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C'est La Vie

1553 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5802
+1 941-350-5611
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“crepes” (73 reviews)
“pastry” (30 reviews)
“bread” (59 reviews)
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French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1553 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5802
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming, quaint French cafe! We enjoyed quiche and French Onion soup on the Patio for a late lunch. Pleased with our selections and the service. Will return for bakery items--they looked delicious but we were too full to order anything.

Thank welovedmaine08
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and asked for a sandwich with 4 items on it. I was told if it wasn’t on the menu, they would not make it. I’ve been to similar french bakeries in the Keys and West Palm Beach that we’re very accommodating!...More

Thank tarponlover
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Honestly, I had better service in Paris. Waitstaff ignored us, while standing 3 feet away discussing something vitally important in French. It took a while to get our order in, took a while to get food brought out, considering it was not at all busy...More

Thank Luv2Tour2
Reviewed 22 June 2018

After having a wonderful bakery experience, we returned a day later for lunch. Our crepes were amazing. In fact, the crepes were the best we have ever had, including those eaten when we lived in Europe. This restaurant is highly recommended.

Thank 150ckl
Reviewed 14 May 2018

A lovely little place with indoor and outdoor seating. So many delicious choices on the menu but my joy was gluten free buckwheat crepes! A girl friend had been trying to take me here for months. Now that I've gone, I'm really looking forward to...More

Thank TBinFL
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

A very good if very busy French style food cafe. Seating outside on sidewalk and inside. Food is very good. Service challenged by volume of customers. Inside small but nice. Quality of food very good. Cost is moderate Will return

Thank richardsV5730KZ
Reviewed 7 April 2018

This welcoming little place was delightful. We started with the arugula salad, the citrus and shrimp together was perfect. The escargot, the scallops with risotto and the coco van were all impeccable as well as the service and the delightful conversation with the working owners....More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped with my wife for breakfast. She had nice tea and I had French roast coffee. My wife enjoyed her omelette with a side salad, a nice European touch. My buckwheat crepe was quite good. Overall a little pricy, but good food and a unique...More

Thank ilbarb01
Reviewed 2 April 2018

For years my cousin's wanted to take me to C'est La Vie but kept saying it was too hard to park, etc. Finally we devised a solution (our secret) and went for breakfast last Friday. Lovely! What a great atmosphere and the aroma was excellent!...More

Thank HistoryLover2017
Reviewed 31 March 2018

At one time I enjoyed this establishment, especially for the delicious Almond crossaints. I stopped by today hoping that I could get one and noticed that one of the ladies packaging an order of madeleines was picking each and everyone up with her bare hands!!...More

Thank alpine715
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 PM - 6:00 PM
7:30 PM - 6:00 PM
7:30 PM - 6:00 PM
7:30 PM - 6:00 PM
7:30 PM - 6:00 PM
7:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1553 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5802
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-350-5611
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