South Coast Collection, also known as SOCO Costa Mesa, defines the ultimate design and culinary experience in Southern California. SOCO is home to more than 70 curated restaurants, showrooms and stores. For any decorator, designer, chef or creative mind in Orange County, SOCO is a shopping destination that is sure to inspire. Within SOCO you'll find a group of shops called The OC MIX, one of the most acclaimed shopping and food halls in Southern California. With an eclectic collection of boutique shops and specialty food spots, as well as community events, the OC Mix is warm, welcoming and always fun.
From heralded retailers like Surfas Culinary District, Pirch and Design Within Reach, there is always something to discover at SOCO. A true interior design center combining an array of world-class purveyors of home furnishings, fine antiques, outdoor living, fixtures and appliances, SOCO offers casual and artisan home accessory stores/showrooms, design services and much more.
If you love food, a visit to The OC MIX is a must, which offers everything from delicious acai bowls at Birdie Bowl and Juicery to award-winning coffee at the heralded Portola Coffee Lab. Taco Maria, whose owner Carlos Salgado has worked at Michelin-starred restaurants, set up his first brick and mortar restaurant at The OC MIX. It's rated as one of the best restaurants in Southern California by the L.A. Times with its modern, creative take on Californian-Mexican cuisine. ARC is Noah Blom's award-winning restaurant where every single thing on the menu is cooked over an open flame. Sample dessert at ST Patisserie Chocolat, a high-end Parisian confectionery retailer whose pastry chef is Stephane Treand, named one of the 10 best pastry chefs in the U.S. by Pastry Art and Design Magazine.
There's also an impressive collection of unique retailers at the OC Mix. The Mixing Glass, for example, Orange County's first specialty cocktail store, has everything you need to create exceptional cocktails at home. You can find shops offering handcrafted cheeses, spices, curated wines and olive oils, and freshly baked breads. You could easily spend a day shopping, eating and wandering through the SOCO and OC MIX complex!