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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Best Croissants

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
FamilleSB
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Santa Barbara, California
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English first
Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?