Brioche et chocolat chaud chez Angelina, Paris

Chocolat chaud Whipped cream Chocolate + cream Toasted brioche and jam Brioche and apricot jam Angelina Angelina tinsA visit to La Maison Angelina simply isn’t complete without indulging in a pot of chocolat chaud. In true French style, breakfast was rich, heavenly and presented beautifully. Complete with whipped cream and buttery brioche served with lashings of apricot jam, I’m not sure I’ve ever enjoyed breakfast quite as much. It was all rather indulgent for a woman who usually eats fruit and drinks sencha for breakfast mais, c’était les vacances !

226 Rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
+33 1 42 60 82 00


La Maison Angelina

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Angelina Tea Room was founded in 1903 and is somewhat of a Parisian institution loved by locals and tourists alike. It happens to be one of those hyped up places which usually deters me. When a friend hosted her birthday party at the main rue Rivoli branch last October, I took the opportunity to check it out. What a fun afternoon but to be honest, I don’t care for the décor; it’s tired and in need of renovation. The service was very good and our waitress was friendly and seemed interested in our gathering. Due to the Indian Summer of 2011, I didn’t get a chance to try Angelina’s hot chocolate.

Upon hearing news that a branch had opened in my favourite Rive Droite department store – Galeries Lafayette – I promptly took myself off for a wee bit of shopping and dessert. Discreetly nestled amongst high-end designers, the classic Angelina style with a fresher look is much more inviting and yes, I finally tasted the famous chocolat chaud, which is rich, delicious and worth every calorie. If you find yourself in France, don’t even think of leaving without trying it. Well worth the hype. The macarons were also very nice and not too sweet, though they only have a small selection.

Angelina Tea Room
226 Rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 60 82 00

Galeries Lafayette
38 Rue de la Chaussée d’Antin
75009 Paris
+33 (0) 1 42 82 34 56