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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” (72 reviews)
“pastry” (30 reviews)
“bread” (59 reviews)
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

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 Richard S
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 eismd1
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
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

C’est la Vie is like a slice of Paris in downtown Sarasota. Excellent scones, raisin rolls, strawberry or apricot pastry and an assortment of other pastries. The crepes look very tasty but we opt for the scones. Sitting outdoors feels like being in a French...More

Thank Maxine K
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We love this little bakery. Eating outdoors you feel as though you have a little of Paris with you. The croissants are exceptional as well as the other pastries. Open for lunch people rave about the crepes though we have only been there (many mornings)...More

Thank Maxine K
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Don’t go if you are counting calories! Do go for authentic light French fare indoors or outside under umbrellas. Fab for coffee & sweets or full lunch! Salads are great! The one up in UTC center does dinner as well! Their breads are sensational too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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