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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” (87 reviews)
“sausage roll” (12 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.All hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
47 Argyle St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Recently enjoyed a delightful breakfast in the courtyard of this little French-style café in The Rocks area of Sydney. I had some warm, jam-filled, buttery croissants followed by a lovely espresso. However, the big surprise was a visit by a local rainbow lorikeet who's clearly...More

Thank pjhavord
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located at the rocks, this place has the best dessert and pastries. Must try their croissants, sausage rolls and desserts. All delicious in their own way. A great place for breakfast, lunch, coffee or just a snack!

Thank Thebudgetbeauty
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking back to our hotel after our ferry from Manly docked at Circular Quay, we diverted off George Street, and walked up Argyle. So glad we did, as in our exploration of the Rocks had shown, there is always another surprise....this time one of the...More

1  Thank jollyrobert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first time we came to La Renaissance I found it hard to chose which pastry to have as everything looks so tempting. We have been there a few times now and I always try to have something different and everything I have tried has...More

Thank sueannne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love La Ren. We always stop for a coffee and pastry when we visit The Rocks. Don’t be put off by the line out the door, it moves quickly and is worth the short wait. Additional seating out the back and is a...More

Thank Smoodgee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick coffee. Ended up having a pain au chocolat. Just delicious. Friendly staff. Sit out the front in Argyle street or in their courtyard.

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went and try due to popularity in trip advisor. saw the queue so i insisted buying. Crossiants were alright. Tiramisu was ok but lack rum taste. it was soft though. the service was good though. if you take away, it will cost you cheaper. But...More

Thank Gogo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Following the recommendation from trip advisor we went to this place to enjoy their pastries with a nice pot of the. And the were as good as stated in the recommendations. Great place with atmosphere. Highly recommendable.

Thank Carlarsen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit this cafe for the best French pastry shop in Australia, but start with a wonderful baguette sandwich or other savouries. This cafe is the best place in the Rocks for a specialty coffee and dessert or other pick me ups any time during the...More

1  Thank Minoo G
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood . The coffee is very good as are the delicious array of pastries and cakes. Loved the fruit jellies. Sit out on the pedestrian path or out the back in the courtyard for a quieter...More

1  Thank maryliv2016
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
sailors from the old nation. As the oldest
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
15 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$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 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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