1er arrondissement
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(c) Angelina

Angelina is home to Paris's most lip-smackingly scrumptious desserts - all served in the faded grandeur of a belle époque salon just steps from the Louvre. The hot chocolate is pure decadence; try the speciality 'African', a velvety potion so thick that you need a spoon to consume it. Epicurean delights include the Mont Blanc dessert, a ball of meringue covered in whipped cream and sweet chestnut, and, for those with a waistline to watch, a brand new sugar- and butter-free brioche aux fruits rouges. The place heaves at weekends, so be prepared to queue.


Venue name: Angelina
Address: 226 rue de Rivoli

Opening hours: 8am-7pm Mon-Fri; 9am-7pm Sat, Sun
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A beautiful café and restaurant near the Jardin des Tuileries that is worth the hype. The interior decor is absolutely stunning and adds to the calm and classy ambiance. I liked how there was a takeaway section near the entrance as well as a sit-down area further inside. The display of cakes and pastries really catches your eye when you walk in and temps you into sitting down for a snack, if you weren't already planning to. 

My family and I came here about a year ago and shared 4 pastries and the famous Hot Chocolate. The latter is really thick and rich, and served with some freshly whipped cream on the side. As for the pastries, we went for a slice of Opéra cake, the Vanilla Millefeuille, the Saint-Honoré, and the Dark Chocolate Tart. All four were done really well and looked very visually appealing. My favourite was probably the Opéra cake because it's quite a common type of French cake and compared to other bakeries, it was executed brilliantly at Angelina. The Dark Chocolate Tart was also a big hit with my family because both the tart and the filling were dark chocolate, which actually wasn't too overwhelming. 

Overall, a lovely experience to have as a family for an afternoon tea treat or even for breakfast, so I've heard!

Steven L

Exceptional place. A tip is not o get hot chocolate AND a Mont Blanc. Too much. Just too much! Service was re excellent, the place is beautiful. It's not cheap but,,,

Laura Lee


The hot chocolate wasn't as amazing as I expected and the Mont Blanc was too sweet. I'm a lover of all things sweet but the combination of the two was too intense I couldn't even finish either one of them. I left the place feeling like a part of my brain was comatized. The interior is nice but not as nice as it looks in the photo. The seating area is a bit too crowded and the service was blasé. Next time, I'd rather get something to go rather than wait in line.

Ann Coombs

SOOOOOOO overrated! over priced and less than gracious staff - as one who adores Paris and spends time here NOT a recommendation!!!