Walking in the alluring streets of Paris you will be captivated by countless seducing cafés. However, while in Paris if you are just visiting for a few days, you definitely have to visit some must go salon de thé that are very traditional in the city. One of them is Maison Angelina, a cafe in one of the most beautiful streets in Paris, rue de Rivoli, next to the Tuileries. Icons like Coco Chanel and Parisian elite like Marcel Proust used to enjoy its well known Chocolat L’Africain and its decadent Mont Blanc Dessert, which consists of a meringue base, topped with a luscious whipped cream and Chestnut icing. If you are a chocoholic and you are touring in the city of light, definitely this is the place for you. If you want to feel that air of sophistication of the Parisian women who frequent the place, dress for it with a beautiful 2.55, the emblematic purse that Coco Chanel designed in 1955, it has remained as one the top sellers purses in the firm.
Another very traditional but a must, is cafe Pushkin located next to the famous Boulevard Haussmann, this little salon de thé offers a wide variety of carefully handcrafted pastry. Created by Andrey Dellos, the café opened its doors in 2013. Since then this place has attracted the attention of those who walked by with their colorful and mouth watering petits gateaux. This little café is next to one of the most famous department stores in Paris, so don’t hesitate to enjoy a café on its terrace with the company of a Le Saumur MM a Louis Vuitton must have, that will give you that modern look that you might need while touring the city. Its leather finishes and natural cowhide make this purse particularly feminine and it will add an ethereal elegance to your outfit.
Another must go café is La Pâtisserie des Rêves near the Marais, created by the talented chef Philippe Conticini and Thierry Teyssier creator of La Maison de rêves. The concept is about the link between food, childhood and experiences, “La Pâtisserie des Rêves” knows that gourmet memories have an extraordinary power: that we revive the precious moments hidden in our memory”. Going to this place not only will please your palate, but their refined pastry promises to take you back to your childhood through flavors creating a new experience.
This place has a modern and fresh look, and is definitely a must visit during your stay in Paris. Order Les tartes de saison, Le Saint Honoré or Le Mille-Feulle. For this place I recommend you to wear something more casual like a Goyard Saint Louis shoulder bag, another French classic since 1792, you will find this classic in different vibrant colors so you can choose the one which suits you best.
La Pâtisserie des Rêves
52 rue de Rivoli, IVème Paris, 3ème étage
64 boulevard Haussmann
Salon de Thé Angelina – Boutique – Restaurant
226 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Written by Marilyn Rios