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Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro

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3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
805-569-2400
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The croissants and pastries are worthy of France

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
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California
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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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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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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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-569-2400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?