Tag Archives: Tea Rooms


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

Paris Tea Rooms

A listing of some of the most well-known tea rooms in Paris, as well as some lesser-known ones.

L’Heure Gourmande

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


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