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Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro

3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
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Ranked #16 of 454 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We sampled the croissants, pains au chocolat, apricot pastries, and apricot brioche. The croissants and pains au chocolat were so good that we ordered boxes to take home with us, and we would gladly have taken everything in the pastry case had we had room.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

From the pastries to the sandwiches Renaud's is always consistent. I go there every time I am in Santa Barbara and am never disappointed.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went twice for breakfast and loved it. Excellent food and good choice of menu. Croissant just as in France and lovely to sit out in the sunshine.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have tried Renaud's Bistro in both locations, uptown and downtown and found both to be delicious! From breakfast to salads and sandwiches all are homemade with care. My favorites include, Croque Madame, Quiche, grilled cheese, cappuccinos and espressos, and most especial the almond croissant which they make by the tray full because of the popularity amongst the locals. Their... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Discovered Renaud's last January when we brought our son down for school. We have been here twice. We have tried the almond and plain croissant, both very good. The pastries are excellent but my personal favorite are the macarons. All of the flavors are delicious and they are so moist on the inside with that perfect little crunch on the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Brunch was very tasty, but pricey like you would expect. The almond pastry though was awesome. The drawback is having to stand in line to place your order, then wait a really long time for your food. It helps though to be outside and enjoy the morning. It is dog friendly too.

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Santa Barbara, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Made two trips to France this last years and could not find a croissant as good as here at Renaud's. The almond ones are addictive! In addition, the vegetable quiche, the coconut pecan cookies and the desserts are fabulous!

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West Hartford, CT
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Okay -- so I only stopped in for coffee, but it was excellent coffee!! My hotel was across the street, so it was an easy location.

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Los Angeles, California
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476 reviews 476 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Their croissants are to die for here! I had the croissant sandwich and it was sooooooooooo good! Their outdoor patio is dog friendly which is a plus. Their chocolate chip cookie was delicious! I highly recommend this place!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

it was fantastic divine breakfast luncjh or coffee spot frequented by locals excellent service and high quality food.

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Additional Information about Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro

Address: 3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
Phone Number: 805-569-2400
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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