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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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Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Santa Barbara, California
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This popular place is known for great pastry and also a tasteful brunch and lunch place near Chaucer's book store. I love their quiche as well as most of their brunch items. It can get busy on weekends. Very casual and it is really counter service and you are on your own, which is not a problem when you know... More 

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Thank expectquality1942
Santa Barbara, California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Renaud makes decent pastry but grossly under staffes his restaurants, they are poorly organized, virtually unsupervised. Tables are chronically dirty, service is poor, and staff is sometimes grumpy from being overworked. If you are a little old lady from a nursing home, with two hours to kill and want a cup of tea and a decent French pasty--not a bad... More 

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Thank Fred M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had breakfast twice here during our stay in Santa Barbara and it was convenient for us because it was so close to Agave Inn where we were staying. There is a good selection of pastries and the cooked breakfasts also provided a hearty meal to start the day.

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Thank ADXBS
Cincinnati, OH
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breakfast reminds you of being in Paris, nice selection of pastries, breakfast items and coffee. Can be a little pricey.

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Thank Cincytravel
Cornwall
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very very nice experience there today. Portions sensible, food quality great. I'm itching to say European, but trying to avoid it. Spent a long 4 days in LA attempting to find something similar. They've got the it right here.

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Thank seventieskid
Los Angeles, California
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166 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been up to S.B. for one year but when driving into town with my cousin for an errand I convinced her to drive to this. "bakery" so I could indulge myself with goodies to either scarf up while here or take home in a couple of days to enjoy on my jammies in the morning with a cup of... More 

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Auburn,CA
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We stopped here early one morning for breakfast. The fruit salad I ordered was a bowl of the most perfectly ripened fruit. Rarely have I seen such care taken with fruit. The pastries were “melt-in-your-mouth” delicious, above and beyond what one usually finds in a bakery/cafe even in Santa Barbara. It was no surprise to us that there are relatively... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Go here with my parents for the occasional brunch. There are delicious pastries as well as yummy savory food. A personal favorite thing to order is the Caprese (served after 11am) with an iced Dirty Chai

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Thank rajahstarr
Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We had breakfast at Renaud's. The food was delicious. It is casual and there is a take out bakery. The service is good and the prices are reasonable.

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Thank CAYCE000
Shanghai, China
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The place is great! However it might get a bit crowded during the rush hours, like breakfast time. I'm personally a bread and sandwich person. They had everything i liked. Croissants were perfect! Fresh fruits for breakfast - yes, please! Their food selection is pretty wide, i'm sure both veggie and meat lovers will find anything there to their taste.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
French, Cafe, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
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
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

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