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C'est La Vie

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3901 Hardy St, Hattiesburg, MS 39402-1636
+1 601-450-1390
07:30 - 17:00
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Sun 08:00 - 13:00
Tue - Fri 07:30 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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Mississippi, United States
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best expresso in town, bar none. Homemade desserts that are unreal. His custom ordered cakes are unmatched. The tiramisu cake is tremendous. An authentic French bakery and pastries in Hattiesburg. How is this possible? The owner is from France, of course. It's just too bad they are closed on Mondays

Thank marklE143YF
Houma, United States
Level Contributor
43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last few times I've been the selection has been poor and I go early. The stuff they have has still been very good quality. I've given this place very good reviews in the past but if they're going to stay in business surrounded by competitors like Starbucks, Panera Bread, Breadsmith, and other local bakeries this place must start taking credit... More 

Thank Jonathan J
Houma, United States
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is the best place for pastries in Hattiesburg. You will have to drive to New Orleans to find anything like this. You can see things being made by hand in the back. I usually order a chocolate croissant or almond croissant. I've eaten many examples of both and these are the best I've had which includes New Orleans and... More 

Thank Jonathan J
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I stumbled across this place and was so pleased I did. As I enjoyed a spinach, onion, swiss and feta omelette, croissant and coffee I watched a seemingly endless stream of locals seeking one of the few tables or carrying out. Reasonably priced with old school service I would recommend a visit.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Level Contributor
74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I swear this is the best cake anyone, including myself, has eaten. The staff has always been kind, courteous, and on time. This was my second time ordering this type of cake myself and I have the same good things to say about it because everyone loved it! I also had some breakfast pastries a few months ago that were... More 

Thank caitlinpow
Cleveland, Ohio
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

C'eat la Vie was a nice find right by my hotel in Hattiesburg. I'd much rather give my business to local people who put their hearts into their work rather than support the politics of giant firms (e.g. Starbucks, etc.). The cafe au lait and enormous croissant I enjoyed were superb and the staff cheerful and efficient. CLV has a... More 

1 Thank Tom C
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Fantastic bread and great variety of coffe to choose from,I have visited most mornings when I visit my son in Hattisburg

Thank Kevin P
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

C'est La Vie is wonderful. I love going there for breakfast, brunch, or just to grab a coffee. They have a lot of options, and everything is made fresh in the back. Go multiple times, and try everything you can because it is worth it.

Thank kelseyfarr27
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We love the croissants. It's a small place with some room for enjoying the croissants on-site, WARNING get there early or reserve what you enjoy, this place is no secret.

Thank Dennis W
Collins, Ms
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

One of the nicest place around Hattiesburg. Food is great and staff is fabulous. We stop often and sit and enjoy the delightful pastries and load up several different items to take home. Sad to say usually we sample and end up devouring them before we get home.

Thank hdmcr19666

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3901 Hardy St, Hattiesburg, MS 39402-1636
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Hattiesburg
  • Phone Number: +1 601-450-1390

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?