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C'est La Vie

1553 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5802
941-906-9575
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Ranked #187 of 849 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I had a great breakfast. Original French crepe' with an cappuccino . Outdoor sitting like on a street corner in Paris. Beautiful indoor ambient. Servers are also from French nationality. So, welcome back to Europe in USA. This cafe is just another milestone that brings out the verity of our beautiful town/city Sarasota.

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Sarasota, Florida, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Indulge your sweet tooth for serious French pastry, this has to be the best place for croissants in Sarasota, Fl.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

it's always busy and there is a reason! The kitchen pumps out excellent and always consistent French bistro fare. I had the quiche last weekend but I really labored over making a decision because I wanted 10 different items on their delicious menu. We had a darling bus boy and an amazing server. Poetry in Motion. Can't wait to go... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Flat superb omelets. Great french pastry and bread. Excellent Sandwiches and quiches. Nice outside. Not the cleanest place in town but I love it.

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Honeybunny1950
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My friends and family have had lunch at this little slice of heaven on numerous occasions. The service is attentive and prompt, the food delicious and you can even enjoy the sunshine if you prefer to dine outside.

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Sarasota, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This wonderful bakery/restaurant has mostly outdoor seating. The quiche and omelets are delicious. Enjoy a salad with a crusty croissant and some freshly brewed quality coffee. Then go inside and choose your dessert from the case of freshly baked.

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Sebring, Florida
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209 reviews 209 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stopped by C'est La Vie for dessert and coffee and were nicely surprised to find a wonderful selection of French pastries. The pastries are fresh, homemade and absolutely yummy. The French roasted coffee is very nice also. Service was excellent and the restaurant was clean, including the bathrooms. The decor is lovely. They have outdoor tables with umbrellas (like... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Recently moved to Sarasota. Referred to this bakery from a local cheese shop. However, the cheese proprietor did feel that Sarasota need a good bakery. Never the less, we immediately headed for C'est la Vie. We have been there twice in the last two weeks. Solely, to purchase bake goods. The first time, we did not purchase baguettes from there.... More 

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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a decent spot for breakfast. The location and atmosphere are nice. However I feel like the food is far to greasy for my liking and they use too much cheese.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Wonderful food in a great little place in downtown Sarasota. They have outdoor seating. After lunch we picked up several items from inside at the bakery to take home with us.

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Additional Information about C'est La Vie

Address: 1553 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5802
Phone Number: 941-906-9575
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Monday 7:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: French

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