Big Sur, Nepenthe

Nepenthe, a restaurant along the Big Sur coastline, is a three-tiered property lush with vegetation, and a vista of the Pacific Ocean that borders on the mystical.

The word, Nepenthe, first appears in Homer’s Odyssey, and figuratively means that which chases away sorrow, grief, or mourning. It was said to be a magical potion given to quell all sorrow with forgetfulness.

The first level is a small parking lot surrounded by trees. The second level, up a flight of stairs, around lush vegetation and trees, leads to the gift shop and a terraced Cafe Kevah where lunch is served.

Continuing up another flight of stairs is the main large terrace with outdoor tables and a small indoor seating area and bar. The outer rim of the terrace is lined by a plank type table that extends around the ocean side allowing for an incredible view as you sip a cocktail or eat.

Words do not describe the beauty, and I will move on to additional photos I took while there this last weekend.

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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6 Responses to Big Sur, Nepenthe

  1. eof737 says:

    OMG! You bring back wonderful memories because I went to that restaurant when I got engaged, and then we drove up Big Sur and spent the night at that yoga retreat… name escapes me now. IT is a beautiful restaurant. 🙂


  2. suitablefish says:

    Wonderful views of Big Sur. Nepenthe: that which chases away sorrow, grief, or mourning. Your photos capture this.


  3. What a breathtaking, beautiful view and experience. I always dreamt of visiting this place when I was still in California but never had the chance. Now I got to see it through you. Maybe someday I will see it in person but for now, I have this post to admire the amazing Big Sur. Thank you.


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