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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%
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47 Argyle St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cafe for a quick espresso and snack. To eat they have all sorts of sweet and savory pastries. Service is quick and friendly.

Thank rzsandoval
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of character, in a very historic part of early Sydney. The Coffee is good as well as the Deserts and lunch is not too bad as well. Its a first and last stop on visits to the City. Tre fantastic French Pasteries

Thank jOHN5H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few steps away from Danieli's Cafe is a patisserie that you should not miss. You would have to queue up to have a bite of La Renaissance's baked French goods, but it's definitely worth it. Its Pork and Fennel Sausage Croissant (AUD 6) is highly recommended!

Thank milcah889
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during lunch time. There was a queue but it moved quickly. The coffee was pretty perfect and the pastries were deliciously French. Would definitely recommended.

1  Thank Katherine8998
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go bs this lovely French bakery in the Rocks, with a nice patio at the back. Their croissants and Danish pastries were divine. Great coffee too!

Thank Grace L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious French sweet and savoury treats - baguettes, quiches, and pastries to die for!! Lovely quiet ambience in the cafe area through the back - compared with the faster-paced, more public aspect of the tables near the front entrance.

Thank MIke2902
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without doubt as a lover of cakes I would class this cafe as one of the best cake cafes I have ever visited. I had an absolutely superb cake ( Zulu) and intend to try others when I am next in Sydney.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this cafe twice whilst staying in Sydney. Beautiful little courtyard out the back. Had a cheesy croissant for breakfast. Perfect coffee and the best lemon cheesecake I have ever had. In fact the cheesecake was so good I had it two days running. Will...More

Thank Phil R
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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

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Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 16
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
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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