For the best hot chocolate and eclairs in Paris, you must visit Angelina

posted on: Tuesday, 15 October 2013

While in Paris with NEXT, we paired up with a culinary expert to tour the city's most famous chocolate hot spots. While the usual haunts were listed, there was one place we visited that we had never visited before - Angelina. The queue was out the door as tourists and Parisians alike waited to order either a piping hot beverage or a fluffy eclair. Of course we had to have both the hot chocolate and the overindulgent eclair. You only live once right?

While I'm more a "from the powder mix" sort of hot chocolate girl, I must admit Angelina's hot chocolate was from another world entirely. It is quite literally like sipping a chocolate bar through a straw. After three sips I couldn't take it anymore and surrendered my cup. Alas, I am a Swiss Miss with tiny marshmallows woman. 

When it comes to the chocolate eclair, however, I can only say I hope you all manage to try this at least once in your life. Never have I eaten anything so slowly, so delicately. Every single bite was a step further into some sort of wonderful food coma where all of Paris disappeared around me and it was just me and this beautiful creation enjoying the most perfect moment in time. 

Angelina:  226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

With Ella From Coco's Tea Party


  1. Ah! Angelina is quite possibly one of my favourite places on earth. I remember my first visit there when it was (relatively) quiet and the waiter was telling us all about the history of the place. It was fabulous.

  2. Whenever we visit Paris, the hotel we stay in is 2 blocks away from Angelina's. I, too, surrendered to their hot chocolate. Delicious, but just too much for me. I really enjoy their pastries... hope to visit again sometime soon! Thanks for sharing

  3. I can't wait to try this place! Thanks for the recommendation. I'm off to Paris next weekend.

    Emma xx