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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 good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Closed Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Wine Bar, Cajun & Creole, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
271 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3038
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This little cafe is tucked away and a great find. The chef takes pride in good, carefully sourced, fresh produce which is lovingly prepared and cooked to order. This is not the place to come for fast food as the menu makes clear! I had...More

Thank Charlotte N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased a Groupon for the wine tasting / charcuterie board. It was a bit confusing as the Groupon noted that it was only between 3:30 and 5:00, but the website said they were closed during this time. We called and were told to just...More

Thank SamaraQ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended for lunch or dinner. Vegan and gluten free choices. The soups are outstanding and they have a nice selection of wine.

Thank Philip K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sweet Basil's is a must for us on every trip to Cannon Beach. Usually a couple of lunches and at least one dinner. Chef John is amazing!! Everything is fresh and delicious! Personal favorite for lunch is the pulled pork sandwich! Oh, and by the...More

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

Thank you for your review. It's always nice to know our guests appreciate our efforts. Chef/Owner John Sowa

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun booth backs inside the restaurant. Outside dining...it was chilly, but still many ate outside. Our food was good, and the prices were not too high.

1  Thank LindaMG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I almot don't want to recommend this treasure because it is already so popular for such a small establishment. I went two days in a row to experience the Baked Eggplant Hero. So delicious!

1  Thank jmcnamara108
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Let me start by saying our meal was excellent! Best crab cakes, polenta, and bacon wrapped dates! The wine selection was great as well. Seating is extremely limited so make sure you come early or else you'll be eating outside freezing. On another note-I wanted...More

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

I read all our reviews and fortunately the majority are positive. I remember the incident as I discussed it with both our servers that night. First I want to apologize for what happened as the servers also did. As you must know, as a waitress....More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is a great place for lunch or dinner. Out of several restaurants we ate at in Cannon Beach, this was the best. Fresh veggies.

1  Thank Enjineer
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved this little restaurant in Cannon Beach. Even though we stayed in Manzanita we would do the drive to eat here. The food has a Cajun influence and their Etouffe was genuine. Great service, good wine and beer selection and pie for dessert....More

1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

After 3 weeks travelling we needed some real , good quality cooking. No more hamburgers, no more steak, fish or standard fare, and we found it. The restaurant is small, but the chef and assistant cook everything after its ordered. Look at the menu...interesting food,...More

1  Thank Peter S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We are coming to town tomorrow. Will you have live music Thursday, the 21st?
21 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
Do you have gift cards?
29 November 2015|
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Response from Mrsilverfox | Property representative |
Hi, Sorry your message just got to me. But yes we have Gift Certificates that can be made out in any denomination, You can pick up at the cafe or call and we will mail it out. Thanks for contacting us John Sowa
Can you seat 10-12 people for lunch?
16 October 2015|
Response from Mrsilverfox | Property representative |
Yes with an advance notice but we only can provide adjoining tables or a small section. We do not have a table large enough for 10 or 12. Let us know when and what time. If you call us at 503- 436-1539 ask for me...John Tks... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 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
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