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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 834 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
Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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99 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

While visiting our daughter and her family ... our oldest grandson went for his drivers permit that morning...so we decided to celebrate with lunch together... they had just returned from their vacation in Europe so they chose to have lunch at C'est La Vie and Authentic French Bakery & Cafe... I ordered the Quiche Lorraine served with a wonderful cold... More

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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The crepes, the quiche, the salads (The Briard!!!) are awesome. The desert selection is dangerous, in a great way. But, parking is limited, service is slow and the space is very tight. So don't go if you are in a rush. It is a leisurely place. Cafe au lait is a must.

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Columbus, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Delicious croissants, the best black coffee ever and friendly attentive servers. The brie was creamy melt in your mouth and the salads crisp, fresh and delicious. Pick your favorite "toasted" sandwich and you won't be disappointed. The bakery choices are exquisite works of ART (do you think they have art students from Ringling College of Art and Design moonlighting here?)... More

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Birmingham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I go to Sarasota often. I never miss going here, sitting outside and having breakfast . There are a lot of breakfast places in Sarasota that are quite good. But I like the French flair of this place. Love the crepes, love the eggs, love the potatoes, love the pastries. Love everything about this place.

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Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great patisserie, who cares if they are rude, all French people are rude, rudeness is their national sport. Awesome baking. It's what's on the plate that counts!

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