Surfas Culinary District

3309 Hyland Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


  • Sun 11am-5pm, Mon-Sat 9am-6pm
  • $$
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Free Parking
Surfas Culinary District is a market in Costa Mesa. Take a Williams-Sonoma, mix it up with a Costco, add a dash of Smart & Final, season it with a little bit of Whole Foods, and you have Surfas. At its core, the place is a food hobbyist's toy store where some major coin can be dropped on professional-grade equipment and supplies. Every conceivable gadget and doodad a chef, baker or restaurateur could ever need is here, from fancy cocktail skewers with those cute curlicue tops to a gigantic commercial mixer with a dough hook large enough to be mistaken for one of the Queen Mary's propeller blades. Surfas also has a restaurant, which is a destination in and of itself, that makes one of the better burgers in the county. This is a serious adult burger--a burger that utilizes no less than a Kobe beef patty cooked to spec, stung with just the right amount of Point Reyes blue cheese, a measured smear of horseradish mayo, fistfuls of arugula, red onion and a slice of tomato. All of it is hugged by a shiny, well-toasted challah bun well-suited for the messy, juicy characteristics of the sandwich. It’s kind of expensive at nearly $13 a pop, but worthy.

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