Lava cake for dessert. Enjoyable.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RgCgTexas
Reviewed 26 October 2018

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant, and after the first night, we came back the next night! Chef John and his staff really made our evening so special. Chef John's meals are an absolute delight with beautiful presentations and incredible tastes. Marci...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank debandharry
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The restaurant like several in the area were short on staff, but the staff that they had were excellent. The food was wonderful. My sister had the chowder and it was one of the best chowder that I ever ate. The food was delicious and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank Marcia Stephani... K
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This cafe and wine bar on the north end of Hemlock Street offers an interesting variety of tapas-style menu options, Cajun-Creole specialities and some great wine selections from a small list. We went on Friday night, when the fabulous Maggie and the Katz played blues...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 965SteveC
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We had dinner one rainy night (15 Sept) recently on our way through Cannon Beach. The food at this place was out of this world. We tend to like to share a number of small plates, and had 3 of them that night, each better...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank MikeSutter1957
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We had been here twice when visiting Oregon a couple years ago, and made a point of returning on this trip. The ingredients are very fresh, and they offer healthy options. The patio was just the relaxing environment we were looking for. Also, the waitress...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank aquateal1
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Cajun offerings were the best - had the etoufee and it was great! Service could have been a bit less relaxed. No reservations, so don't come late.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 867dana
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7 January 2018|
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Response from KHForever | Reviewed this property |
For us as business owners, lacked customer service & a clean environment. We felt on this day at least, the employees didn't enjoy serving customers. Just another day at work. We have higher expectations because of our... More
Teresa B
16 July 2017|
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Response from Connor O | Reviewed this property |
The patio is dog friendly. It is not under construction.
20 April 2016|
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Response from djinscottsdale | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Thursday, in March, and they did not have music. I suggest calling the restaurant to find out
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Cannon Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 503-436-1539
  • E-mail
Offering a healthy choice at the coast. Many vegetarian and Gluten free options. House smoked pork and meat options also available. At dinner Cajun/Creole dishes are featured plus local Northwest ingredients. Live music nightly in the Wine Bar.
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