Wow. Chocolate. Chocolate and a little more chocolate. Chocolat chaud, pastries and guess what, more chocolate.
This was one place I KNEW we had to visit when going to Paris, I’ve seen so many pictures and reviews over the past couple of years about Angelina and it’s been somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for a long time. Angelina is known as having some of the best hot chocolate (chocolat chaud ) in Paris and it certainly lived up to the reviews! – Not that I’ve tried every hot chocolate in Paris, Okay maybe this was the only hot chocolate I tried but I’m saying it’s the best there is.
Visiting Angelina was in our little mind itinerary alongside the norm such as the eiffel tower. We walked from our hotel which was situated right next to the moulin rouge which we didn’t find out until maybe the last hour we had in Paris.. It was probably a 30 second walk! We walked down every other road apart from the one the Moulin Rouge was on. To get to Angelina we walked through a few beautiful streets which had all of the luxury brands and diamond stores onto a square that included shops such as Dior, Boss and Armani. Arriving at Angelina was a sight in itself, it’s golden trim and elegant look. I knew it was going to live up the hype as soon as we got to the front door!
We had a little wait to be seated which was fine with us, it meant we got to browse the pastries and of course macaroons. Being honest I don’t think I have tried macaroons before I went to Paris, I’m still not fully won over as they still seem a little disappointing however they do look nice? I think all of the pictures of macaroons I have seen over the years has built them up to be incredible but in fact they are just pretty looking sugary cakes. This is nothing against the macaroons from Angelina, in general I’m not that keen.
Once seated we got a look at the menu, ouch. If you are coming here to enjoy a spot of lunch you’re in for a shock! If I remember correctly mains/lunches were around 30-40 euros, luckily for us the pastries and drinks weren’t anywhere near as pricey. I like to try bit’s of everything which I think can be pretty annoying for others, I’m that guy who want’s to share when you order a chinese or indian. So we went for one hot chocolate, one chocolate milk, one pain au raisin and an apple turnover.
The hot chocolate. The chocolate of dreams. It’s like it’s being pumped straight out of willy wonka’s factory, as dirty as that may sound. Managed to get a classic pouring shot, so that made things even better. The pastries were okay but not the best we had had in Paris but as I may have mentioned.. Both of our chocolate drinks were amazing, you have to come here just to try it!
The whole place is amazingly grand and generally a beautiful place to go, pair that with luxurious chocolat chaud and it’s pretty close to heaven.