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Reviewed 31 January 2023 via mobile

Located in a peaceful neighbourhood in Port Alfred, you park your car in one of the gravel filled parking places. Stepping out of your car, feeling and hearing the little stones crushing underneath your feet makes it like you enter a French wine estate. Being...in Cest la Vie is for me visiting my mothers kitchen. Where you know she is passionate about the food she makes, always adding that extra tip of love because she wants you to enjoy her dish like you did when you were a 12 year old. That, exactly thàt is was Cest la Vie is doing to me, every time again. For the past five months I had the luck to grab on to a little nostalgic memory. The open arms that always welcome you for any occasion; study sessions (WiFi during load shedding), early morning student breakfast with a play of chess, late hangover lunch and the start of a fantastic afternoon with friends, food & drinks. Even though it seems like Cest la Vie is taken over by youth, the brunch café is also occupied with all other age groups. My all time favourite will be the Mexican eggs, where Angela and her crew can make it as spicy as you want. Furthermore customers can really challenge the creativeness of the eye when you order a delicious cheese platter with lovely matching dips. If you feel really hungry, please try one of the burgers, that are extensively build with lovely fresh ingredients. Please take a look at all the photo’s to get an idea of this lovely charming place and understand what is did to me. Thanks a lot Cest la VieMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 18 January 2023

I'm truly grateful and fortunate to get to know you and your family, I've visited c'est la vie every single day for the past 5 months. And I can most certainly claim that c'est la vie is the most atmospheric, special and delicious place in...Port Alfred. Angie is open-minded, and warm and is the most intelligent hostess I've ever met. C'est la vie is great for all types of occasions; meetings, studying, drinks with a lovely cheese platter or just a nice coffee and chat in the morning. Angie and her family have a special place in my heart, I'll mis you!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2021

This was the best restaurant and food we had in our 3 week road-trip through the Eastern Cape. Nice outside seating area under the trees, and great service. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 5 June 2021

Lovely coffee and burger had in the garden of this charming little cafe. The owner is lovely and tries her best to make you feel welcome and well fed. Coffee was excellent, as well as our food. Very impressed overall. Just call in advance, in...my experiences they are not always open.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 6 January 2020

A big group of us gathered for a reunion of sorts. The service and quality of food was outstanding!!! I had the Mexican omelette which was incredible!! I can highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a great place with great food!!!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 31 December 2019 via mobile

My wife, daughter and I had breakfast here 2 days ago. Wow, what an absolutely pleasant surprise. Our coffees and cappuccinos were piping hot and perfect whilst our breakfasts were amazing. My daughter was luvk that I did not eat her meal whilst my wifes...French toast was the BEST she has ever tasted. My breakfast was also perfect... a few good things going. 1. Relaxed atmosphere, 2. Cool decor, 3. Food, 4. Homemade ciabatta bread with all breakfast, yum! Well done guys.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

i had a lunch date with a few friends. i was suprised at how well they decorated the place. its very warm and cozy. lovely staff and a very welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant was busy but we didnt short a thing. we were well looked...after. The food is great!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 23 April 2019 via mobile

We popped in here on a cold rainy morning. We were well received and everyone at the table enjoyed their meals. The bread (Ciabatta) in particular was fabulous and the toppings for our sandwiches were super. Well done!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Loved every minute being there. Fantastic food and impeccable service. A true gem and well worth the visit.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

The food was great and service! We were there for breakfast and loved the food. Not a sea view restaurant but we sat outside in a lovely garden.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

This place is one of the few jewels Port Alfred has to offer. When you come in you imidiately feel like home. The food is always fresh prepared and taste delicious.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

What a great find.. had a delicious lunch and returned the next day for breakfast. The restaurant is tastefully decorated with some quirky nice little touches which adds to the atmosphere. The food was excellent, nicely presented with some personal touches. Could spend hours here...taking it all in. If only I can keep this secret to myself and no one else finds out about it !More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Really cool coffee shop Bistro , serves great food and you are attended to by the friendly manageress (possibly owner) . Reasonable prices and really good food , well presented , tasty , good choice on the menu

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here and what a lovely vibe - super friendly hosts, excellent food and a great laid back atmosphere. Tucked away from the bustle. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent meal. Last year was the same excellent. Attention to detail and great food. Our #1 spot in PA for a quick coffee, scrumptious breakfast or a filling flavorsome lunch! Well done again ladies!

Date of visit: January 2018
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C'est la Vie is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5