If you find yourself coming to Malibu through Kanan Dume Road, The Malibu Café Country Kitchen and Bar is an awesome place to stop for lunch.

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Malibu Café is part of Calamigos Ranch at the crossing of Kanan and Latigo Canyon Road. As you turn in you are welcomed by signs pointing towards the café at the bottom of a winding hill. Once you reach the bottom, the valet will be ready to take your car so you can begin your leisurely visit to The Malibu Café.

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Malibu Cafe is serving up “Nouveau Barbeque” for lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday and a stellar brunch Sundays. The Gerson Family has been serving classic dishes at this location for generations and they describe their Malibu Cafe as a fusion of signature dishes paired with modern cooking techniques. Menu items include truffle mac and cheese balls (yum!), banana bread French toast, and lavender smoked chicken.

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(Lavender Chicken, Side of Mac and Cheese, and Mint Julip)

And don’t forget about the cocktails! Their specialty cocktail menu blends classic mixes with a modern flair—like the “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” combo of Mezcal, blackberry, basil and lime. It has a rustic feel with wooden tables and Pinterest-esque décor perfect for large groups or an intimate affair—not to mention they host private events.

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Every weekend is bustling with people from all over Los Angeles and its surrounding cities. This place is a weekend destination not to be missed. Not only is the casual, fun, multi-generational atmosphere hard to beat, but the food is delicious too! Spend the day at Malibu Cafe, playing Ping-Pong and corn hole with a “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” in hand while waiting for your pulled pork sandwich.

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Make your reservation online through OpenTable at www.themalibucafe.com or call (818) 540-2400. (And, All Things Tip, you will definitely need one to get a table on the weekends).

The Malibu Cafe
327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265