This entry refers to a departed business — a business that has closed or left town. Information here is mostly for historical reference.

Former Location
429 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503
Former Owner(s)
Yeyen Gunawan.
Business Lifespan
2005 to January 2009.

Cafe La Vie was a mostly vegan restaurant that used all organic ingredients, though there were a few items with cheese. Raw dishes and specialties were also available, in addition to cooked vegetarian dishes, and the restaurant had a large selection of organic wine. They had a small bar and only served beer and wine (plus great smoothies, fresh pressed juices, and teas), but the selection was good and they had live music on some nights.

Former businesses in this location include the Pontiac Grill.

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2007-02-02 18:56:04   Absolutely delicious, if you can get past the fact that it's all vegetarian. —BenChaney

2009-01-16 14:46:37   I've only been to Cafe La Vie once and they were grossly understaffed and had run out of quite a few menu items. The one server was very friendly though and the food was tasty... A very relaxed setting to dine if you've got the funds for their hefty prices. —DanXie