Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro

Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro

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Hours
Sun
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mon
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
$10.00 – $15.00
CUISINES
French, Cafe, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
meals, features
Is this restaurant a hidden gem or off-the-beaten path?
PRICE RANGE
$10.00 – $15.00
CUISINES
French, Cafe, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles203 reviews
Excellent
129
Very good
54
Average
14
Poor
5
Terrible
1
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Martha W
Exeter341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Personalized service and great selection of French pastries. Stopped for a late brunch at one of the outdoor tables. The young woman who waited in me ( you order at the counter and your food is brought to you) immediately offered to brew me a mint tea and make it into iced tea when I had asked for a decaf iced tea.
Written February 23, 2020
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IntoTheDeepBlue
Yorba Linda341 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 family
For sidewalk/courtyard cafe goodness, Renaud’s is hard to beat. The pastry offerings are consistently excellent, and you’re going to need to sample a few. Just because. Don’t miss the chocolate croissant and lemon tart, but you really can’t go wrong with anything they serve you. The meal entrees are tasty and satisfying, no micro portions here, and the French soundtrack playing in the background finishes off the scene just right. The wait can be a few minutes on a busy day, but we’ve never had to wait too long, even with a group of eight. Seat yourself, order a scrumptious pastry at the counter and pour your own coffee. All in all, Renaud’s is a hassle free, delicious cafe experience. Parking is easy. There is a single bathroom that is always clean and stocked.
Written March 8, 2023
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Backpacker
San Luis Obispo968 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
Delicious Raspberry Tart! The first bite, you taste the tartness of the raspberries, then slight sweetness followed by a buttery taste from the crust. Amazing! I thought about it hours later. I really enjoyed it! It was fantastic! The African American woman at the counter was disappointing though. She barely spoke, didn't thank us when we held the bathroom door open for her and then literally pushed past us coming out. Rude! But the other staff were nice and helpful!
Written August 30, 2021
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Harley
Keene Valley17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 family
Amazing breakfast place. It’s a little bit hidden compared to some other places but so worth the search. I ordered the grilled cheese but I wanted them to put it on one of the croissants when I saw how yummy they looked and they were happy to accommodate. The service was great, and food was wonderful. I will be back again.
Written July 9, 2024
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Alice F
Seattle280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
We first ate some wonderful pastries at Renaud's in 2017 and visited Santa Barbara again this summer. The food was as delicious as we remembered! This time we stopped by for lunch; a French Cubano sandwich and salad and the house salad with a crunchy baguette. The lunch was delicious but the lemon meringue tart was out of this world. Lucky Californians; there are seven Renaud's locations!
Written July 2, 2021
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ROBERTO Z
San Diego26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
We ordered quiche Lorraine and a breakfast jam, egg croissant, a latte, hot tea and a cherry crumble…a baguette to go. All of it was excellent and the price just right. Nestle in a small shopping area with great sitting and beautiful people all around. Gabe helped us with our order and he was just perfect. Thank you all
Written June 26, 2023
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SH
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
I love this place. The food is fresh, well-made, and delicious. Anytime I'm in the Santa Barbara area, I make sure to stop by Renaud's at least once. It has a great atmosphere with indoor seating as well as outdoor dining. I can't recommend this place enough. Well worth your time to visit.
Written November 10, 2022
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chris a
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
Just to level the review field, I found this place on a search that rated it a 5 star. I was overpromised/ under delivered by a large margin. I follow my wife to the best bakeries in the world, and found Renaud's to be an average bakery - at best. The wife rates it a 2.5. It's very small with an equally small selection of pastries. Nothing visually impressed me, so I tried a crossiant. It was good, but cold. That and a cup of coffee got me on the road, but Tartene of SF it aint.
Written May 16, 2021
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visbeyy
Lucerne15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
I stumbled across the place by coincidence. Had an omlette with salad and a capuccino for beakfast. I found it very delicious. Coffee was great too. Did not try the bakery stuff. But it looked delicious and authenticly french.
Written March 9, 2022
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James H
Oceanside648 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
Recommended by our hotel staff. Popular place for breakfast, but a dozen or so tables outside. Quiche was really good, as was the omelet. Good pastries, excellent cappuccino. Not cheap, but tasty and flavourful.
Written July 17, 2021
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T L
San Diego312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
Wonderful breakfast selections and coffee. The croissants and pastries and so delicious and fresh. The staff is very attentive. The outdoor tables make for a very enjoyable experience.
Written May 22, 2021
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martelewis
Alhambra5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
The best croissants (truly French) in California ! The only French Baker who knows how to make. 😊Also sold at Gelsons in Los Angeles and La Canada.
Written May 4, 2021
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Dan W
El Cajon9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
The inside of the croissants was buttery and the outside was flaky. They were warm and did not need butter. I think these were the best croissants I've ever had.
Written October 11, 2020
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Farida B
Santa Barbara74 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
Good not amazing bakery, the service is better than before, though an over zealous waitress / cashier who had nothing to do with my service was very rude, asked while I had a mask on to not lower it to be able to speak to the cashier, obviously she had nothing else to do and is powerless her only claim of fame was to do that, the waiter though was excellent and very helpful, the food is good for the USA equal to a regular bakery in France nothing extraordinary.
Written July 19, 2020
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travel1234563
Folsom42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 family
Is it pastry or is it art? This bakery has the most amazing pastries that are delicious, delicate and full of subtle flavors. This could seriously be the best French inspired bakery that I have encountered in the continental United States.
Written July 5, 2020
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