Founded in 1903 by Austrian confectioner Antoine Rumpelmayer (1832-1914), Angelina has been a Parisian institution for more than a century.
Located beneath the arcades of the busy rue de Rivoli, across from the Tuileries gardens, this tearoom is most famous for its African Hot Chocolate, a thick, luscious concoction that has been compared to a melted chocolate bar.
A single order of this sweet and calorie-laden luxury chocolate drink is often enough for two people — something to keep in mind if you also plan to order from the large selection of pastries and cakes on offer.
These include its famous Mont Blanc, a meringue base topped with chestnut purée and whipped cream.
Elegant service in a gorgeous Belle Epoque décor make Angelina a very popular destination among tourists and locals alike. Sundays are especially busy, and there’s often a line-up at the door.
Marcel Proust and Coco Chanel were regulars here.
Update: Angelina recently launched its own line of gourmet chocolates, available exclusively at the rue de Rivoli location.
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226, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 42 60 82 00
Hours: Mon. to Sun. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Musée du Louvre, Aile Richelieu,
Tel. +33 (0)1 49 27 93 31
Métro: Palais Royal
Hours: Mon. to Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.;
Sat. and Sun. 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Musée du Luxembourg
19, rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 42 34 25 95
Métro: Saint Sulpice, Rennes, Odéon
Palais des Congrès
2, place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris
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