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La Renaissance Cafe

47 Argyle St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9241 4878
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (33 reviews)
“cakes” (86 reviews)
“pastry” (30 reviews)
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07:00 - 18:00All hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
47 Argyle St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pies live or die by their pastry. These pies are immortal in a world where not many are remarkable. I was tempted by the Nutella twist — a bit too heavy for my taste. The marzipan croissant I’ll have next time. Tame table-hopping lorikeets live...More

Thank peterallen48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this French coffee shop for a quick pick me up. The iced coffees were really good and although could have been colder. We sat in the courtyard garden which was a peaceful oasis in the melee of the Rocks. Sadly we did...More

Thank Dean H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Nutella twist was to die for and the whole cabinet was very aesthetic! It was very authentic and had plenty of choice and charm.

Thank queenstownwithriro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OH, take a moment to cherish wonderful pastry and coffee/teas on the sidewalk cafe on the delightful pedestrian-only street. you feel like you're in Paris. Australia is wonderful,too!

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly and truly when I ate the raspberry and passion fruit cake I couldn't talk until I finished it. It was so tasty I had tears in my eyes. I dream about that cake when I'm at my work desk. It counts as one of...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a cake online because it supposed to be a nice shinny marble style looking cake. But then it became honeycomb with many holes when I picked it up. I request to change another but all the staff (4 staff include the chef) insisted...More

Thank Tracynman
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I went to this place because of the strong reviews. I had a pastry for lunch and found it to be disappointing. But the dessert was phenomenal. I came at lunch time and wasn't completely satisfied with lunch choices. But dessert choices were very attractive....More

Thank poltor
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We were staying at the Rocks and this was a really great place to grab a tasty morning coffee and pastry. Great service and wonderful food to start any morning.

Thank isoiridium
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Good pastries but let down by the inordinate wait for the coffee. 20 minutes from when we ordered it!!

Thank David d
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Grabbed some pastries and a coffee for breakfast over the weekend. Excellent pastries on offer - as good as you will get!. Definitively go back for a sit down meal next time I'm in Sydney

Thank 617barkly
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
sailors from the old nation. As the oldest
neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone
streets host more than 100 heritage sites and
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
16 August 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Argyle St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighbourhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9241 4878
  • E-mail
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 ham & cheese bechamel inside and on top of the croissant. Baked until crisp but still a little soft inside... we say yes please!
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