7 Mar 2013

Contributed by MSP

Ultimately Parisian and a symbol of the Parisian Belle Époque, Angelina on the Rue de Rivoli is a must-not-miss destination when in Paris. We visited the tearoom on a snowy Saturday morning and thankfully, due to the extreme weather conditions, the queue was bearable and shorter than we were expecting. Once in, the extremely beautiful décor, marble tables, silver trays and rows of colourful pastries immediately transported us to another époque of grace and elegance. We naturally ordered their famous hot chocolates accompanied by their celebrated ‘Mont Blanc’ to share (a cake of meringue, light whipped cream and chestnut vermicelli) that definitely lives up to its reputation! It was freshly made, like all their pastries, with a smooth texture and a light chestnut flavour. The ‘hot chocolate worth flying to Paris for’ was incredibly thick, rich in flavour and texture and definitely the best I’ve ever had! The service was attentive and we didn’t feel any pressure from the staff to leave quickly even though the queue at the door had doubled since we arrived. Angelina certainly isn’t cheap but it is well worth the trip and I will be stopping by every chance I get!

226 Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris, France