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La Renaissance Cafe

47 Argyle St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9241 4878
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sausage roll” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, European, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
47 Argyle St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wide variety of French bakes temptations - so many decisions. Very popular with the queue out the door.

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small cafe with courtyard seating out the back. It's not cheap (nothing is in The Rocks) but does excellent pastries and quiches, as well as good coffee.

Thank Judy12343
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really did love this place. I have been hereafter times but only for takeaway. This time me and the kids stayed to eat brekky. Although it's a very small place there is a lovely little garden out the back where you can sit and...More

Thank Juli W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss out on a coffee and pastry from La Renaissance Cafe. There's a pretty little courtyard at the rear to relax and enjoy the freshly baked pastries.

Thank Lulouise
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we visit Sydney we make sure we come to this place. There are always a few people queued outside the door which is a good sign. The croissants are magnificent and the coffee is too.

Thank Leon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we are regulars in La Renaissance cafe in Waterloo, pastries here are freshly baked daily and they do taste like in France - French friend vouch for it. almond croissant and pistachio&chocolate swirl are the favourites but really everything tastes great. bonus is great coffee...More

Thank asza333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the 'Goya' cake was amazing! Excellent coffee as well. It was busy so you know it must be good. Great service as well.

Thank c0llie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first stop in Sydney for a coffee after the long haul flight CLE-->SFO-->SYD, my first flat white... Ordered at the counter, found a seat in the back garden/patio. Super cute. Loved the eclair cafe, and the sausage roll.

Thank tropicaltammi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh what a find. We were looking for a place to have a coffee and low and behold this location popped up. The coffee was amazing AND then there were the pastries. OMG. We sat out back away from the main street. It was quiet,...More

Thank RodA31
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It seems I can say no to every bakery and pastry place except this one. Every time I walk by I go in "just to have a look"... it's a lie I tell myself and they I buy a pastry to eat as I walk...More

Thank James A
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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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 4 - USD 16
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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