I’ve been to Cafe Surfas three times so far. I, of course, checked out their Yelp page before visiting. Pretty good reviews and since it’s within walking distance of our apartment, I wanted to give it a try.
The first time I went, it was just Zoe and me for lunch. It was very busy so we had to wait in line.
I ordered the grilled cheese – a gourmet version with three different cheeses, which came with a small, fancy salad with flowers on top. I had read in the reviews that this sandwich was good and I agree – it’s delicious! I also ordered a soup – chicken orzo or something like that and it was very good too. Add in a drink and a small cookie and my lunch was $17! Too much to pay for lunch in my opinion… even if it was three courses! Haha.
I haven’t been back for lunch; however, Zubair and I have been there 2 more times for dessert. Once we just got a few things to go: a piece of chocolate cake, a individually sized blueberry pie, and a brownie – and unfortunately they were all underwhelming.
I am not impressed by their desserts at all. Now here’s the thing, there’s a restaurant supply store attached to this cafe… you would think their food would be exceptional.
I recognized them immediately because I love that show! I was like, “Zubair, don’t look – but Emily is here!” He had no idea who Emily was – he was just hoping I wouldn’t embarrass him too much. Well, I kept my cool until they left, then I FREAKED out!
Oh, you know, just a casual day in LA – sipping lattes and running into people from TV! I totally forgot about the piece of not-so-good red velvet cake that we shared. If you eat at Cafe Surfas, don’t get dessert!