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Cafe C'est La Vie

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8 Bella Beach Dr., Heading north use last turn around in Lincoln Beach. On the ocean side of Highway 101., Depoe Bay, OR 97341
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wed - Thu 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

You would never see it from 101 so you have to know where to find it at the north end of Lincoln beach just south of Gleneden Beach on the west side of the highway. The day we went last year the crepe machine died in the middle of dinner. With only the one machine it makes it difficult to... More 

1 Thank Elaine M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A great discovery! If you like French crepes, this is a must place to eat near Depoe Bay. The menu offers two types of crepes: those suitable for an entrie; those suitable for desert. We, of course, tried and and enjoyed both. CAUTION: This restaurant in very small and not really suitable for large groups. (We counted a total of... More 

1 Thank JAC P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Good food but the owner was very snooty. The crepes are delicious. It's s shame that the atmosphere isn't more friendly.

1 Thank alturosandoval
Gleneden Beach, Oregon
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

The owners go to France each year to expand their skills and menu, which currently ranges from crepes to quiches and sandwiches. Little tables, art on the walls, waited on by the owners more often than not.

Thank coastal-rev
Depoe Bay, Oregon
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

An interesting little bistro. At once cozy and relaxed, with a very limited menu ( crepes primarily ) , it still can be pleasant . Quite small, so it can become over-crowded when tourists are in town. Nestled in the Bella Beach area.

Thank Lanchenzo
Richmond, Canada
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154 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Delightful little space for yummy sinful treats!! Only negative, very small. Hard to find and when you see the sign you have passed it. Lol. You can turn around easily just up the road. Worth it! I had the daily quiche which was yummy and my friend had the Croque Madame which she loved!! The pastries were orgasmic!!! For grabbing... More 

Thank Wings298
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

What a terrific find. We started with the soup of the day, cauliflower, paprika, cheese, puréed. Light and very yummy. I had a crêpe called The Sandy with braised turkey, Roma tomatoes, Tillamook cheddar cheese and topped with housemade Dijon cream sauce. Amazingly light and full of delicious flavor. My husband had the Croque Madam, which is rustic ciabatta bread... More 

1 Thank OregonTravelers2009
Portland, Oregon
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163 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

We'd been here once before. This trip we stopped by for lunch and were truly pleased by their French bistro food. My wife had the bay shrimp baguette and I had a breakfast sandwich. "Lovely" best desribes it-- oh, and the mocha was first class.

2 Thank DeHypnotist
Oregon Coast
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1,027 reviews
475 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,544 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

First off, this little cafe is several miles north of Depoe Bay, almost to Gleneden Beach. It's slightly awkward to get to if you're going northbound as you have to use a turnaround. Parking is tight. There is some parking on the street, but not much. There is absolutely *no* room for an RV or even a full size crew... More 

2 Thank half-Brit
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Nice little breakfast stop! Fun and very different from the normal breakfast places we usually go! My husband said he would like to come back here! Lovely service, cute little place! Yummy crepes and other delicious choices!

Thank Krista W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Bella Beach Dr., Heading north use last turn around in Lincoln Beach. On the ocean side of Highway 101., Depoe Bay, OR 97341
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Depoe Bay
  • Phone Number: 5417642828
The idea for this cafe has been resting in our minds for years, since the first time I unlocked the door to the French restaurant I was managing in California, to the moment I cooked with my new love and his mommy, not snails and Vouvray but Pinot and Pork!...I knew one day we would create a place to share our love of yummy things with the world! We all envisioned a cafe that would offer an escape from the ordinary and a window into the world of the extraordinary! With the guidance and support of our families and friends we are pleased to introduce the French inspired Cafe C'est La Vie to our coastal community. So please visit us soon and walk away with a smile on your face and a sweet crepe in hand!

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