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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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“tapas” (15 reviews)
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"
Mark W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Marcia Stephani... K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank 965SteveC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank MikeSutter1957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank aquateal1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank 867dana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had some wine here. A big full glass of white house wine. We were served by a very friendly lady. We also met the owner who told us how he started up this cafe in Cannon Beach. We enjoyed sitting on the terrace this sunny...More

1  Thank Havaki
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were ecstatic with the amazing dining experience. If you like great food and pleasant hospitality this is the place for you. We ordered the seafood jambalaya and the crawfish etouffee. They were both a 10 out of 10. The quality was...More

1  Thank Mike T
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you for your review. It's always nice to hear from our guests

Reviewed 3 September 2018

This chef puts alot of heart and soul into his food and creations of meals. So delicious. Staff are also warm and welcoming. The food may take a while to come out and it's it worth. Slow food cooking back to our roots. A lovely...More

Thank lorenspagnuolo
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and understanding the time it takes to prepare everything from scratch

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely, quaint place that serves clean, healthy food. Lots of options given their small menu. Vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores can all be happy here. Everything is cooked to order, so no fast food! It’s in a little courtyard off the beaten track,...More

2  Thank johannacourtleigh
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your nice review and understanding that our small kitchen takes some time to prepare from scratch

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

The food was very delicious but plan to spend two hours there. The service was very slow and perhaps understaffed. If you’re in a hurry, this is not the place for you.

Thank Tim G
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks for your review. Yes at times we get over loaded and it takes time, We do our very best to get our orders out quickly but alas at times it's just out of our control. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal.

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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