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Inside Angelina, Paris

Hot chocolate at Angelina's

Hot chocolate at Angelina’s, by Penne Cole

Angelina in Paris is every hot chocolate-lover’s dream destination. Its Hot Chocolate L’Africain is recognised as one of the best in Paris, so when I walked past one day and saw (miracle of miracles) that there was no line in front of the door, I promptly forgot my next errand and walked inside.

Immediately to the left was a beautifully-decorated nook, where a long display full of delicate French pastries, including Angelina’s famous Mont Blanc took centre stage. But I had come for a hot chocolate and I was not to be distracted.

Angelina's pastries

Angelina’s pastries, by Angelina

The waiter, impeccably dressed in a crisp white shirt and black vest, showed me to my marble-topped table. Minutes later, my hot chocolate appeared in a small jug, accompanied by a small cup full of cream. The hot chocolate, while definitely not “thick enough to stand a spoon in,” as one food writer described, was certainly a force to be reckoned with. It was thick, and rich and absolutely delicious; certainly well-worth the ~8 Euros I paid for it.

Was it the best cup of hot chocolate I’ve ever had? Quite possibly.

This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside. Related post: Outside in or inside out?

Practical information

226 Rue de Rivoli (across from Jardin de Tuilleries)
75001, Paris
+33 1 42 60 82 00

6 comments on “Inside Angelina, Paris

  1. TravelingMad
    September 18, 2013

    I love this post. (And I love Angelina’s!)
    As long as I lived in France I’ve only been there once. I definitely have to get back soon. It’s delicious!

    • Penne Cole
      September 19, 2013

      Totally agree 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  2. atreegrowsinbklyn
    September 20, 2013

    What a heart warming picture; just in time for the cool Autumn weather that is on it’s way in New York.

    • Penne Cole
      September 21, 2013

      Yes, a good cup of hot chocolate does have that effect, doesn’t it? Thanks for dropping by 🙂

  3. Oh, my! Only seeing that coffee photo made me wanna grab a coffee! But daaaah! it’s 11PM here and I wanna have some sleep though… this cafeteria looks very much alike my fav one: Paul, a french bakery with great tasty delicious cappuccino!

    • Penne Cole
      October 26, 2013

      It’s actually hot chocolate, and it is oh-so yummy 🙂

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