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The Angelina Tearoom-Pure Experience of Luxury and Indulgence

Article submitted by Cécile Zarokian

The Angelina Tearoom has no doubt, been an icon for the French art of living for more than a century. It was actually founded by a confectioner, Antoine Rumpelmeyer from Austria.

In the 1800, he and his family emigrated from then Austro-Hungarian Empire to the south of France, in the area of Côte d’Azur. They were originally inspired by the teahouses of their roots; the Rumpelmeyer family, who had opened various ventures in Nice, Monte Carlo, and Antibes. They eventually opened their first Angelina in 1903 on rue de Rivoli, at exactly the same location where it stands today.

The Angelina Tea House was designed by the famous architect, Edouard-Jean Niermans. He was known for his impressive works in Paris which include la brasserie Mollard on rue Saint-Lazare, the Trianon-Concert in Montmartre, and the Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy. His signature work, Belle Epoque style, greatly pleased the French. Over hundred years later, the original interiors of Angelina Tearoom remain unaltered, till this day.

In 2005, the Angelina brand was taken over by the Bertrand Restauration group. However, the new management has maintained the same standards that ensured and sustained its success for more than a century.

The modern age Angelina Tearoom still holds the same luxury and indulgence both in their salons and in their delectable food options, for which it was famous. You can still enjoy the same hot chocolate and be mesmerized with its luxurious interiors


The Angelina Tea House

Article submitted by Cécile Zarokian

In 1903 Rampelmeyer came forth to set out the Parisian landmark ‘Angelina tea house’ named after his granddaughter. Its atmosphere is serene, charming and finely tuned, as it’s interior design, commissioned and decorated by Edouard-Jean Niermans, a veteran Dutch bone architect, remains unaltered up to the present day.

The classic pattessery ‘Angelina tea house’ is famous for the most sophisticated, yet simple African hot chocolate (le chocolate chaud), with its main ingredient, cocoa, carefully picked from the African equatorial climatic zone. If it’s your first time to visit, be sure to taste their signature patisserie, Mont Blanc-a famous crème de la crème made from fromage blanc, meringue, chestnut cream and the rest of the recipe remains a secret under the three-generation head pastry chef de cuisine Sébastien Bauer.

Imagine in a home of chocolate lovers, the tea house also serves a range of delicacies, on top of the menu is the Parisian breakfast, served in handy with an assortment of pastries. The list is long, croissants, choco-filled pastry, chestnut cream, and freshly baked bread rolls from a classic Semi-cooked duck foie grass salad, omelets, summer soup, to mouth-watering classic Angelina club sandwich.

If you live in Paris or will be there for any length of time, you owe it to yourself to experience the rich history, the décor, the service, and the signature dishes of this quintessential Parisian experience.