One of Sydney’s best known French Pâtisseries, La Renaissance, has been standing proud in The Rocks for over 40 years now, constantly delivering café food and classic arrays of cakes, pastries, shortbreads, and other treats to a very large, very hungry following. Now the brand has expanded their reach across the city, opening up a brand new venue in Waterloo on the corner of Young and Phillip Streets.
The new La Renaissance will be bringing over their classic treats to the inner-city suburb along with a small café lunch menu and popular pâtisserie classes to the new location. Master Patissier Jean-Michel Raynaud will lead a team that aim to regularly present highly detailed, multi-layer cakes, buttery, crisp croissants, pain aux raisins, brioche and pain au chocolt, and more fresh out of the oven. Popular treats including cherry and pistachio tarts, salted caramel macarons, warm apple turnovers, and classic shortbreads will line the display cases each day.
Some of the cakes that will be regularly available include The Goya, a raspberry mousse line with layers of passionfruit cremux, almond nougatine, and sponge, and The Zulu, a layering of Valrhona chocolate mousse, chocolate salted caramel, and chocolate shortbread. The venue’s cafe element will feature roasted coffee from The Little Marionette, a range of fresh takeaway seasonal salads, sandwiches, sausage rolls (try their Fennel & Bacon Sausage Rolls), pies, and more, all made daily on site.
The expansion follows the 2015 induction of La Renaissance into the prestigious Relais Desserts, an international world-class patisserie association that means Reynaud joins the ranks of some of the world’s highest acclaimed pastry chefs, including Pierre Herme (the current Best Pastry Chef in the World), and Japan’s celebrated Sadaharu Aoki.
La Renaissance Waterloo
Address: 197 Young Street, Waterloo
Contact: 02 9241 4878
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30am-5:30pm; Sun 9am-4pm
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