Angelina is Paris’s most lip-smackingly scrumptious desserts – all served in the faded grandeur of a belle époque salon just steps from the Louvre.
For the history, Angelina house was founded in 1903 by Antoine Rumpelmayer and the tea room was the place to be where french fashion designer like Coco Chanel or philosophers and aristocrat loved to savour a tea or pastry.
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 !