Malibu Farm's Light and Airy Interior Makes It the Perfect New Sunday Brunch Spot


Known for years as the quintessential go-to spot for bloggers, celebrities, and Angelenos willing to make the trek, Malibu Farm’s original location atop the Malibu Pier branded itself on mixing on trend food items (thinking juice cleanse meets avocado toast), a shabby-chic laid-back interior, and a stunning view. Now, four locations later the iconic cafe has crawled down the coastline to Newport’s very own Lido Marina Village. 


Of course this isn’t the first spot to appeal to the masses on the recently redesigned deck that makes up Lido Mariana—Zinque made way from LA, along with Nobu, which makes the perfect mix to OC original such as Lido Bottle Works and Circle Hook. 

So what makes Malibu Farm draw a full house on any weekday while being the new-guy? Sure foodies will credit the organic, mindfully sourced menu, but as designers we like to think it probably has something to do with the refined, fresh, and airy interior. 


The setup of the space is very transitional indoor-outdoor and all of about 10 feet from the harbor, which means expect to watch some combination of sailors, rowers, and mega-yachts pass by as you slurp down your watermelon juice. The design of the space itself seems very Hamptons home with a modern twist— reclaimed Russian Oak tables with long benches and fur throws alongside banquet seating with leather backs. Linen stripes meet camel-toned leather and brass fixtures contrast marble tops. The space is on trend but still nods to the relaxed and refined beach culture that makes up Newport. 

In addition to the restaurant, directly adjacent to the space is an ice cream bar and coffee shop along with a curated selection of clothing, tableware, books, and accessories. They also offer a private dining room for special occasions. 


Check out Malibu Farm’s Menu here or visit their Lido Marina Village location at 3420 Via Oporto - Newport Beach, California.

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