Angelina is Paris doing Paris best. It is PEAK Paris. An elaborately adorned teahouse serving up decadent yet delicate desserts in the heart of the city, where façades are as Haussmann as they come. It exudes elegance and class in a way that only a Parisian teahouse can. This is the place that supposedly invented the Mont Blanc. The place that tourists flock to but locals still revere. The place that gives a new meaning to hot chocolate. I mean, it’s practically offensive to call it hot chocolate when we call Swiss Miss hot chocolate. So we’ll call it chocolat chaud. So decadent and rich, they serve the whipped cream on the side to cut the richness. Yes, that is correct. Welcome to Angelina Paris.
You come to Paris and someone says, oh, you should go to Angelina, they’re famous for their hot chocolate. Little do you know this is an event. Not like, a cute peppermint mocha to go on a cold winter day type of situation. This is a get dressed, we’re going to upgrade our lives for a minute type of situation.
But seriously, even if you’re only in Paris for one day, whether you’re by yourself or with loved ones, you should make time for Angelina, a magical place where, even if only for a moment, you can feel like you’re living out your Paris dreams. And yes, you deserve that chocolate. And yes, you earned that cake.
|Address||226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris|
There is also a location in the 7e, as well as locations in Galeries Lafayette (9e), Jardin du Luxembourg (6e), Les Boutiques du Palais (17e) and one just steps away from the original location at Musée du Louvre.
|Hours||7:30 – 19:00 weekdays, 8:30 – 19:30 weekends at the original Rue de Rivoli location, other locations vary|
|Price||$$-$$$ – I mean, you’ve made it to Paris, you might as well spend $10 on hot chocolate, but really, you’re paying for the atmosphere, the experience. But yeah, it’s definitely on the pricey side of things, but also, all things considered, it doesn’t need to be exorbitant.|
|Aesthetic||belle-epoque grandeur, a classic Parisian charm with a touch of royal flair. after all, we are in the 1er, and right in the heart of all the palaces.|
Go here for: a treat. a real, Parisian, you-know-you-deserve-it treat
Order this: they are most famous for chocolat chaud and mont blancs, but really, you can’t go wrong with any of the pastries. They also have brunch sets and afternoon tea sets.
Amount of time to spend: an hour or two to truly soak up the atmosphere
When to come: whenever, really. There sometimes is a line, but it moves fairly quickly, since it’s a pretty big space. Afternoons tea hours tend to be busiest.
Getting here: (original location) closest stations are Tuileries (ligne 1), Pyramides (7, 14), and Concorde (1, 8, 12).
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Last visited: May 2019
Last updated: May 2020