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C'est La Vie

373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2111
+1 949-497-5100
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“crepes” (24 reviews)
“pastry” (17 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great location overlooking the ocean. Super crepes and patisserie, cool interior and parking out back

Thank keithgiles2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the back porch was nice and the breakfast food was decent but the prices were absolutely ridiculous and the service was disinterested and slow.

Thank kleic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had brunch here a couple of times. It’s a beautiful little place with great hospitality and food. Ask to sit on the patio for a great view of the ocean. I like the eggs fairfax, cronuts, and eggs Benedict. A big plus for...More

Thank Betsy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This nice restaurant at an excellent location offers a great patio with a view and solid French food with a great pastry selection. One of the nicest on the strip in Pacific Coast Highway.

Thank kawidd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I only had food to go from here but the coffee and croissants were terrific the croissants made me feel like I was back in France good job well done keep up the great work

Thank nxtmove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for a cocktail and were not ready to eat, but the service was great, the ambiance excellent and you can't beat the views. I'd gladly return to sample the huge variety on their menu.

Thank ltwriter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor service and poor food quality for price. Nice view upstairs. The no wait and coupons should have been an indication.

Thank Lenette D
Reviewed 5 February 2018

I splurged for a French Sunday brunch overlooking the ocean. Arrived by 8:30 am and had the pick of the deck... by 9:00, the cute deck was full... so get there early! The Quiche Lorraine had to be authentic as I’ve never had better... full...More

Thank Sbragdon
Reviewed 4 February 2018

My wife and I love this amazing restaurant we visit every year. A delightful restaurant with delectable dishes and superb service! They're desserts are Great too!

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We ate upstairs and were seated on the patio with attractive views towards the beach and ocean. Very disappointing experience beyond this point ! Several waiters but the service was inattentive and poor to the point of rudeness. We have travelled for two weeks in...More

Thank Michael S
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Questions & Answers
22 May 2016|
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Response from oceangrlz | Reviewed this property |
I don't wander all the way in to the restaurant, I stop at the pastry counter. It's my go to place for my one food splurge on my vacation. As far as the restaurant, I did hear some folks talking about it but they weren't... More
18 November 2015|
Response from Valentino D | Property representative |
Lunch ends at 4.00 pm. We look forward to welcome you soon at c'est la vie restaurant, Laguna beach. Antonio Mecheri Managing Director
Patty C
29 December 2014|
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Response from 2kitty2 | Reviewed this property |
the pricing is very reasonable and the menu is wide, lots of pasta, salad, proteins, the sauces are all over the top. the pastries are wonderful and fresh baked French bread daily...can you tell I love this place... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$47
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-497-5100
  • E-mail
Laguna's only California French restaurant located in downtown Laguna, with spectacular ocean views overlooking Main Beach. Excellent cuisine with a French bakery. Full liquor license. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and parties. Free parking on premises. Romantic outdoor patio, incredible dinner menu, best coffee and dessert. Lobster special on Wednesday, French Night Prix Fix Menu on Friday night and Live music on Saturday & Friday. Full size bakery with home made traditional French patisserie with twenty one MACARON flavors including chocolate camel milk macarons, "CAMELRONS."
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