Best hot chocolate in Paris: the 1st arrondissement
Rue de Rivoli, rue du Louvre, Boulevard de la Madeleine… Sure, you’ve already walked those streets a thousand times.
But do you know where they serve the best hot chocolates in the neighborhood? We’d love to share our favorites…
Bar 228 of the Hôtel Le Meurice
In Bar 228, if you didn’t already know that you were in Paris, you would probably think that you had just landed in an old British club. Almost.
Welcome to the Bar 228 of the Hôtel Le Meurice. In the cozy and hushed atmosphere, choose a comfy leather chair or one of the wooden bar stools to enjoy the moment. And of course, the hot chocolate. It’s just delicious.Bar 228 of the Hôtel Le Meurice
228 rue de Rivoli, 75 001 Paris
After wandering the streets of Paris all day long, you’ll find difficult to say no to a hot chocolate at Le Fumoir.
Situated next to the Louvre, voted by Parisians as their favorite museum, the place is as elegant as it is convivial. And the icing on the cake: their hot chocolate is a real treat for the taste buds.Le Fumoir
6 Rue de l’Amiral de Coligny, 75 001 Paris
Métro: Louvre – Rivoli
At Toraya, the hot chocolate is flavored with matcha green tea and although the color may be disturbing at first, the mix works perfectly! The ideal drink to shake up your hot chocolate routine.Toraya
10 Rue Saint-Florentin,
75 001 Paris
The measure of ‘real’ hot chocolate is Angelina, no doubt! An indulgence. An experience. And something one just ‘must-do’ at least once in one’s life! Angelina’s is an institution.
In 1903, the confectioner Anton Rumpelmayer founded Angelina with his son René, a tea house at No.226, Rue de Rivoli, named after his daughter-in-law. The location’s charm and the Rumpelmayer’s skill and expertise with pastries quickly made Angelina the place to be amongst the elite. Proust, Coco Chanel, and the biggest French fashion designers gathered in the famous tearoom.
Today, Parisians and tourists are queueing to taste the signature Mont-Blanc and the famous hot chocolate “L’Africain”.
Have you got any favourite cafés to add to our list? Add your suggestions in the comment box below!
Find hot chocolate in other arrondissements…
2nd & 3rd // 4th // 5th // 6th // 7th
8th // 9th // 10th & 11th // 12th & 13th // 14th & 15th // 16th & 17th // 18th // 19th & 20th
Image credits :
1. Ladurée, by Robyn Lee on Flickr.
2. Le Meurice, by Maurice Michal via Flickr.
3. Le Fumoir, by Philip Sheldrake via Flickr.
4. Toaraya, by Robyn Lee via Flickr.
5. Angelina, via Angelina-paris.fr/en