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Goodwill Costa Mesa Store Guide | Thrifting & Things To Do

July 29, 2022

Costa Mesa, California has a vibrant collection of delicious stops and enticing entertainment. With the beach close by and countless shops and restaurants to explore, the fun is endless in this wondrous city. 

We rounded up our favorite local places to visit the next time you go thrifting at our Costa Mesa #OCGoodwill store!


620 W. 19th Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

No. 1 – The LAB (Anti-Mall)

The LAB, also known as the Anti-Mall, is the perfect place to hangout. This modern, open‑air destination features trendy retail shops, a wide range of restaurants and cafes, and aesthetically pleasing artworks all around. There are plenty of spots to lounge around or to snap artsy selfies for the GRAM. 

📍 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

aesthetically pleasing outer view of THE LAB

No. 2 – Sidecar Donuts

Meet the “World’s Freshest Doughnut”! It is doughnuts galore at Sidecar Donuts with their wide selection of unique, hand-crafted doughnuts. Doughnuts are made daily every hour, from scratch, using only the finest ingredients with no preservatives. Passion Fruit Pavlova, Blueberry Corncake, and Dulce de Leche Churro are just a few examples of their deliciously addicting doughnuts. 

📍 270 E 17th St #18, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Donut and iced coffee

No. 3 – Trenta Pizza and Cucina

Marco and Giorgio have brought the true taste of Italy to Orange County with their restaurant, Trenta Pizza and Cucina. Get ready for authentic Italian food made the way it’s supposed to be made, with Italian passion! Don’t skip dining on the bustling outdoor patio!

📍 1661 Superior Ave Ste. D, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

different types of Pizza and cheese board

No. 4 – Neat Coffee

Good people, good coffee, good vibes. Neat Coffee is a quaint and cute neighborhood coffee shop with immaculate cozy vibes. This coffee shop is a multi‑roaster shop carrying some of the world’s highest quality coffee from some of the best and sustainable roasters on the West Coast. With housemade seasonal syrups and locally made almond milk, they’ve got a perfect drink for everyone.

📍 1922 Pomona Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

iced black coffee in a glass

No. 5 – Taco Mesa

Right across the street from our Costa Mesa Goodwill store is Taco Mesa, a healthy and authentic Mexican cuisine restaurant. For over twenty years, Taco Mesa is devoted to serving customers high quality food over the counter and at much lower price points. When you eat at Taco Mesa, not only are you eating amazing, authentic food but you are also supporting an establishment that is helping the environment. Taco Mesa is committed to recycling and composting along with using earth-friendly, biodegradable USA-made products.

📍 647 W. 19th St Costa Mesa 92627

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