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Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have you been to France and had a croissant in one of those patisseries. Well, you can get those in Santa Barbara. The croissants at Renaud's are authentic Parisian delights. The chocolate croissants are a must try - flaky, good chocolate filing and perfect texture. If you are not a croissant person, try their fabulous assortment of breakfast specialties. The... More 

Thank Robbie D
Santa Barbara, California
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close your eyes and your in France. Renaud's has brought a new level to Santa Barbara. Everything he makes is just pure heaven. The pastries are just right not to too sweet, perfection.

Thank Patti G
Santa Barbara, California
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212 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

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 

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 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 

Thank Fred M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

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.

Cincinnati, OH
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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

Thank Cincytravel
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 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.

Thank seventieskid
Los Angeles, California
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181 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank 385eileenz
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank sssnancysss
Santa Barbara, California
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank rajahstarr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
French, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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?