Caffeinated Coast: A Guide to Coffee Shops in Cannon Beach
Sleepy Monk Coffee Roasters
If you know you know! Fans from all over the globe make a beeline for their first cup of Sleepy Monk roast when in town; you’ll see a line at this coffee shop most any day. And for good reason! The homey building oozes coastal charm with unmatched indoor and outdoor seating. House-made pastries (ahem, Chocolate Orange Scone, ahhh) are worth every calorie. Fresh roasted beans are shipped everywhere so you can enjoy the taste of Cannon Beach from home.
Bald Eagle Coffee House
When you’re looking for that community vibe and a seat in the sunshine, stop by Midtown’s Bald Eagle Coffee House. Owners Tom and Laurie keep the soup hot, fresh and homemade alongside pastries and sweets; they’ve been Cannon Beach’s solid Starbucks supply for decades and know what you like. Visit the attached Cannon Beach Community Gallery to see work from local artists just getting into the scene and seasoned pros.
Salmon River Coffee & Bagel House
Everything locally made is popular in Cannon Beach, and the newest coffee shop in Cannon Beach feels right at home. Locally roasted espresso drinks and hand pies are served in a cozy café, a long- favored location for writing. Wrought iron seating in the courtyard is a great spot for people watching. Inside, find a growing selection of local, artisan made delicacies including Native American smoked salmon, fresh bread and cookies.
255 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
When the weather drives you inside, or you want a little something more with your coffee than a bun, head to the center of town to Season’s Café, where the creative menu has an enticing selection of hot or cold sandwiches. The table layout in Season’s has several quiet corners for conversation or reading and a bright main room for your bigger group. Another of Cannon Beach’s homey kitchens; everything here is fresh and just like your gourmet dad made you a snack.
Cannon Beach Chocolate Café
232 N Spruce St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Before leaving downtown, Illy coffee lovers will want to make a stop at the Cannon Beach Chocolate Café where they pull creamy shots of Italy’s favorite espresso surrounded by everything chocolate. You don’t have to have chocolate, but you would be missing out on a unique taste experience; mochas and drinking chocolate start with 70% Colombian dark chocolate melted into the Chocolate Café’s signature sauce. The milk chocolate drinking chocolate is as rich and creamy and decadent as you’d hope and a Mayan spiced drinking chocolate brings the spicy flavors of Mexican chocolate to your cup. Hang out on the porch here to watch the goings-on in City Park or take shelter inside on a rainy afternoon.
Insomnia Coffee Company
139 W 2nd St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Park yourself in a window wrapped corner in this Cannon Beach coffee shop and watch the world go by! Just a half block from the beach, this warming and welcoming spot is a wonderful hangout with a bustling vibe. Matcha drinks shine here, as do the Aztec Mocha and the Caramel Latte; shake up your routine and find out why these drinks are at the top of Insomnia’s recommendations. Beans are roasted by sister company Dapper & Wise, making this a local-local company! Kid friendly and often busy, it’s worth the wait for a bacon cheddar scone (psst, you can order ahead on their mobile app to skip ahead in line).
Sea Level Bakery + Coffee
3116 S Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Heart Roasters’ single-origin coffees are the smooth accompaniment to classic French baking in a hip Tolovana hang out. Head to the quieter end of the beach to find this bakery + coffee shop at the south end of Cannon Beach and take a cup down to the sands with you or stop for a warm up and a treat after your walk. Scones and sticky buns with lovingly laminated layers fill the case next to cookies, banana bread, sourdough loaves and always some gluten-free treats. The daily menu of soups and sandwiches changes with the seasons and the patio seating on the side is ideal for picnicking outdoors.