Le Renaissance Café Patisserie, The Rocks

Although birthday cakes tend to be more common, but I thought it would be nice to celebrate JC and my anniversary with some cakes too. I already had a thought in mind to buy some cakes from Le Renaissance in The Rocks on the actual day and take it back home as a dessert. I absolutely adore their cheesecake because it tastes so smooth and rich that the first time I tried I fell in love with it. And since JC never tried it so it’s the perfect excuse for me to get a couple of pieces of cakes there.

www.larenaissance.com.au

Ratings
Food: 8/10
Atmosphere: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Value: 7/10

Average Price
Entrée: $8 – $10
Main: $15 – $25
Dessert: $7 – $10
Degustation: N/A
Corkage: Not allowed
Cakeage: Not allowed (come on they sell cakes)

Others
Ease of finding a car park: Hard
Ease of finding the restaurant: Easy
Brightness of restaurant: Bright
Noise Level: Normal
Waiting time for foods: 15 mins
Booking time require: walk in
Child friendly/High Chair: No

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Being a Friday afternoon, the place was absolutely packed with people. As you can see the crazy queue outside the little café. I have no choice but to line up for 15 mins to get my dream cheesecake.

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Cheese Cake, $5.50

I made use of the 15 mins queuing up time wisely and choose the 3 most appealing cakes out of the colourful window. I told myself, cheesecake gotta be one of the choice, Lemon tart next as I fancy anything lemony…then the 3rd probably something chocolate and rich so I decided to get the Aroma. The cheese cake was really nice, smooth and cheesy, it is the major reason why I kept coming back.

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Lemon Tart, $5.00

First of all, tart itself looks amazing with the shiny glaze on top, the size is big and the base looks crunchy. Everything was nice, I mean the tart has a soft and smooth lemon filling but oh my dear god! It was so sour… that I got the worse sour-face ever. I couldn’t take it anymore so JC was happy to finish it all.

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Aroma, Eat in $6.00

Aroma has 3 layers of mouth-watering chocolate mousse, bottom being a milk chocolate mousse, middle is a white chocolate mousse and at the top is a thin layer of dark chocolate mousse with a dash of coffee. The cake is really nice as it is moist and not overly sweet.

Conclusion: This place was a bit of trouble to find a parking but well worth the wait and long lines. Le Renaissance food can be enjoyed in the outdoor courtyard between historic sandstones walls with a cup of delicious coffee. It may also be packaged for take away. If you want to impress family or clients, La Renaissance also does catering for parties and events.

 

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Address:

47 Argyle Street, The Rocks  
opening hrs: Mon – Sun: 8:00 to 18:00 
Ph:+612-9241-4878
Web: www.larenaissance.com.au

Getting There:

Parking: Hickson St  
By Train: Circular Quay Station  
By Bus:

circular quay

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. OohLookBel
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 05:47:51

    Have you tried their pies? The beef bourguignon is amazingly good, especially when the weather is chilly.

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  2. obesebaby
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 06:00:53

    No I always go there for their cheesecake. Beef Bourguignon as good as Julia’s child? It will be my next on the list thanks!

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  3. Maria @ ScandiFoodie
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 19:03:06

    That lemon tart looks like my kind of a treat! I too love lemony desserts 🙂

    Reply

  4. Tawny
    May 06, 2011 @ 13:04:36

    I feel so much happier now I unedsrtnad all this. Thanks!

    Reply

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