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