January 21, 2014
There’s something about cold weather in Paris that makes me long for something warm, luxurious and indulgent… From the Belle Epoque-inspired classic served in every corner café, to the masterpieces of contemporary artisans dedicated to the art of chocolate making, I can’t think of a better way to chase away the chills than with a warm, dark, velvety, chocolate chaud. Here are a few of my very favorite Paris spots to indulge in this cold-weather treat.
A Good Old Fashioned Classic: Angelina
Founded in 1903, the Belle Epoque inspired Angelina is celebrated today for its traditional hot chocolate recipe: a thick, deliciously rich drink served with cream on the side.
The exquisite tea house on Rue Rivoli was once frequented by Coco Chanel and Proust. This season, thanks to the chic new boutique on Rue du Bac, you can now get your Angelina cocoa to-go – and skip the notoriously long lines.
Angelina. 108 Rue du Bac, 75007, Paris.
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