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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, Lunch, Brunch

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  • 74
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious pastries!

Yummy cookies, croissants, tarts and other baked goods. Haven't had breakfast here yet but it always looks delicious. The coffee is tasty but sometimes not hot, since it's in those containers. But they will let you pour another cup if you are dissatisfied. Good service always.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Santa Barbara, CA
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English first
Santa Barbara, CA
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at Renaud's many times and love the pastries, the lunch, and the breakfasts. This time our entree was not up to their high standards. The Raclette sandwich was bad...there were too many potatoes, the bacon was not crispy and there was not enough of it, there was too little cheese, and the salad had no detectable dressing.... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Yummy cookies, croissants, tarts and other baked goods. Haven't had breakfast here yet but it always looks delicious. The coffee is tasty but sometimes not hot, since it's in those containers. But they will let you pour another cup if you are dissatisfied. Good service always.

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Santa Barbara, California
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We are locals and go to France regularly and treat ourselves to a croissant and perhaps an apricot brioche from Renaud’s every once in awhile. Nothing brings our memories back to France better than one of these croissants. We have only eaten in the restaurant once, they have great coffee! This place gets very busy so we normally like to... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Best almond croissant ever. Good thing I don't live in Santa Barbara or I would get fat on these things. Boys liked the chocolate croissants. Macaroons were excellent.

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Arvada, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A good cup of coffee and a wonderful European pastry. It is a requirement on our vacation to seek out these great places and enjoy this pleasure as much as possible. Many great reviews about this place, even people at the hotel said the chocolate croissants are amazing. So off we went to find the great Renaud's. Such a disappointment,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

My simple breakfast of eggs, croissant, and chai was delicious. The service seemed a little disorganized, however, and they had to be reminded a couple of times to bring out the croissant which arrived well after the eggs were eaten. It was worth the wait.

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Irvine, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Had Saturday morning breakfast here. The place was packed but they have a lot of seating outdoors as well as in. I had an almond croissant and the fruit and yougurt, husband had some kind of egg dish. Both very good. Other pastries looked fabulous. A little hard to spot in the shopping center. Look for Gelsons and then look... More 

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buffalo, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Whether it's lunch, a sweet snack with coffee, or a box of goodies to go you will be happy! Quiche is yummy, sandwiches are well crafted and satisfying and the pastries are ALL THAT! Having eaten macarons in Paris i can attest that Renauds are as good or better. Croissants are fresh and crispy outside and buttery inside. Cookies are... More 

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This place is an Absolute Must if your visiting Santa Barbara, I would almost drive the 3 hrs just to buy the croissants. the breakfast croissants are very good, but The Almond Croissants are out of this world. its almost tempting to drive the 3 hrs from my home just for those. If you find yourself in the area, its... More 

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California
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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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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
Cuisine: French

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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
  • Cuisine: French
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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