Mariner's Mile/Westcliff

C’est Si Bon


Named after the song Eartha Kitt and Louis Armstrong made famous, this French bakery and café has a flock of regulars who stop by all morning long for the dark-roasted coffee and a good assortment of Euro-style breads and pastries. In the early morning hours, expect to see lots of surfers catching a cup of java on their way to nearby swells in Newport or Huntington beaches. Later on, a well-heeled Newport-Mesa crowd turns out for a more leisurely brew. At lunch, you can grab a hearty sandwich in the tiny café and then browse the deli for imported French cheeses, wines and pâtés. Or, take home the signature bombe cake—a white-and-dark chocolate mousse creation covered with a rich chocolate shell—for a post-dinner delight.

  • Casual Dining
  • Catering
  • Group Dining
  • Kid Friendly
  • Take Out
Yelp Based on 650 Reviews Yelp

I love their sandwiches! The bread is so amazing, it's, I think, what really makes this place unbelievable! There is always a little bit of a line, but if... More

I have been eating here since 1979. Little did I know I had such good taste at 5 years old! My 13th birthday request was to get lovely items from this... More

They advertise Palmier on their storefront window yet every time (for the past 3x now) I've come here they do not have any. Imagine craving this biscuit... More