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La Renaissance Patisserie (The Rocks)


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Welcome to La Renaissance! We are one of Sydney's oldest family-owned French patisseries, and the first in the Southern Hemisphere to be awarded the prestigious Relais Desserts status with our head chef and co-owner Jean Michel Raynaud. Each morning we serving fresh buttery pastries, hot coffee & tea, juice, savouries and cakes every day. A great place to recharge and relax if you're new to Sydney and exploring Circular Quay and The Rocks, or a favourite for locals. Our best-selling items include almond croissants and the Monet, a white chocolate mousse cake with lychee jelly, raspberries and coconut base. Cult favourite, the ham and cheese croissant, sells out daily as well, with a shredded
$4 - $14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
French, Cafe, European
Delivery, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This Patisserie has a nice quiet outdoor area away from the street traffic and noise The tea is fresh n nice and pastry was full of flavour Pity the staff can’t wear a smile, I know it’s holiday season but a smile would be more...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a mostly ok visit, despite counter taking an order for lactose free coffee and receiving one which was not. The wait staff was quite exasperated - not out or fault. Tried a hot ham and cheese croissant, which was ok, but not great....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Renee1901
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is good food available in this restaurant. Me and my friends went there for breakfast and we enjoyed lots there. There is buffe system and also we enjoyed. The food was very tasty. I want to go again there another time to enjoy there.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank igor_mithan76
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this little peaceful gem in the middle of the Rocks. Scrumptious pastries and cakes, great coffee and always service with a smile.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 6ofus200
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expect a slight queue as locals grab lunch but it is worth the wait. Lovely range of cakes and filled rolls. Coffee brought to outside table by charming staff. Colourful birds loiter with intent. A great little oasis in the Rocks

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby and I had a lovely quiche, the coffee was fantastic and the service was really good. If in the area do drop in you won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SueN1106
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delectable delights are in store at the Renaissance. A wonderful choice of coffees and desserts and a reasonable price to match.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sunnysab
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a second visit. We came here in August last year and loved it so went back to taste excellence for a second time and we were not disappointed. Out the back there is a quiet courtyard with more seating. Great coffee and light...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Helimaster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit La Renaissance every time we visit Sydney. The food & drinks on offer were once unique in Sydney but now other places offer quite good patisserie etc but La Renaissance still offers its own special charm. It is a delight to sit in...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 488claudeg
Reviewed March 16, 2019

I absolutely love pastries, so I was delighted to find La Renaissance Patisserie in The Rocks. We stopped by during lunch time and there was a line out the door. The shop is small, so most people took their pastries to go. I wished we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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The Rocks
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buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney,
Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi
“ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the
waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The
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Barbara B
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Management_LaRen | Property representative |
Hello Barbara, thanks for your question! We are not at our store in The Rocks, but we may offer one in Waterloo.... check out our website in October and any details will be posted there :) Kind regards La Ren
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