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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
€€ - €€€
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 5 days 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

Thank aquateal1
Reviewed 6 days 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.

Thank 867dana
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Havaki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank johannacourtleigh
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 1 week 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.

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I don’t know how such a sweet calm space can exist in such a frenetic beach town, but somehow Sweet Basil manages it. Fantastic clam chowder (best in town), and tons of gluten free and vegan options. As a tour guide, I recommend this when...More

1  Thank Sarah G
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thanks so much for your great review it's always nice to know we did a good job

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Sweet Basil’s Cafe offers a good mixture of quality food, friendly service and pleasant ambiance. We particularly enjoyed having a guitarist singing during our visit.

1  Thank Beata F
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your great review. Hope you'll join us again

Reviewed 13 August 2018

We have come to Cannon Beach for years. For the past several years we have had dinner at Sweet Basil's. John, the Chef/Owner is a delight. We love talking with him and certainly enjoy his Cajun dishes. We live in Arizona now, but every year...More

1  Thank Claudia R
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review. It's always fun when I can talk with our guests

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Questions & Answers
6 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, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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