One of the most beautiful tea rooms in Paris, the elegant Café Jacquemart-André is situated in the former dining room of the mansion built by banker Edouard André between 1869 and 1875. The palatial boulevard Haussmann residence was home to Monsieur André and his wife, artist Nélie Jacquemart, with whom he assembled the impressive art … Continue reading Café Jacquemart-André
One of Japan’s most prestigious and oldest makers of traditional Japanese confections, Toraya (founded in the 16th century) opened its doors in Paris in 1980 just steps away from the busy place de la Concorde. The quiet shop and tea room feature traditional Japanese pastries such as yokan, manjû, oshiruko and namagashi along with a … Continue reading Toraya
A listing of some of the most well-known tea rooms in Paris, as well as some lesser-known ones.
Tucked away inside the quiet passage Dauphine in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés L’Heure Gourmande serves up its traditional hot chocolate the old-fashioned way, in a chocolatière. Here’s what the Boston Globe says about the hot chocolate served here: “Although it retains a potent chocolate flavor, L’Heure Gourmande’s version has a light and creamy texture that … Continue reading L’Heure Gourmande
Stepping into La Charlotte de l’Isle is like entering a warm and cosy chocolate dream filled with unexpected delights. Founded in 1972, this curiosity shop of sorts is still run by the same owner, a chocolate artist who creates chocolate figurines, cakes and other goodies in her magical kitchen. Part tearoom, part chocolate shop, the … Continue reading La Charlotte de l’Isle
Founder Jean Carette opened his tearoom on the place du Trocadéro in 1927. His establishment rapidly gained a reputation as one of the most fashionable places in Paris to go for tea and pastries. That popularity still holds true today. Carette is known for its quality and old-fashioned service: here, hot chocolate is served on … Continue reading Carette
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 … Continue reading Angelina