Without American cuisine, national pride would be rooted solely in baseball games, Olympic victories, and competitions to see who can rap "The Star Spangled Banner" the fastest. Pay culinary homage to patriotic sentiments with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of contemporary American fare and drink (or $25 toward a gift card) at Coogie's Beach Cafe, located in Malibu.
Coogie Beach Cafe's amiable servers convey comestibles from a menu adorned with both traditional and imaginative American cuisine crafted from fresh, quality components, earning the accolade of one of AOL Travel's Best Malibu Restaurants. Savory breakfast bites, such as the short rib and chorizo quesadilla ($14), dance in a conga line through mouth caverns, as the blueberry wheat pancakes' ($8.50) sweet aromas waft across a juice and beverage bar sporting healthful potables such as the Paradise blend ($6), a tropical fruit elixir as smooth as silk pajamas emitting Barry White ballads. Veggie-seeking smiles can sink into a lunch or dinner serving of gluten-free quinoa linguini, peppered with wild arugula, dried tomatoes, garlic, goat cheese, and toasted pine nuts ($12.50; add grilled chicken for $3). Carnivorous cravings are equally quelled with the Coogie's burger, a succulent Angus patty infused with pesto siphoned from Italy's underground system of condiment canals on a brioche bun ($12.50).
Imbibe among the outdoor patio's fresh breezes, or plant mouth porcelains in contemporary café fare amid an airy interior punctuated with sandy walls, exposed brick, and weathered wooden surfboards. The restaurant is canopied by a colossal central skylight that invites vibrant shafts of natural light and extraterrestrial laser beams.
Coogie's Beach Cafe
Using predominantly organic and local ingredients, Coogie's Beach Cafe puts a distinctly Californian spin on traditional American comfort food—a natural combination to fill its traveler-friendly oceanside perch just off the Pacific Coast Highway. Chefs fete early birds with breakfast treats such as blueberry pancakes topped with maple-glazed granola and serve a spicy bayou scramble alongside zucchini muffins. Lunch and dinner find organic greens and wild arugula admiring the brawn of Angus beef, filet mignon, and herb-roasted free-range chicken. The menu is broad enough to harbor options for vegetarians (garden veggie tacos), the gluten-averse (quinoa pasta), and kids (sesame-crusted chicken fingers). House-made desserts include Granny Smith apple pie.
The bar sends forth a fountain of fruit smoothies, fresh-squeeze juices, homemade lemonade, and organic hot teas, depending on the season. When sea breezes are favorable, diners relax on a palm-shaded patio; otherwise, they munch beneath a big central skylight and weathered wooden surfboards, safely hiding out from vengeful waves.
23755 W Malibu Rd.
Malibu, California 90265Get Directions