Malibu is one of my favorite places in Southern California. With its gorgeous coastal scenery, cliffside views, and dramatic ocean waves, it’s a dreamland for many, and a home for the wealthy. If you happen to be on vacation in LA, it’s a perfect day escape. And while you may not leave the traffic behind (the 101 can get very crowded), you will undoubtedly trade the heat in for cooler ocean temperatures.
Situated on the Malibu Pier, is Malibu Farm, a group of restaurants with four locations, two of which happen to be on the Pier itself. At the start of the Pier is Malibu Farm Restaurant, with table service, a full bar, and dinner reservations. At the end of the Pier is Malibu Farm Cafe, with counter service, beer and wine, and is walk-in only. Depending on your mood, you’ll probably prefer one over the other, but no matter which you choose, you won’t be disappointed by the views or the food.
Malibu Farm Restaurant
- At the start of the Malibu Pier
- Table service
- Full bar
- Accepts dinner reservations (no reservations for lunch)
Malibu Farm Cafe
- Counter service
- Beer and wine only
- Walk-in only (no reservations)
Whatever you choose, it’ll be a good meal and worth your visit – even if just to snap a few pictures. And make sure you pop into the store that’s situated right across from the Cafe at the end of the Pier. I picked up some cute Malibu themed items, none of which felt touristy.