LA, MalibuMalibu Farm. the café with the best view in LA

By Caly AKA @veganfeelsgood
25 June '18

With a sensational scenic view over the Pacific Ocean, and a cool, Californian interior,  Malibu Farm is a must visit and where the Glowcation brand began.

 

Both the Malibu Farm Restaurant and Malibu Farm Café perch on Malibu Pier, overlooking the ocean front. The restaurant at the entrance of the pier serves full plates, while the café at the end of the pier offers counter-service. I would recommend the restaurant for its elegant setting and fuller menu. The motto “Organic. Fresh. Local” sets the mood for a healthy Californian meal.


Setting

Malibu Farm is a chic, clapperboard beach house that overlooks a haven for surfers. It has whitewashed wooden furniture, string lights hanging from beams, linen cushions and blankets to curl ups in, a flying Californian flag and large communal tables.

If you wander to the end you will find Ranch on the Pier- a carefully curated gift shop owned by a member of the Bamford family who run Daylesford.

There is both indoor and outdoor seating available, but we suggest outdoor sitting either directly overlooking the pier or in a cozy booth.

Your view is waves crashing on the shore and watching surfers from afar!

Little things

The staff embody the casual Californian and friendly attitude and are very attentive. Even though there is not a lot of veggie options, they nicely make recommendations as to what to order or replace in your dish.

We also love there merchandise which includes branded kilner jars, blankets and cookery books.

Nothing compares to having a meal in the sun with the wind in your hair, breathing the salty air and taking the time to pause and appreciate the calming view.

The fresh juice test

Malibu Farm is known for its colourful juices served in Malibu Farm-stamped glass jars and reusable straws.

The smoothies and juices are all freshly squeezed with a choice of green (mint lemon), pink (watermelon) or orange juice. I chose the kale and apple juice which has a beautiful dark green hue. It was refreshing, but a little too sweet for my taste.

What else?

Malibu Farm is all about fresh organic and local produce which I’m all for ! The founder states on the website that for her people should “Eat the real thing or don’t eat at all”.

Another good point for me is that it is accessible by public transportation with a bus stop in front of the pier. LA is not known for having an efficient public transportation system, but there is a direct bus from Santa Monica to Malibu and it is more eco-friendly !

What we ate

You will find healthy dishes in the menu ranging from salads to fresh small plates, sandwiches or cauliflower crust pizza. There are not a lot of vegetarian and vegan options but I chose a grilled vegetable sandwich.

The sandwich itself is composed of multi-grain bread,  hummus, zucchini, arugula, eggplant, bell pepper and served with a side of arugula and beetroot quinoa salad.

It’s a filling fresh dish which leaves a little bit of room for dessert. You have to order ice-cream at Malibu Farm – instead of scoops, they give you a small pint ! I had the vegan matcha which is my favourite and it’s super creamy!

The bill

Kale Apple juice   $9.00
Vegan Sandwich  $15.00
Vegan Matcha Ice cream  $8.00
+ tax

What made us glow

The breathtaking view, the casual surfer chic atmosphere and the ice cream !

 



 

 

 

 

 

Malibu Farm Café

23000 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

(310) 456-1112
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