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Marmalade Cafe - Malibu

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American, Californian
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3894 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
+1 310-317-4242
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: We take great pride in our restaurants and view them as a personal...
We take great pride in our restaurants and view them as a personal reflection of ourselves. Consequently we only hire employees who are as excited about our operations as we are. Our concept is very simple. Customers enjoy dining in a spectacular environment matched with wonderful food and fully attentive service. When you visit us you will see that we have provided just that.
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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a surprisingly wonderful find...

We were headed up PC1 to SF and needed food on the way. Did a quick TripAdvisor search, liked the reviews and stopped. Bodacious breakfast - all super fresh ingredients and a truly inventive menu. Not your typical breakfast venue! The staff are all wonderful and the setting, well hey, it's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Dan O
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North Carolina
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North Carolina
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were headed up PC1 to SF and needed food on the way. Did a quick TripAdvisor search, liked the reviews and stopped. Bodacious breakfast - all super fresh ingredients and a truly inventive menu. Not your typical breakfast venue! The staff are all wonderful and the setting, well hey, it's Malibu - PERFECT. If you are travelling PCH this... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Their mushroom soup is the best! Nice little place..Chain restaurant, and all of their restaurants are good. Chicken picatta is one of my favorites here.

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Mico, TX
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104 reviews 104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was a little skeptical at first because this is a chain but they are a well oiled machine and everything we ordered was just perfect! We had the Oatmeal/Raisin/Granola with fruit (delicious!) the Bacon Cheddar & Arugula "Grits and Eggs" Omgosh to die for! And the Buttermilk Pancakes -- super yummy! It was all very good and the service... More 

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Guildford, Surrey, England
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Sadly this lovely old restaurant is now a Mexican, so we did not stay to eat as planned. In previous years it has always been busy, but on this visit there was only one table occupied and that was at lunchtime.

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Los Angeles, California
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474 reviews 474 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We've been to Marmalade on several occasions and the food is always good. The service is good also. My only complaint is that the place is a bit claustrophobic, long and narrow with no windows other than the entrance. I just think they need to lighten the place up. Well that's my opinion anyway. I'll still go there to eat,... More 

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Malibu
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I eat there often. There is a counter seating area. Can get quite busy but service is spot on. It's a noisy little place but I don't usually go there to engage in conversation with a guest, just to enjoy the great food and attentive service. Great burgers, fries and flat bread pizza.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Pancakes and French Toast with flair and flavor! Brunch and lunch items were all delicious. Peach mimosas were terrific! Atmosphere of engaged conversations and fun times! A must visit!

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Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My wife and I planned to have breakfast here based on reviews. Everything was amazing. We had excellent service, delicious food and the cafe had a great vibe. We will return on our next trip Malibu. I tried the PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN PANCAKE WITH SALTED CARAMEL BUTTER and would highly recommend (see photo).

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Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

I was invited to join a friend at one of her local favorite breakfast spots. Great choice!!! She had an egg white frittata while I had a turkey hash with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce on top. Both came with a side of fresh fruit. Sweet, fresh touch to our monster size breakfast plates. The wait staff always gave a... More 

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Honolulu
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It looked crowded but they did a great job moving people in and out quickly - thank you! food was good and reasonable for Malibu - would and will go back! Loved the artichoke dip!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3894 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 310-317-4242

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Description

We take great pride in our restaurants and view them as a personal reflection of ourselves. Consequently we only hire employees who are as excited about our operations as we are. Our concept is very simple. Customers enjoy dining in a spectacular environment matched with wonderful food and fully attentive service. When you visit us you will see that we have provided just that.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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