Lunch with a view? Yes please!
I don’t know why, but I’m a little skeptical of ocean side eateries. The views are gorgeous, but I never feel like the food would be spectacular. Malibu Farm Pier Cafe changed all of that for me.
They have gorgeous ocean views and pretty amazing food…sadly I didn’t get a proper pic of the views, but I got plenty of the food 😉
We were both pretty tired and hungry by the time we got to Malibu and we were ready to eat. We were a little worried when we saw the line, but we got seated pretty quickly since it was just the hubs and I.
We immediately skimmed the menu and placed our orders. Everything sounded delicious, but we went for the nicoise salad and a steak sandwich.
We had never had a nicoise salad and loved all the components. The fresh salad greens were coated in the perfect amount of creamy dressing. The green beans were crisp and sweet while the potatoes were soft and added a nice carby-ness to the dish. The tomatoes were juicy and the eggs added an extra layer of creaminess. The olives balanced everything out by adding a pop of brininess. The salmon was perfectly cooked-crispy outside and tender, flaky inside.
This was possibly THE best salad I had ever had. I love having little samplings of things (as you may all know) and this was just that. That being said, it was a pretty humongous salad with a pretty hefty piece of salmon.
The steak in the sandwich was cooked beautifully, the slaw added some freshness and a little bit of sweetness, and the bread did a great job of holding everything together and not getting soggy.
We wanted to try their ice-cream for dessert, but a lot of the flavors we wanted to try were out so we decided to go for some chia pudding instead. It was made with coconut milk and topped with slices of banana and powdered sugar.
It was cool, creamy, and sweet way to end our gorgeous meal!
If you’re ever in Malibu I would highly recommend Malibu Farm Pier Cafe for a sweet lunch spot and if you’re not tell me about some of your favorite hidden lunch gems in the comments below!