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“Best Croissants and macaroons outside of Paris”

Renaud's Bakery and Bistro
Ranked #5 of 15 Bakeries in Santa Barbara
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

This started out as a small local bakery run by an authentic French baker. The croissants, pastries, tarts and macaroons are as good as they come in France. The meals are ok, but go for the pastries!

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Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Went on the Santa Barbara Food Tour and this was our first stop. After sampling the macroons (spelling), we came back for more the next day.

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Reviewed 12 March 2016

The food here is consistently good, the service is professional and friendly enough. Because they make your entrée when you order it instead of preparing ahead of time, it may not be the fastest meal, but it will be fresh and delicious. I gave it 5 stars, but I would knock off half a star if I could because a lot of the time the coffee isn't very hot. They keep it in those containers and it's rare when I get a hot cup poured from it the first time. I hate having to waste it and pour it out (like the servers have told me to do) and start again. Other than that, Renaud's is a wonderful little breakfast and lunch place with convenient parking that I highly recommend.

Thank ohana
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

Renaud gets up early each morning to bake all his offerings. Too many to detail, but all are super. Of course, along with usual coffees, teas, lattes, etc. has both tables outside as well as inside. Always a strong turnout of locals who know a good thing when they find it. Enjoy.

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Thank EDD1967_83
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

This place is the real Parisian deal. The croissants practically explode in light layers when you bit into them. The cookies are all fantastic and worth the price (if they were cheaper, I'd eat too many!) It's a little bit of France on the Central Coast of CA.

Thank Jagggs
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