The interior decor with its marble topped tables, gilded ironwork
and mirrors makes for a really traditional stop to rest those weary legs after you have
been trudging around The Louvre which is
situated just opposite Angelina's and designed by the famous architect, Edouard-Jean
Niermans, it combines elegance, charm and refinement.
This traditional Parisian café doesn't
actually have air conditioning, so it can get rather stifling inside on a hot day and if
you leave it until late in the morning, you could end up in quite a queue just to get a
seat. But there is a lovely pastry counter near the entrance, so you could always
purchase something from here and enjoy it within the Tuilleries gardens that are just
across the street.
Located in the arcades of the Rue de Rivoli in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris they serve some excellent salads and quiches plus
light dinners, but it is the chocolate lovers that flock here. And although it is
popular both with Parisians and tourists, very little English is spoken, so it may be an
idea to brush up on a few bits of French, like knowing that their signature hot chocolate
is called chocolat L'Africain.
But this is still a very unique place to enjoy the famous hot chocolate and the incredible
Mont Blanc gateau, with the old recepe still being a closely guarded secret along with the
Cafe & Restaurant Guide Key Points
Open daily from 8am through to 7pm
Angelina is situated near to the Jardin de Tuileries and to the West of The Louvre next to
the Hôtel Meurice on the Rue de Rivoli.
Their famous hot chocolate is around 7, with a bowl of chips approximately 6
and also renowned for their pastries, an apple tart around 5.50.
There is no particular dress code and casual attire is fine.
The closest Metro stations are either the Concorde or the Tuileries.
Address & Contact Details:
226 Rue de Rivoli
Telephone: 1 42 60 82 00
Fax: 1 42 86 98 97