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Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro

3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
+1 805-569-2400
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“macaroons” (24 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 15:00 Hours
French, Cafe, European
€€ - €€€
3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a crossant and coffee here last week with a friend while visiting Santa Barbara from Paris where I live. The croissant was just as good as any I have had in France (and I have had many!). We sat outside in the sun...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TSinParis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. After traveling all through Europe, the almond croissants are really as good as they say. Flavorful and crisp on the outside with a little treasure inside. They are also quite large and I would suggest splitting. The rest of the breakfast too was fantastic!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pokuneff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee machine broken, so no fresh coffee, instead, coffee from dispensers. Great, dispensers almost empty, and cold. We ordered a fresh orange juice, “we’ll bring it to your table”. Ten minutes later we asked about our orange juice. “Sorry, we are not happy with the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Enrique C
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We stopped here for lunch on a recent visit to town. The croissants were wonderful. My husband and I also had French onion soup which I thought was a little sweet but good. It came with salad and little open-faced grilled cheese sandwiches. The pastry...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I got the croque monsieur and it was ok. Served with a mixed green salad that was ok. The highlight was my iced mint peach tea.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank brattonj
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Renaud's croissants are the best in town, better than Bouchon's and more expensive venues. My favorite location is the Ontare, next to Harry's, one of the best moderately priced restaurants in S.B., and Gelson's. It is far more spacious than the location across from the...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Craig R
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Highlights: I've had a lot of macarons and I love these! We had the kindest service! Easy access from shopping on State St.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JChaff12
Reviewed 22 April 2018

The pastries are exceptional at Renaud's. Possibly the best I've had in the U.S., and when we're buzzing through this area we often stop for croissants and the little hazelnut-cinnamon pinwheel things. This time we had lunch at the Bistro. Had the mushroom quiche--my god,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We had the almond croissant, the ham and cheese croissant and the french toast. They were all exemplary of their genres. This was the best breakfast place for our entire trip.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Johnny W
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The food would have been even better if they had brought it to or table when it was ready. Instead, it sat in a bag on the counter, because they misunderstood and thought we wanted it to go. They were friendly about fixing the mistake,...More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Alejandro Y
24 September 2017|
Response from OLDFirefighter | Reviewed this property |
I have no connection with the bakery, you'd have to call them directly. Have you asked Bouchon if they can provide a cake?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-569-2400
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