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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
Telephone: 01 42 60 82 00
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Additional Locations

Address: 108 rue du Bac, 75007
Nearest transport: Rue du Bac (12)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 42 22 63 08

Reviews of interest

Vogue (2015) “This miniature outpost of the famous Rue du Rivoli salon de théreplicates all of the original’s Belle Epoque charm, with mosaic floors, ornate mirrors, and soft lighting. Because this is a shop and not a tearoom, the focus here is more on patisserie rather than Angelina’s popular hot chocolate. Though that’s on offer, too, of course.”

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.”

8 thoughts on “Angelina”

  1. “Funny chocolate” should read runny chocolate. The rest of typos due to stupid iPhone. My apologies.

  2. Decided to try Angelina.s today. True the hot chocolate is powerfully delicious, if a bit too funny. Serve was so what slow, however it must be said the the salon was full all day,
    With tourists waiting in line to get in.
    Started with the foils gras salad. This could be the best salad that I’ve ever had. Lovely mustard vinaigrette.
    Now the bad part. The salad was followed by the onion soup gratinee. The cheese mysteriously only appeared as a shadow on top of the burned crouton. The amount of onion in the soup made it more of a stew, than soup. But the worst and most unacceptable part is the amount of salt in the dish.
    It’s four hours later and my tongue is still burning from the salt. Don’ think that this just one opinion, since my ding partner is suffering the same. I’m guessing the chef smokes and has lost the ability to taste. It was that bad.
    we mentioned the problem to the waiter. Instead just removing the item from the bill, he and the dining room host had a big pow wow with the stare down in my direction. How embarrassing.
    He came over with a bag of 4 macaroons, to placate me.. Once again. Very embarrassing.
    Desserts, excellent. Lemon cheesecake and strawberry Fraiser. Nice place to sit, but skip the soup. Grade C-.

  3. 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!

  4. 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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