Recently we visited the Anchor Inn Cafe, and the Sport Fishing Pier, both located in Malibu, California on the Pacific Coast Highway. Today’s feature contains images of automobiles at the Big Rock Beach Cafe which was situated east of the Pier near Tuna Canyon Park, and closer to Santa Monica.
The Cafe and the cottages next to it were owned by Harry Canfield, and it apparently opened in 1950 or ’51 after the Trading Post Cafe he owned and also located in Malibu was destroyed by a fire. The lead image shows the eatery shortly after it opened.
The two photos below were taken after more signage was added in the early-1950s. Later, an enclosed area named the “poop deck” was added to the ocean side of the building for accommodating more diners. Today the upscale Moonshadows restaurant is located on the site.
Tell us what you find of interest in this photograph courtesy of the Huntington Library.