So you’re in Paris, it’s raining and you want to find a nice café to enjoy one of the best hot chocolate in Paris ? You should go to Angelina, this is the place for it.

Angelina is a full service café and tea room, serving breakfast, brunch, salads and sandwiches, but for many, the hot chocolate and desserts are the main attractions. The original Angelina patisserie and tearoom, designed in the luxurious Belle Époque style, is located at 226 Rue de Rivoli, across from the Tuileries Gardens in the 1st arrondissement. Founded in 1903 by Austrian confectioner, Antoine Rumpelmayer, the tea room was named after his daughter-in-law, and has been a favorite spot for over a century for well-heeled Parisians and celebrities, including Marcel Proust and Coco Chanel.

The famous hot chocolate, known as L’Africain, is made from a luscious blend of four different cocoa beans from Africa.  Sweet, thick and rich, and served with fresh whipped cream on the side, it is a taste not to be missed.

Service is prompt and efficient, and the chocolate was served in individual white ceramic pitchers, with the luscious cream on the side. Sinfully thick, the pour-out was met with enthusiastic oohs and ahhhs.

We think Angelina’s should be on every chocolate lover’s “must do” list.  What do you think?  Have you tried Angelina’s?  Let us know your thoughts in the “Comments” section.

Another option to Angelina, if you’re looking for perfection and for the really best and not touristic chocolate in Paris is the Bristol hotel on a Sunday afternoon. They serve a delicious hot chocolate with a desert of your choice (29€). A little bit expensive but really the best !

Angelina :
226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

Bristol Hotel :
112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris