La Renaissance Cafe Patisserie

After a walk to the newly opened Barangaroo Reserve, we stopped by for some tasty French pastries as a cheeky reward!

Food:
We ordered our sweet treats takeaway, and got a Tiramisu and Creme Brulee to share. The Creme Brulee was the highlight, as the rich vanilla bean flavour came through strongly and it was well set and light, with a perfectly torched top that had a nice crackle. The Tiramisu was also delightful, with strong coffee flavours soaked into the sponge, but the only thing we would have preferred differently was for the cocoa layer on the top to be a much thinner sprinkle, as it was a bit dry.

Ambience:
The cafe was bustling and quite full, and it took a little while to be served. Prices vary significantly if you dine in and take-away, so definitely grab your pastries takeaway and eat them around the area – there are some great harbour views! There was a limited selection by the time we came, so presumably they were much more well stocked in the morning.

Overall:
If you’re looking for a quick dessert after dining at The Rocks, La Renaissance is a classic French patisserie that offers a great selection of sweets! I’ll be back for some of the mille feuille and vanilla slice, which I’m keen to try.

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