Angelina, a luxurious and divine place in Paris, loved among Coco Chanel and Proust. Read along and I’ll tell you more…
As I had discovered Paris a few years ago and then visited all the “touristic” places; going on the Eiffle Tower, visited the Louvre and see the Mona Lisa, a boat tour on the Seine… All super fun, but already done so they were no longer on the bucket list this time.
No this time, we wanted to go for a more relaxed vacation, since we run around like crazy a few years ago, just to see everything. Making pictures for the blog and Instagram were part of it, which is what we love to do. But also visiting typical French cafés and patisseries, relax and just watching people.
Before we went, I searched for the cutest places and found “Angelina”.
The Angelina Story
In 1903 the confectioner Antoine Rumpelmayer founded Angelina, which he named after his daughter-in-law. For over a century the tearoom has built a reputation as a place of sophistication and indulgence. As soon as it opened, Angelina became the place to be among the Parisian aristocracy. Proust and Coco Chanel rubbed shoulders with the biggest names in fashion in Angelina’s salons.
The interior, designed by the famous Belle Epoque architect Edouard-Jean Niermans, combines elegance, charm and refinement to create a sense of romanticism and poetry. Angelina is a tranquil, exquisite space, somewhere between serenity and indulgence.
Angelina is known for her delicious African Hot Chocolate.
The famous “African” hot chocolate is composed of three carefully selected kinds of African cocoa from Niger, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. The secret recipe for this chocolate mix is specially put together for Angelina. The combination of these different types of chocolate from different lands lends Angelina’s hot chocolate its exceptional taste and distinctive character.
The Mont-Blanc is an iconic pastry: combines meringue, light whipped cream and chestnut paste vermicelli to delight even the keenest of palates. The Mont-Blanc’s unique, unrivalled recipe has made it Angelina’s famous trademark pastry since 1903.
The hot chocolate is totally different from what we have in Pays Bas (Holland), we get milk mixed with chocolate/cacaopowder. At Angelina’s you get melted chocolate. So literally: hot chocolate. It’s super fun to try, but the chocolate was a little too heavy for me 🙂 I did love the pastry underneath by the way; merengue with nuts and hazelnut cream, yum!