MiamiMalibu Kitchen Miami, Cali vegan comes to Florida

By Ophelia Froud, Founder
29 November '19

We’re super fans of the original Malibu Farm overlooking the Pacific at the end of Malibu Pier in California. In fact it was stumbling upon this gem of a plant-based café on a road trip that led us to create Glowcation.

We couldn’t believe that gems like this could be missed on road trips and travels and we wanted to share our discoveries with the world so that you too could find a healthy meal with a view when you are on the go.

So we were thrilled on a recent visit to Miami to have the chance to visit the sister location. Would it have the same menu? The same vibe? Or would it be different?

Three reasons to go there:

• The sensational views over the ocean. Like the original Malibu Kitchen this Glowcation sits overlooking beautiful views of the ocean. Add in the boardwalk and some Miami fun.

• The plant-based and vegan menu with fresh produce.

• The super stylish decor and smartly dressed staff in navy uniforms

The Location

Malibu Farm Miami is part of the Eden Roc hotel so we struggled a bit to get in at first. We found the gate to the hotel but then had to wait for a hotel resident to let us in. Not the easiest way to get in but worth it!

Once in through the gate you go up the stairs to the main restaurant and look down across the view.

It’s set at the far end of South Beach so expect it to be a quieter area than the rest of this lively strip of beach packed with party hotels.

The Space

It was a scorching hot Miami day and the restaurant is open air so expect it to be warm! The tables, chairs and setting is Cali chic -wide planked wooden floors and tables and w love the branded kilner jars filled with cold-pressed juices.

The crowd

It was a mix of corporate customers and holiday makers when we went.


What we ordered:

The Greek Salad with a tangy dressing although it could have done with more feta. We added freshly grilled shrimps for some added protein. We ordered plenty of watermelon juice to quench our thirst which was totally delicious.

We also tried the rainbow coloured vegetable platter which we loved.

Whilst its unfair to compare sisters we did feel that the original Malibu Kitchen had the edge over its Miami sister in both menu and taste for vegans and plant-based food lovers. There are more meat options on this menu though if you are travelling or visiting with a meat lover.

The Bill

Greek Salad — $22 local feta – olives – cucumber – bell pepper onions plus shrimp $ 15
Watermelon Juice — $11
Cruditè — $17 seasonal garden vegetables – garbanzo beans hummus green goddess dressing


The little things that make a difference

Don’t forget the 18% service charge that is standard in Miami.

That view.

 

Malibu Kitchen

4525 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach,
FLORIDA 33140,

+1 305-674-5579
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