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In summer 2013, the Malibu Farm Pier Cafe ★★, 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy. (www.malibu-farm.com; [tel] 310/456-1112), took over the state-owned space over the water at the end of the renovated Malibu Pier. With ocean views in every direction, it has won locals over with fresh, organic fare from the owner’s small farm and others, emphasizing vegetables and grains, simple preparations, and restrained use of sauces. (The more formal Malibu Pier Restaurant & Bar also opened in 2013 at the beach end, but for ocean views, we’re going with the cafe.)