TFT Travels: Chocolate Chaud at Angelina, Paris

A visit to the legendary tearoom Angelina, founded in 1903 by confectioner Antoine Rumpelmayer, and named after his daughter-in-law. Beautiful belle époque interiors and delicious treats made it an afternoon to remember.

Stalwarts like Angelina are an absolute treat, when in Paris.


We reserved our table in advance, an essential – the queues of people waiting to enter go around the block.


As you enter, the atmosphere transports you to an elegant yet distinguished patisserie, where pastries are serious business . . .


We started with the legendary Chocolate Chaud, which was more than enough for two. It was thick, creamy, and rich dark hot chocolate served with fresh cream.


After being absolutely overwhelmed with chocolate, I went on to devour a perfect croissant and Prad ate a Croque Monsieur doused in butter with the perfect amount of cheese, a very indulgent sandwich indeed.



No visit to Angelina is complete without eating their signature pastry, the Mont Blanc. The Mont Blanc is made of meringue, whipped cream and chestnut cream vermicelli. I was a bit disappointed as the cream overpowered all the other flavours.


The Mille Feuille was fantastic; the layers of puff pastry were flaky and the custard fresh.


Please make some time for Angelina whenever you’re in the city of light next!


Visit Angelina at 226 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris. Call them at +33142608200.