Cuisine(s)
French
Price Scale
$$
Meal Times
Breakfast, Coffee, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch
Good to Know
Child Friendly, Outdoor Dining
Good For
Business Lunch, Conversation
From the Restaurant (Sponsored)

C’est La Vie is an authentic French restaurant, bakery, and café located in downtown Sarasota. Christophe and Geraldine Coutelle created C’est La Vie Downtown Sarasota in 1997 after moving to the US that same year. Their second location, C’est La Vie Shoppes at UTC opened in September 2016 and is their first franchise. C’est La Vie is an award-winning and popular location with indoor and outdoor dining, open for breakfast, lunch until 4pm, and dinner from 5pm. Praised by Condé Nast Traveler in 2016, C’est La Vie received national attention for its crêpes and fresh croissants. C’est La Vie Sarasota Downtown Sarasota is open year-round for breakfast, lunch, café, happy hour, bakery Mon-Sat 7:30am-6pm and Open Seasonally for dinner Nov-May Wed-Sat 5-9:30pm.

C’est La Vie, Shoppes at UTC is a
franchise partnership run by Miriam and Jean Dandonneau from France and offers breakfast, Sunday Brunch, lunch, and dinner. C’est La Vie, Shoppes at UTC is open Monday through Tuesday from 8:30am to 5pm, Wednesday through Saturday from 8:30am to 9pm, and Sunday from 8:30am through 3:30pm. 

The Coutelle’s also own and operate another restaurant, Lolita Tartine, in the Rosemary District in downtown Sarasota. Lolita Tartine is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers an
eclectic mix of small plates and hearty meals with French and Moroccan influences in a fun and casual atmosphere and is open Tuesday through Saturday 8:30am to 9:30pm.

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