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The Lab Anti-Mall

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Hip and Sophisticated

A Hip and Sophisticated little mall with great food, good coffee and great little shops. Parking... read more

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Charity H
Great art worth a visit 25 years old

As an urban planner I really wanted to see this place. It has a number of cute shops. But I really... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2018
Barb C
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Littleton, Colorado
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2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-7901
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Reviewed today

A Hip and Sophisticated little mall with great food, good coffee and great little shops. Parking lot can get really full at times.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Charity H
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

As an urban planner I really wanted to see this place. It has a number of cute shops. But I really liked the art And use of recycled materials.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barb C
Reviewed 17 August 2018

A great place to wander, shop and get a yummy donut, ice cream or both! We did all of that on our outing here. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and and the unique, no chain environment. Would recommend.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sherry19112016
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

After a satisfying meal at Gypsy Den we had fun shopping at May Martin for unique jewelry and gift items and Buffalo Exchange for clothing. The cozy “anti-mall” is ringed with eateries and dotted with greenery and places to sit and just enjoy the lovely...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank Susie780
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Delicious Cuban Food and great music. We enjoyed ourselves throughout the evening. The restaurant is located in a small outdoor marketplace that is upscale and quite interesting. A must see when you’re in Costa Mesa

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank bevjay13
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Small mall with interesting shops we go there occasionally to hang out. It has your normal Fair clothing stores shoe stores sell eccentric shops and restaurants if you're looking for something to do the anti mall would be a good choice I say yes.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank BmanOrangeCounty
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Great place to go out for dinner or lunch out with frens and family. Nice wine tasting place and taco place with different clothing stores. Mesa cub located close by and place to chill. Lab area has some swings and nicely set benches to hang...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank kb8716
Reviewed 5 December 2017

In the last 20+ years, I've enjoyed this shopping and eating venue a number of times. Once for a birthday celebration, once when we took our granddaughter to Hawaii and stayed over in Costa Mesa a few days, and several times when we visited the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Amelia P
Reviewed 25 November 2017

I came here to eat at Seabirds and was surprised to find such a cool and vibey little "mall". Some nice shopping, great food, bars and photo location/studio/art venue. It's really worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Karesson
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Check out the new Facade Funhouse. Discovered it while I was shopping and fell in love It's like an art gallery but you become part of the art... Rooms (#selfiestations) with different art installations. Everything from graffiti room, to a stuffed animal room, oh yes...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank ceejeh2
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