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Our History

La Renaissance patisserie was founded in 1974 by Pierre and Sally Charkos. Paris-trained as a chef and pâtissier, Pierre had a dedication to his profession which never waned. Insisting on only using the best quality ingredients, and incredible pastries were produced in-house daily to a high standard. Originally situated in a small shopfront in East Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore, they moved the patisserie (affectionately known in-house as “La Ren”) to The Rocks on Bastille Day in 1992.

Our building here in The Rocks was built in 1842 by Michael Gannon, an ex-highway robber from Ireland, who ran a business offering carpentry, real estate, auctioneer and undertaking services. The courtyard, with its backdrop of Sydney skyscrapers, still shows traces of his workshop and the unique history.

Pierre sadly passed away in 2005, but his presence is still felt at La Renaissance,
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Place your order at the front counter and wander through to our idealic Parisian style courtyard where you can enjoy our delicious range of cakes, pastries, baguette sandwiches and hot savouries for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.
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Opening Hours

  • We open from 8am–6pm daily. 
  • Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day. 
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  • We do not offer custom-made cakes outside our normal range, however, we will do our best to accommodate a request for decoration with respect to colour preference / event.
  • The earliest cake collection is 10am.
  • The latest time for cake collection is 5.30; our shop doors shut at 6pm sharp each day, and due to security reasons, we can not open the doors for a cake collection after this time.
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Our coffee is by The Little Marionette and our tea by T2, perfect for that early morning pick me up with a freshly baked croissant or pain au chocolat.
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