Serves meat, veg options available. Store and takeaway lunch cafe. Counter service. Menu includes various sandwiches, veggieburgers, and non vegetarian food items. Has 1-2 vegan burgers. Also a small store stocking snack foods and drinks, including some natural foods brands. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Ovo, Lacto, American, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg
3835 S Cross Creek Rd (shopping plaza)
Malibu, California 90265

Mon-Sat 10:00am-4:00pm, Sun 11:00am-4:00pm



First Review by ershultz
  • vegetarian

Quite Bites

Posted on 01 / 27 / 2012

I had read about this place on happycow, and have eaten here several times. Here's my John's Garden Cafe review.

The cafe and store is located inside a popular shopping plaza. You order the food from the counter and sit outside in the courtyard to eat. It's basically fast food: burgers and sandwiches. We usually get the veggieburger or veggie sandwiches. Vegan options are limited, but the staff will accommodate upon request.

Convenient when visiting the Malibu area or traveling thru.

Pros: inexpensive, has vegetarian, courtyard playground
Cons: conventional
  • vegan

Best food in Malibu

Posted on 01 / 04 / 2010

I've lived in Malibu for 23 years and have witnessed the many faces of John's Garden. They've always held high standards in their food, and still do. They used to have a fresh produce market attached to the sandwich shop, but do to rent hikes (probably) have cut down on their space. Their vegan options have expanded and offer many vegan burgers and wraps, and offer veganaise. They used to carry raw vegan cheesecake, but I don't know if they still do. Sandwiches are a little pricey, but their portions are generous (they don't skimp on avocado!). Tons of vegan friendly snacks and drinks, not to mention very friendly staff!

Pros: healthy, vegan friendly, tastey
Cons: price, beware of pigeons


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