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Marmalade Cafe - Malibu

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3894 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265-4933
+1 310-317-4242
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

The restaurant is convenient, welcoming and the food is fine. It can be crowded on holidays and weekends. It's a very noisy place so I enjoy it most when I go with a friend and it's possible to talk. With more than one person it is hard to hear. I like breakfast or lunch, especially the chicken tortilla soup with... More 

Thank PamellaMalibu
Santa Monica, California
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

I had the turkey sausage scramble which is always great and comes with guac, tomatoes, black beans and corn tortillas. My only question is why they don't have better coffee. The coffee they serve is so poor it throws off the rest of the experience.

Thank Tom R
Fillmore, New York
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Our family was cruising after attending a "cars $ coffee" sports car meetup. This was the first restaurant we saw. No previous expectations or knowledge of the place. I had an pineapple upside down pancake. Terrific, large (but I finished it all). My wife had a stack of pancakes. Son had "the Marmalade Breakfast". Also good. Same for the hash... More 

Thank Don G
Malibu, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

I love to have breakfast brunch or lunch at this place. My favorite dish are the scrambled eggs with salmon! Also love the steak and eggs. Large menu with enough choice for everyone, i'm sure that you will find a dish that you will enjoy!

Thank Mike S
Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

We came here for breaky and ordered the blueberry pancakes and the egg white vegetable frittata. Both were delicious and very generous in size. Great service, can't wait to come back and try the other great items on the menu.

Thank Georgina R
Dallas, Texas
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

food was horrible. ordered two kids burger for my kids and they eat burgers from anywhere but here. i tasted it and was dry and nothing to it. bun was stale and hard. they need to get it together. waitress was in lala land and had to beg for a bill. kids were still hungry and took cookies on the... More 

Thank Ajay K
Los Angeles, California
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914 reviews
673 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Being a local, we've eaten at Marmalade several times over the years and used to enjoy it more then. Our recent stop was so-so. The food was average at best and the service lacking. They advertised a bowl of chili, I asked if I could get a cup of chili to go with my meal and was flatly denied. At... More 

Thank ZumaDawg
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Are breakfast here while in Malibu visiting s friend- really great food- cooked fresh and great flavor- bacon Bloody Mary was off the charts- thick cut of peppered bacon in a really good Bloody Mary - a must try!!

Thank Uknowitbaby
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

My husband and I stopped in for breakfast before our hike. The service was good and the waitress was really friendly. it's clear they do a good job here, because there were so many locals coming in. She knew them all by name. Overall, breakfast was tasty, but was a bit pricy. ($50). I would eat here again.

Thank Holly J
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

A group with 4 ate here for brunch while hanging in Malibu. The service was great and the food, delicious! Definitely a place I'd go back to.

Thank Nicole R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3894 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265-4933
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 310-317-4242
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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