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C’est La Vie Is Montrose’s New All-Day Pastry Paradise

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C'est La Vie, Montrose
C'est La Vie, Montrose
Farley Elliott
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

The hilly enclave of Montrose has a sunny new player this morning, as C’est La Vie brings all sorts of pastry power to Verdugo. Taking over the former long-running Bashan space, owners Pamela Perkins and Christine Moore have crafted an all-day space for sweets, coffee, sandwiches, and dinner.

The long room has been brightened up a bit from the Bashan days, and now features a humble little bumble bee as the primary logo on the front window. The walls have been similarly lightened up, and there’s a small stash of takeaway goods like Semolina Artisan Pasta, jams, and more shelf-stable goods on offer as well.

Otherwise, expect a small ordering and pastry counter in the back, with a collection of tables up front to nab as you come in. You’ll find a menu hanging on the back wall too, rolling out the coffee options and other fare. For lunch expect sandwiches and salads, followed by a dinner centered around $16 plates of steak frites, roast chicken, or fish. Wines by the glass don’t climb above $12 either.

C’est La Vie soft opened today, and keeps hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Oh and if you feel like working for the company, they're hiring up now.

C'est La Vie
3459 N. Verdugo
Glendale, CA