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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
€€ - €€€
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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1 - 10 of 562 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

I highly recommend Sweet Basil's Cafe. The food was incredible. The friendliness of everyone there made dining a delight. (Watching the hummingbirds swarm the feeders was an added bonus!) We will be back!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank raezz
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Tks so much for sharing your experience with us. Happy you enjoyed our food and yes the hummingbirds are an added treat, John s Chef/owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best chowder I’ve ever had and gluten free. We have enjoyed all our meals and great live music on Fridays. It’s one of our must stops whenever we are in Cannon Beach

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 664paml
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sandwiches were amazing and I loved the gluten free bread. Excellent options for vegetarians, gluten free folks and carnivores. The cubano is highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank F8214QUadama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were despairing of finding a restaurant in Cannon Beach on a Saturday night that was open after 8 pm, had room, and wasn't a burger joint or fried food emporium. Then we tried Sweet Basil and while there was a wait there was also...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Leatherneck6693
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little cafe... warm and fuzzy, relaxed atmosphere, simple lunch menu. We had portabelo crab bake and jambalaya, both tasty, very well cooked and nicely served. Staff was quick and friendly, definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank neb-t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started our trip down the Pacific Coast Highway in Cannon Beach. It was Christmas Eve and just a few restaurants that were open. We had our choice but something drew us to Sweet Basil’s. What a find. We walked into see the chef in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Pathfinder19742
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your gracious review. We all take pride in what we do and it's great to hear we did a good job. Hope u enjoy the rest of your trip down the coast. John s Chef/owner

Reviewed 1 December 2018

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
1  Thank Quest598213
Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

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

Reviewed 4 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
1  Thank GinnyE231
Reviewed 29 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
1  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
1  Thank RgCgTexas
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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, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic
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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