In Greek, Nepenthe means "isle of no care" and this place stayed true to it by being travellers' place to stop, to dream, and to lift a cup to kindness.
Watched over by the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains, Nepenthe has been the mecca of poets, artists, travellers, for the past 60 years.
Before reaching the restaurant itself, you'll pass by the Phoenix shops and Café Kevah.
Nepenthe's association with the Phoenix bird has been a standard and a sculpture of it sits where a sturdy Oak Tree once stood.
The weather was again gloomy that day, so I can just imagine how the view would've been if the sky was any clearer.
You have the option to eat cozily inside or eat outside while enjoying the view (which was all fog during that day, by the way).
We ended up eating inside since it was really cold outside and it was a bit windy. We started off our lunch with their Dreamy Delight and Pink Lemonade.
We ordered their Laura Chenel Goat Cheese and Roasted Whole Garlic, Basket of French Fries, and The Famous Ambrosiaburger,
For dessert, we tried their Four Layer Chocolate Fudge Cake.
After having lunch, we immediately hit the road since I came from a night shift and was already feeling drowsy.
Just before we reach Bixby Bridge, the sky cleared and we were greeted with this awesome view by the coast.
By the time we reached Bixby Bridge, we had this fantastic view.
We had to pull over to be able to appreciate the view, like most of the cars that passed by the area.
I've spent a good 30 minutes taking photos and these are my outputs: