Hours of Operation

Nepenthe Restaurant - Open 365 days a year

Lunch 11:30 - 4:30 every day

Dinner 5:00 - 10:00
    closed for dinner Thanksgiving & Christmas
    dinner till 10:30 4th of July weekend to Labor Day

Cafe Kevah

Open every day, weather permitting (outdoor seating only)

Cafe Kevah closes for a few weeks each winter from the
Monday after New Years till Friday of Presidents Weekend.

Brunch, Coffee & Pastries begin at 9:00 daily

Phoenix Shop

Open every day 10:30 - 7:00

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Directions & Maps for Visiting Nepenthe

Nepenthe is located in the heart of the Big Sur Country. Click here to see the map.
Situated on the ocean side of Highway One, our property is 29 miles South of Carmel and 63 miles North of San Simeon.

Between these two points, Highway #1 is a spectacular, scenic coastal highway.
Our sign, driveway and parking area are directly adjacent to Highway #1. You can't miss us.

VISITOR TIP: Although Big Sur is beautiful in the summer and the days are long, you'll be able to enjoy it's majestic views, unencumbered trails and roads if you plan your visit for the off peak season from November to April. In addition, many hotels in the area offer greatly reduced winter rates.

From Los Angeles -

The Quicker Route

Follow Interstate 405 North from Los Angeles International Airport towards San Fernando, about 15 miles.

Take Interstate 5 North to Route 46, about 116 miles.

Take State Route 46 West through Paso Robles and on to Cambria, about 92 miles.

Be careful, you must follow US Route 101 south for 1 mile in Paso Robles to continue on State 46 West to Cambria.

Follow State Route 1 North through Cambria and on North to Nepenthe in 73 miles.
The total driving distance is 296 miles. About five hours.

The Scenic Route

Take Interstate 405 North from Los Angeles International Airport to the intersection with US Route 101 North, about 15 miles.

Follow US Route 101 North from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, about 71 miles.

On the north side of Santa Barbara take State Route 154 North past Lake Cachuma, about 34 miles.

Return to US Route 101 North in Los Olivos, and follow it to San Luis Obispo, about 52 miles.

Take State Route 1 North through Cambria, San Simeon, and on to Nepenthe, about 104 miles.

The total driving distance is 267 miles. About six hours

From San Francisco -

The Quicker Route

Follow Interstate 280 South from Bay Bridge to Cupertino, about 35 miles.

Take State Route 85 South to US Route 101, about 18 miles.

Take US Route 101 South to Prunedale, about 30 miles.

Take State Route 156 West to Marina, about 5 miles.

Follow State Route 1 South through Monterey, Carmel and South to Nepenthe, about 51 miles

The total driving distance is 139 miles. About three hours.

The Scenic Route

Follow Interstate 280 South from Bay Bridge to Daly City, about 10 miles.

Take State Route 1 South through Pacifica, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel, and on to Nepenthe, about 135 miles.

The total driving distance is 145 miles. About three-and-a-half hours.


NEPENTHE

48510 Highway #1, Big Sur, California 93920

(831) 667-2345

Fax: (831) 667-2394

E-mail Nepenthe