I’m not much of a breakfast person but I am a hot chocolate person and the most famous hot chocolate in Paris is found at Angelina’s.
Angelina’s hot chocolate is thick, rich and delicious. Just how hot chocolate should be.
When I first tried French hot chocolate, I didn’t like it, preferring the sweet hot chocolate I grew up with in Australia. But over time I have been converted. Nowadays I expect my hot chocolate to be thick and almost syrupy but not sweet and it must be accompanied with a very large serving of cream otherwise what’s the point? In fact, that would be the one failing of Angelina’s hot chocolate, they don’t serve enough cream with it!
Of course, nothing is cheap in Paris and €7.90 for a hot chocolate is pushing the limits of what’s acceptable but you’re partially paying for the experience. Situated opposite the wonderful Jardin des Tuileries, having their famous hot chocolate or the full breakfast (either €20 or €32) in Angelina’s elegant dining room is worth the occasional splurge.