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Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro

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3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
+1 805-569-2400
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

Thank Maria H
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131 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 coffee, the hot chocolate, a whole case of pastries, cakes and cookies. . . there... More 

Thank sssnancysss
Seattle, Washington
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130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 so many choices of delicious looking pastries, I chose a chocolate chip, coconut, and nut... More 

Thank Alice F
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149 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 knocking about and the paint chips on the floor were a little off putting. Lastly,... More 

Thank OLDFirefighter
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 other goodies - the three egg omelet was perfect. Good coffee too.

Thank fun4fvg
Athens, Attiki, Greece
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 with French coffee....very good indeed !! The Patio is very cozy and I wish you... More 

Thank Alex T
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The almond croissant and quiche Lorraine were out of this world. Strongly recommend stopping here forc lunch or brunch!

Thank kellypY8396AH
Spokane, Washington
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had espressos and fresh bakery cookies after an hour in Chaucer's bookstore. Sat outside in warm sun but plenty of space indoors as well as heartier food that I saw on others' plate.

1 Thank bettypon7
Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We are regulars here, the pastries are even better than every place we visited in Paris- Thank you Renaud and Nicole for getting this absolutely right for SB. We send our foodie visiting friends here, always have rave reviews. Hint: for a gift - hostess or Bday -have them box up some with a ribbon!

Thank psharina
Olympia, WA
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

You order at counter and seating inside and out. Locals brought us twice during our visit. I enjoyed the limitless self-serve coffee and sampled various croissants - almond was my favorite. Others in party enjoyed egg sandwichs and quiche. All was good and it was wonderful to sit outside. Our service was fine.

Thank NWRunner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
French, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?