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Surfas Opening in Costa Mesa

Norm Man Jul 8, 2012 05:43 PM

Good news for OC Hounds. Surfas is opening a location in Costa Mesa:


  1. Porthos Dec 2, 2012 06:14 PM

    Stopped by today...damn youse!!! Just finished an entire baguette with echire butter. Picked up some epoisses. Picked up boudin blanc and boudin noir. Picked up some more olive oil, pasta, and San Marzano tomatoes.

    The cheese and cured meat selections are up and running near full stock. White truffles are available. There were many empty shelves and it looks like they are still bringing in goodies.

    This place is going to kill it for the holidays.

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      mikester Nov 15, 2012 11:37 AM

      Apparently, news of the CM location opening are highly exaggerated (apologies to Mark Twain).

      I e-mailed Surfas and just received this:

      Hi Michael,

      We don’t have an opening date yet. We will be updating customers on facebook, twitter and via email blasts. You can sign up for our email list on surfasonline.com

      Thank you

      4 Replies
      1. re: mikester
        mikester Nov 22, 2012 08:09 AM

        Well, it looks like Surfas CM is finally about to open!

        I was there yesterday and the cafe and the store both looked great, and it looked like they were running through some final training for staff. Surfas' Facebook page says they will be opening on Friday, the 23rd.

        1. re: mikester
          sel Nov 22, 2012 10:41 AM

          I too stopped by after a trip to Portola Coffee Lab and although it looked open from a far, the sign on the front door says grand opening Friday!

          1. re: mikester
            mikester Nov 27, 2012 11:02 AM

            They opened on Friday, I was officially the first customer at the cheese and charcuterie counter ! I bought some of the amazing cheeses and also a few outstanding pork products from Angel's, out of Encinitas - who knew !

            This is a great addition to the OC food world.

            1. re: mikester
              A5 KOBE Nov 27, 2012 11:21 AM

              I went there too on Friday more towards after lunch. Bought two carbon steel pans and some nueske canadian bacon. Great that you can grab a great cup of coffee at Portola and then swing by Surfas after.

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          happycooking Oct 14, 2012 09:06 PM

          Any updates on Surfas opening date in the OC...I saw they were hiring on their website...

          5 Replies
          1. re: happycooking
            js76wisco Oct 16, 2012 01:28 PM

            On the Eater LA website they quoted an employee at the Culver City store - late October or early November.

            1. re: happycooking
              Das Ubergeek Nov 5, 2012 09:09 AM

              This Friday, according to multiple people at the Culver City store.


              1. re: Das Ubergeek
                mikester Nov 12, 2012 09:52 AM

                I went to see on Friday, and it was not yet open, there were people working in there, but it looked like there was quite a bit still to do...

                1. re: mikester
                  TNT Adventures Nov 13, 2012 11:22 AM

                  Surfas in Costa Mesa open now according to Eater LA.

                  1. re: TNT Adventures
                    UtopianDreem Nov 14, 2012 12:53 PM

                    No such luck. As of lunch hour today, it still isn't open. Sign on the window said opening soon and there appeared to be some construction going on inside. Suspense is building!

            2. Dommy Jul 8, 2012 08:17 PM

              I say to make it fair, Culver City should get in return, Portola, Savory Spice Shop and one of those cute little clothing boutiques...

              6 Replies
              1. re: Dommy
                TheOxfordian Jul 31, 2012 12:21 AM

                Yes, there are a lot of new shops going into SoCo (South Coast Collection) in Costa Mesa.
                Surfas and Rolling Greens, although I don't know how they are going to recreate that cool Culver City vibe.

                Love the OC Mart Mix, tho, and love love the Savory Spice Shop. Cool people and fresh ground spices - the best!

                1. re: TheOxfordian
                  js76wisco Aug 6, 2012 10:55 AM

                  Does anybody know when Surfas is going to be open?

                  1. re: js76wisco
                    mrsjoujou Aug 6, 2012 01:23 PM

                    I walked by it on sat and from the look of it(nothing happening)it will be months.

                    1. re: mrsjoujou
                      happycooking Aug 20, 2012 11:41 PM

                      where is this located in Costa Mesa?

                      1. re: happycooking
                        Servorg Aug 21, 2012 08:10 AM

                        If you click on the hyperlink provided by the OP the story gives the exact future address.

                        1. re: happycooking
                          TheOxfordian Sep 3, 2012 04:34 PM

                          @happycooking: Surfas will be opening in SoCo (South Coast Collection) where the OC Mart Mix is (Savory Spice Shop, Portola Coffee Lab, etc). Harbor blvd / 405 in Costa Mesa.

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