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Cafe C'est La Vie

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8 Bella Beach Dr, Heading north use last turn around in Lincoln Beach. On the ocean side of Highway 101., Depoe Bay, OR 97341-9623
+1 619-674-8816
08:30 - 15:30
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Corvallis, Oregon
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225 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch. My husband had a savory crepe with a few bay shrimp. I requested a vegetarian dish something without meat or cheese. I received a very thin piece of bread with sauteed mushrooms and zucchini squash with a green leaf garnish. It was seasoned nicely however there was no condiment on the bread. Mustard would have helped... More 

Thank Hazel S
Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Limited menu...food is good ( Crepes) some sweet treats. Very small, but works great for the vacation homes. Good coffee. When we were staying at the Bella Beach home, hours were irregular...could be because it was winter. Nice little place..staff friendly.. It was crowed when it was open, and that was fun as most of us were on vacation.I think... More 

Thank Islandtraveler2307
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Outstanding great crepes. Savory or sweet. Not a run of the mill steak and eggs. No Ocean view but great decor.

Thank Red2551
Vienna, Austria
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

They have great coffee and tea. Crepes are great. It is small and can crowd on weekends. We love it.

Thank Jack T
Coto de Caza, California
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209 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Adorable and quaint cafe right off the 101. Great mocha coffee and reasonably priced breakfast selections. The Croque Madam was good but I would personally serve it on a Criossant. "Croque Croissant"? The Bay Shrimp Croissant was perfect! Cute atmosphere setting en Francais. The menu needs some grammatical corrections but it's all good. No big deal. Good service. Small seating... More 

Thank Eric B
Tampa, Florida, United States
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148 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

You would never see it from 101 so you have to know where to find it at the north end of Lincoln beach just south of Gleneden Beach on the west side of the highway. The day we went last year the crepe machine died in the middle of dinner. With only the one machine it makes it difficult to... More 

1 Thank Elaine M
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

A great discovery! If you like French crepes, this is a must place to eat near Depoe Bay. The menu offers two types of crepes: those suitable for an entrie; those suitable for desert. We, of course, tried and and enjoyed both. CAUTION: This restaurant in very small and not really suitable for large groups. (We counted a total of... More 

1 Thank JAC P
Gleneden Beach, Oregon
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The owners go to France each year to expand their skills and menu, which currently ranges from crepes to quiches and sandwiches. Little tables, art on the walls, waited on by the owners more often than not.

Thank coastal-rev
Depoe Bay, Oregon
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

An interesting little bistro. At once cozy and relaxed, with a very limited menu ( crepes primarily ) , it still can be pleasant . Quite small, so it can become over-crowded when tourists are in town. Nestled in the Bella Beach area.

Thank Lanchenzo
Richmond, Canada
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278 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Delightful little space for yummy sinful treats!! Only negative, very small. Hard to find and when you see the sign you have passed it. Lol. You can turn around easily just up the road. Worth it! I had the daily quiche which was yummy and my friend had the Croque Madame which she loved!! The pastries were orgasmic!!! For grabbing... More 

Thank Wings298

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Bella Beach Dr, Heading north use last turn around in Lincoln Beach. On the ocean side of Highway 101., Depoe Bay, OR 97341-9623
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Depoe Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 619-674-8816
The idea for this cafe has been resting in our minds for years, since the first time I unlocked the door to the French restaurant I was managing in California, to the moment I cooked with my new love and his mommy, not snails and Vouvray but Pinot and Pork!...I knew one day we would create a place to share our love of yummy things with the world! We all envisioned a cafe that would offer an escape from the ordinary and a window into the world of the extraordinary! With the guidance and support of our families and friends we are pleased to introduce the French inspired Cafe C'est La Vie to our coastal community. So please visit us soon and walk away with a smile on your face and a sweet crepe in hand!

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