Angelina Paris is located directly across from the Tuileries garden. The famous French tea house has been around since the early 1900s.
Angelina Paris was named after the founder’s daughter. Antoine Rumpelmayer opened its doors in 1903 and it garnered a following from Parisian aristocrats. Coco Chanel and some of the biggest names in fashion all have dined at Angelina Paris.
The decor and ambiance definitely sets the tone for a French experience. The small tea tables perfectly fits a few dishes of pastries and your tea or coffee of choice. The refined elegant decor transports you back to the early 1900s when charm and romanticism had a significance in society. The women with their bonnets decorated with ribbons, roses, feathers or pins whispering among themselves while trying not to make their flirtation with the gentlemen across the room too obvious.
The service was good as they held my reservations for more than an hour. However, Angelina Paris was empty with only a few people inside the restaurant at 9:00 AM. The waitress spoke English and provided me with recommendations on the menu. The food took awhile to come out.
Now, the food. Angelina Paris was on my schedule for breakfast and the perfect destination to start my day since it was across from the Tuileries garden. I had the following items.
- Croissant – There is no one in this world that does pastries like the French. The flaky croissant had a golden color. As I tore it apart, the outer shell made a small crunch sound and the outer shell’s flakes fell on the plate. The croissant had a slight buttery taste but the chewy texture was the highlight of the croissant.
- Eggs Benedict – Two eggs topped with hollandaise sauce on top of fat strips of bacon on top of a single slice of white bread. The thick hollandaise added a tangy taste to the salty bacon and the egg yolk added a silky sauce to the dish. The soft eggs texture and the chewy white bread were fantastic.
Overall, Angelina Paris transport you back into time where the aristocrats filled the tea house. The famous tea house has an elegant ambiance about it and substantiates why the French are great at pastries and bread. It’s the perfect place to stop before your day or a break during your day.
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- Service - 7/107/10
- Presentation - 6.5/106.5/10
- Flavors - 7/107/10
- Decor - 8.5/108.5/10
- Ambiance - 8/108/10
The famous French tea house has been around since the early 1900s. The decor and ambiance definitely sets the tone for a French experience. The pastry, coffee and brunch menu is great.