Port Orford claims to be the oldest townsite on the Oregon Coast. It’s a tiny coastal town with beautiful views, plenty of wind, and just enough personality to paw at your heart, like a sickly little kitten.
My family lives on the Oregon Coast, and so I swing through Port Orford every so often. There isn’t much for the caffeine-deprived in Curry County, at least if you’re looking for quality above half-a-day-old hotpot sludge. Siren’s Cove is an oasis in a sea of salt water, grocery store deli food, and failed mom and pop shops.
I’ve been here a few times. On the inside is a cozy cafe. There are the normal drink items and a few standards pastries, but what’s great about this place is it’s selection of chocolates! It’s like a mini See’s Candies. The display case is adorned with beautiful little confectionaries. Chocolate covered this and that’s with icing and drizzles. Oh my.
Upon my first visit I ordered an iced coffee. The girl behind the counter grabbed a pot of hot coffee and poured it into a cup full of ice. While I watched her do it I thought to myself, well I suppose that’ll work just fine. It didn’t. I didn’t even notice that all the ice had already melted until I was a minute down the road. What I was left with was a lukewarm coffee in a clear plastic cup. Gross. I drank it anyway. A long road trip is a long road trip, and anything helps.
But I’ve gone back several times since then. Their smoothies are tasty, though a little sweet for my taste. Just a few days ago I ordered a 12oz latte through their cute drive-thru (pictured above). It had two expresso shots and tasted rich and creamy like any good latte should. The service has always been great, and I am proud to support the little shop that could.
Not many businesses survive in Port Orford. This has been going strong for a couple of years now, and it’s the only good option for coffee in at least 30 miles in any direction. I’ll remain a customer whenever I swing through town. Stop on in and support the business!