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Surfas Restaurant Supply & Gourmet Food

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Gourmet Shop and Grocery Store
South Robertson, Culver City
57 Tips and reviews
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  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Before hitting the store, fuel up on a pastry or sandwich at their café next door: Even if you’re only going in for a single absinthe spoon (yes, they have that, too), you’ll want to look for hours. Read more
  • Frances
    FrancesMarch 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Tomato and Fig Sandwich.
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)December 30, 2015
    Solid restaurant supply store.
  • Winnie K.
    Winnie KhooNovember 18, 2015
    Good selection of kitchen supplies. Fave: Maple Spice Latte
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneOctober 2, 2014
    The free Saturday demos are fantastic!
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KSeptember 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
  • Maya C.
    Maya ConnSeptember 24, 2014
    Extremely disappointed. I came here looking for a specialty item. It appeared that either they were out of it or did not carry it. I very nicely asked but all I got was attitude.
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Surfas Café closes early, around 3pm
  • Ian B.
    Ian BlewittApril 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome place for people who appreciate restaurant grade kitchen stuff (or I suppose if you own a restaurant...)
  • Herman F.
    Herman FullerMarch 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is awesome.
  • Greg B.
    Greg BrysonOctober 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you need stuff for your bar and you're in a jam, don't even bother. They rarely have everything stocked. I have been dissapointed virtually every time I have been here.
  • Robert B.
    Robert BrillSeptember 11, 2013
    Failure. Apparently if you get sick and have to cancel no one knows how to - or is authorized to - or can manage a refund or rescheduling. Maybe should have gone there with a strep throat instead.
  • Maya
    MayaSeptember 7, 2013
    Ultimate BLT at the cafe is amazing.
  • Mucho C.
    Mucho Comida™August 23, 2013
    Some nice selections, but missing key items. Plus a little overpriced. Just my professional opinion. Enjoy.
  • Lil K.
    Lil KJuly 12, 2013
    Cooks/chefs... If you are looking for something in particular- it's best to call ahead to make sure they have it in stock.
  • Jess
    JessSeptember 22, 2012
    Free cooking demos on Saturdays! Great way to meet/interact with LA's best chefs and score really good recipes.
  • Itsvan J
    Itsvan JAugust 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Is the chef paradise you can find Everything, Everything for your job like a chef
  • Lee P.
    Lee PalaciosAugust 6, 2012
    This store has an incredible inventory but some of it is a bit over priced.
  • Michelle U.
    Michelle UngJune 29, 2012
    Chef Brian is awesome what a great cooking class
  • Andy H.
    Andy HandokoJune 11, 2012
    what a nice food!
  • Jamil T.
    Jamil ToureMay 1, 2012
    Any serious cook will love the cookware selection. This is restaurant quality stuff at good prices! The coffee, bakery & lunches are seriously addictive! Try caneles or biscuits in the baked goods.
  • Jamil T.
    Jamil ToureMay 1, 2012
    Take a class here, if only to cook on their restaurant quality stoves. Classes I fully recommend are any taught by Kaumudi Marathe of UnCurry ( She is great & you will eat well after ; )
  • Eric O.
    Eric OxenbergApril 15, 2012
    One of the best places in Los Angeles to buy gourmet cooking chocolates.
  • Sheri B.
    Sheri BurgessMarch 27, 2012
    The cheese dept. Needs to use proper tools. You don't cut blue cheese w a knife and they should be cutting harder cheeses w a wire . Hello wake up!!
  • Sheri B.
    Sheri BurgessMarch 27, 2012
    These guys really needto take the stick out &earn real customer service. A liitle help goes a long way.
  • Frdythbartender E.
    Frdythbartender EstrellaFebruary 29, 2012
    Great place to buy cheese and salami along with bartender spouts and pans great store
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    ❤️Ƙҽ  ժíժժվFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Cutest Cupcake cups and towers!!!
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    Been here 25+ times
    Everything needed for Pastries :)
  • Alice アリス M.
    Alice アリス MaiNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    White Alba truffles imported from Italy - only $4,000 a pound!
  • Talking Monkey
    Talking MonkeyNovember 12, 2011
    The Disneyland of specialty food and supplies.
  • Jay K.
    Jay KokernakOctober 27, 2011
    Jorge's chicken sandwich is the way to go
  • David R.
    David RozanskySeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Cheese Counter check in special! Show proof of checkin to cheese Counter to get 5% off a single cut of cheese.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WilkinsSeptember 16, 2011
    They close at 6 not 6:30.
  • David R.
    David RozanskySeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get fresh Burrata on Fridays
  • David R.
    David RozanskySeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Incredible cheeses!!!
  • Cupcakes and Cashmere
    Cupcakes and CashmereAugust 28, 2011
    Stock up on pretty cupcake liners, fun cookie cutters, and seriously good Valrhona chocolate. Also, they now carry Jeni's ice cream (my favorite is the Salty Caramel).
  • Sonia K.
    Sonia KazarovaAugust 1, 2011
    Frank in kitchen design an large equipment- is the absolute best!
  • The Standard
    The StandardJuly 25, 2011
    CA (Eat,Shop) One the best kitchen supply stores in the world. If you're looking for something specific, chances are Surfas has it! Their cafe is great, too- the sandwiches and salads are delish
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KellerMay 10, 2011
    Try the lobster club panini, if you're a lobster roll fan: not too indulgent @ this size but no less delicious.
  • ☃
    February 12, 2011
    Get chocolate covered cocoa nibs!
  • ☃
    February 12, 2011
    Get gelato & sorbet!
  • Robert A.
    Robert AndradeJanuary 22, 2011
    Buy Andi Philips and Ayn Nix book The Functional Foodie Now
  • Kristie H.
    Kristie HartJanuary 18, 2011
    Visit the cheese counter.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 3, 2010
    LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best Pot Shop!
  • Hilary C.
    Hilary CableDecember 3, 2010
    An amazing, but somewhat unreliable supplier of cookware. Example: Could not find an 8" cake pan w/removable bottom. Call ahead to make sure they have what you need.
  • Stacey H.
    Stacey H.October 11, 2010
    Amazing cheese selection! Try the truffle cheese...OMG!
  • rebecca
    rebeccaSeptember 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Vermont Butter is AWESOME.
  • Smivey
    SmiveyApril 17, 2010
    Try the veggie panini here. Actually, try anything. Just amazing food.
  • jay
    jayApril 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Kobe Burger quite tasty..
  • iwrott
    iwrottFebruary 20, 2010
    The pastrami was decent, horseraddish mustard a bit strong for my tastes. Read more
  • jay
    jayFebruary 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Jorge Chicken... Trust me..
  • Yunilda
    YunildaFebruary 8, 2010
    Had the most amazing fig and brie panini. Beautifully made with pesto and marinated fresh grape tomatoes. Melts all together in a bite of heavenly goodness.
  • John S.
    John SladeJanuary 30, 2010
    Cafe Surfas has Faygo sodas. The treat of childhood for countless middle westerners.
  • Bravo
    BravoJanuary 28, 2010
    Everything you will ever need for your kitchen! -Tressa Williams, Launch My Line
  • Michelle K.
    Michelle KempnerJanuary 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the biscuits @Cafe Surfas.
  • Yvette O.
    Yvette OlladaDecember 5, 2009
    If you take a baking class at Surfas you get a 10% off discount card good for up to 6 months! Class Schedule: Read more
  • Enrico Z.
    Enrico ZiniJanuary 19, 2015
    Tutto quello che serve!!
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