La Renaissance has been around for a good 20 years, a good reputable French café & patisserie offering a multitude of authentic delectable French desserts, dreamy savory pastries and drop-dead gorgeous cakes.
We have celebrated many birthdays with La Renaissance's specialty cakes.
We've ordered the Vivaldi ($9.00) which basically is a Hazelnut milk chocolate cake with Mandarin Mousse. We absolutely loved the presentation and texture of this chocolate cake; it is like eating a work of art - I could admire it all day. My friend couldn't wait to dig in.
The melted chocolate was to die for. It was so smooth and velvety, you couldn't ask for better chocolate. Those pearly crumbles were delightful, they added a nice crunchy texture to the beautiful chocolate mouse cake.
The cake itself was slightly denser than I anticipated, but overall it was pretty good.
The cafe's decor is not fancy or superficial like Laduree or Rockpool. Personally I found the existing humble country-village style setting to be quite charming. It has all the heritage characteristics and rustic edges that sets it apart from the newish posh Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe next door.
Upon entering, you will find rows and rows of macarons, cakes, pastries and baguettes. Everything just looked so delicious and inviting.
The Patisserie was full of variety and we were so indecisive. We deliberated and pondered. Yes, such a first-world problem. The staff were so friendly and let us have all the time we wanted hovering over the glass shelves.
It is a fairly busy patisserie cafe. Inside, you will find a large, long cake display glass cabinet filled with beautiful, delightful and colourful cakes, pastries, savory items and treats. They are all head-turning creations.