A converted cottage houses this beachside eatery serving California favorites, a popular breakfast, and cocktails.
Beside it is a small stand-alone Bootlegger Bar that is loosely connected and offers a slightly smaller menu of drinks.
There is both inside and outside seating.
To get here, however, you have to park on the other side of Pacific Coast Highway and take a shuttle from the lot.
This venue is unique in that it is built in an original beach cottage that friends and family of the Irvine family once leased. From the 30s to 50s, many such cottages were built up and down this stretch of land, and were a popular holiday location.
This area retains the scale and ambiance of a 1930's beach resort. It is also on Crystal Cove State Park land, a carefully conserved property interested in preserving this stretch of land.
This is not a tiki bar, but very tiki adjacent. They have issued several tiki mugs through Tiki Farm and offer tropical drinks. Additionally, there once was a Beachcomber Cafe sister location in Malibu (now closed) that had a dedicated tiki room and payed homage to the Tonga Lei that once existed nearby.
In the years after the close of this more tikified Malibu location, it seems their trend toward tiki has faded, but Crystal Cove is still a lovely venue to visit.