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Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro

3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
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Ranked #17 of 442 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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92% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Santa Barbara, California
1 review
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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437 reviews 437 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

So good!! It's a busy place, but so worth the wait.. I had the fried egg sandwich, and a cafe au lait. Quality French pastries and quality fresh food! A "must visit" in Santa Barbara.

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60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Very worthwhile stop. Their baked goods are delicious. Quiche and other things perfect with the mixed greens salad they give.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I read so much about the delightful pastries at Renaud's Patisserie that I knew I could not miss sampling something from here while visiting Santa Barbara. So before I left SB, I stopped by to grab some pastries. I ordered a few of the pistachio macaron, and a pain au chocolat. The macarons were very good, but the pain au... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Renaud's baked goods are the best in town but they need to do something about speeding up the service. The line often moves so slowly the flies die of starvation (very few flies, sorry). All the baked goods are tasty, fresh, made in house and worth the price. They also serve quiche and some breakfast items but not a full... More

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Mountain View, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I have been to Renaud's several times while on biz trips to Santa Barbara and have been so remiss in posting a review. I stopped by this morning to pick up some croissants and pain au chocolat for our work team staffing my company's booth at a local Foodservice trade show. Renaud's is just amazing. The croissants are divine and... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled over this tucked away cafe, while looking for somewhere to have breakfast. We were alerted to its presence by the queue of people stretching out the door. And there were all sorts - old, young, business, casual. Our breakfast of eggs, bacon, mushroom and tomato was tasty and was served with a side bowl of fresh fruit. Good... More

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