Angelina Paris Photo Barbra Austin

Angelina

Many people believe that this aging tea salon and pâtisserie serves the best chocolat chaud in Paris, but Angelina is also known for its Mont Blanc and other pastries.

Practical information

Address: 226 rue de Rivoli, 75001
Nearest transport: Tuileries (1)
Hours: Open every day, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Telephone: 01 42 60 82 00
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Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “Epicurean delights include the Mont Blanc dessert, a ball of meringue covered in whipped cream and sweet chestnut, and, for those with a waistline to watch, a brand new sugar- and butter-free brioche aux fruits rouges.”

Dorie Greenspan (2011) “Over the years, Angelina has refreshed the look of their signature dessert [the Mont Blanc] — this current version is from pastry chef Sebastien Bauer — but they’ve always kept its elements…”

Barbra Austin (2009) “…most everyone else is there for one reason and one reason only: The chocolat chaud,…They are famous for it and it’s easy to see why. It’s served in a cup, it’s pourable, and you can drink it, but to call this rich, chocolaty concoction a beverage in the same category as coffee or tea is stretching it. This is a dessert, really.”

Dorie Greenspan (2009) “The richest chocolat chaud is at Angelina’s.”

David Lebovitz (2006) “…the place is always packed-full of French society women and tourists side-by-side spooning up their gloriously rich, and impossibly thick, le Chocolat Africain.”

6 thoughts on “Angelina”

  1. Can anyone tell me if Angelina once had another name? I remember being taken by my grandmother (circa 1971) to a beautiful 19th century-style cafe on the Rue de Rivoli, just about the same location as Angelina, but it had a different name, which I cannot for the life of me remember. Anyone know about Angelina’s past, or perhaps a similar establishment nearby? Merci mille fois!

  2. If I were to visit this place on March 14th will I need a reservation?
    Is it possible to just order a hot chocolate and a small pastry or something small?

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