There’s been one place that I have been itching to visit in LA. It combines two of my favorite things in this world: food and the beach. This place is Malibu Farm in Malibu, CA. It is seriously one of the most Instagram worthy places with its gorgeous deck, shabby chic decor, and beach views. I could not stop freaking out at how beautiful it was.
Malibu Farm is a farm to table cafe and restaurant situated right on Malibu Pier. The cafe is at the end of the pier and the restaurant is at the beginning of the pier. It is locally owned by a woman named Helene who sources all the ingredients from her own backyard and local farms. I love the concept of this place. They not only source local ingredients, they are also completely transparent about where they get their food. They list the farms they use on their website. Knowing where my food comes from allows me to have more of connection with it and to also appreciate the journey it took to my plate.
The freshness of the ingredients translated to the plate. My cousin and I came for lunch on a Friday afternoon and got seated right away. The restaurant has a ton of seating as they have real estate on both sides of the pier. We sat right over the beach which made for a beautiful view as we ate. We could see the waves crashing on the beach and the surfers out on the waves. It was just pure bliss and so LA. I ordered the grass fed beef burger with creamy potatoes and a glass of f’rose. The burger was the bomb dot com. It was juicy, tasty, and just melted in my mouth. I downed it in 10 minutes flat. My cousin ordered the fish tacos which came with all the components separated on a wooden platter. This was a cool way to present fish tacos because you can essentially make it your own!
Other menu items we were considering were the soy-ginger skirt steak, cauliflower crust pizza, stoplight tacos trio, and breaded mustard chicken. They also have a huge assortment of drinks and cocktails. I got the f’rose which was served in a cute little mason jar, and my cousin got the watermelon mimosa. Both drinks were refreshing and made me feel like it was the middle of summer, not halfway through fall.
The price point for this place is a tad higher which is to be expected given the quality of the food. Lunch menu items run from $12 to $30. Sandwiches, salads, and starters run in the $12-$20 range while the lunch plates are in the $20-$30 range. Worth. Every. Penny. I seriously can’t wait to come back to try more of their menu items! I highly recommend making a trip out here if you are in the Malibu area.