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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 good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (91 reviews)
“sausage rolls” (21 reviews)
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French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
47 Argyle St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been here many time and the best part is the location. Coffee is really nice and love the Croissants and salmon Baguettes.The outdoor area is reminiscing of somewhere in Europe.....perhaps even France.

Thank Henry V
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were looking for a coffee spot, looked in and counter was packed so in we went. Difficult to choose a sweet with so many on offer. Our choices were excellent and the coffee 8/10. Sat in the courtyard, it was busy which is good...More

Thank Retiredwino
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had the pleasure of ordering the La Renaissance croquembouche today. Quite the very best we have ever tasted. The La Renaissance people clearly take their craft seriously. We recommend La Renaissance unreservedly.

1  Thank AussieAdverturers
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in for morning tea/coffee and agreed to go back for lunch. The coffee was good and the baguettes we ordered for lunch were wonderful. We left with two pastries for our long train journey home. We'll make La Renaissance a priority when we...More

1  Thank PadreJose
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw that I was close to this place whilst wandering around the harbour so I popped in. I had the sausage, bacon and fennel sausage roll and a coffee and went to sit under the bridge. It was probably the best sausage roll I...More

1  Thank James C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty place that definitely reminded me France. The baguette was very tasty and crunchy. My latte was good but my partner long black wasn't that great. The backyard is pretty and reserve that makes you forget to be in a big city.

1  Thank Dora D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever I’m at the rocks I tend to go get a chicken pie, they are delicious. Friendly service, a bit on the expensive side. Coffees OK.

1  Thank Toni113
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Positives: We visit La Renaissance in Waterloo almost every week, it is our favourite spot for Sunday brunch. The staff is very friendly and the ambiance is calm and nice. Suitable to visit with kids. The hot food is always very nice, the desserts are...More

1  Thank AliNiazi
Reviewed 12 August 2018

making it difficult to choose. Great coffee. Friendly service. Great place to sit, in the patio at the back of the cafe. A wonderful place to indulge while on holidays. I will return.

Thank 22Senior_travels
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Overall amazing experience. Family of 5 walked in and were greeted with patience while trying to figure out all of the orders. The order for the 5 of us was: 2 Shepherd Pies, a salami baguette, mozzarella baguette (kind of soggy), and a ham and...More

Thank Madison H
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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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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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
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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