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Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro

3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
+1 805-569-2400
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“croque madame” (3 reviews)
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French, Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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.

Thank Johnny W
Reviewed 10 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

Thank DecafCapp
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This place has the best pastries and French food in town. He studied there and it shows. Genuine French food without pretense.

1  Thank Doug F
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews on this place hubby and I decided to give it a go. It really lives up to its reputation really good almond cuiasonts and plain cuiasonts and there cookies are excellent.

1  Thank Maria H
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were in Santa Barbara for a week, staying at the Pepper Tree Motel. Not far from the motel we found the State Street location of Renaud’s bakery. We enjoyed their breakfast, sometimes sharing their 3 egg omelette with potatoes and delicious multi-grain bread. The...More

1  Thank sssnancysss
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We stopped in last week for a mid afternoon treat at the Upper State Street Renaud's and were so delighted with the pastry and beverage selections. This was our first time in and were guests of friends who live in Santa Barbara. Although there were...More

Thank Alice F
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We were in for lunch and I had the soup. It was very good but left me wanting more. My main problem was the noise, it is really noisy in the place. Next, it need a sprucing up, the walls were scraped up from chairs...More

Thank OLDFirefighter
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Oh my! It's wonderful when a bakery lives up to it's reputation. And Renaud's actually was better than we expected. Everything is just what you would find at an excellent Patisserie in France - buttery, flaky, and flavorful. And it's not just the croissants and...More

Thank fun4fvg
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Sandwiches, pastries,salads omelets - you named are from an other world!! I ordered a croissant with home made jam and a cup of cappuccino coffee !! The best ever tasted!! My friends they had a sandwich with ham and cheese and also two other pastries...More

Thank Alex T
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Alejandro Y
25 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
USD 10 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: +1 805-569-2400
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