3 Hot Chocolate Spots to Try in Paris

3 Hot Chocolate Spots to Try in Paris

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Le Cafe Marly

Address: 93 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Opening Hours: Daily 8:00am – 2:00am

If you’re tired after lining up at the Pyramid gate of the Louvre (because you couldn’t wait to just get in and not think about alternative entrances to the museum), there’s Le Cafe Marly, a haven for ladies who’ll want to their dose of croissants and hot chocolate. Unlike Carette, Le Cafe Marly’s hot chocolate doesn’t come with whipped cream, but their food is tons better than Cafe de Flore (which is so overrated). Get the Russian Pavlova. The meringue is heavily indulged with blackberries and raspberries, it’s almost a sin not to get it.

(My personal favorite is the Cafe Viennois though. The whipped cream is phenomenal.)

Angelina Paris

Address: 226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Opening Hours: Daily 8:00am – 7:30pm

Having tried Angelina Paris in Dubai and Singapore, Angelina Paris is almost like a bucket list item for me. I could never find the time to try out Angelina when I am in Paris because Carette always wins everyone’s vote. (More on that later.) I find Angelina in Paris an extremely touristy spot where you can try out the famous L’african hot chocolate — famous for being the thickest of the thickest. I am not a fan of its whipped cream. But I do encourage you to try out their brunch fare — club sandwiches, pain au chocolats and their ice cream. So luscious and great for beating the summer heat. But skip the french toast. The brioche toast is one giant disappointment.

The lines move rather quickly, so don’t fret when you see it snaking the entire Rue de Rivoli block.


Address: 4 Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France
Opening Hours: Daily 7:00am – 11:30pm

Carette is always everyone’s pick for anyone who wants a cup of hot chocolate. The thickness, the taste of the whipped cream, the sweetness, it’s all very heavenly. If you don’t have the patience to queue at Trocadero, come by for dinner service and don’t opt for outdoor seats, and you’ll immediately get your hands on the hot chocolate.

Skip the club sandwiches. The toasts are horrible, but grab the Carette salad. Monstrous portion sizes with generous prosciutto slices. And macarons. Always, always macarons whenever you can. If you want a detailed review, here’s the lowdown on Carette.

Oh and if you want a huge serving of whipped cream, get hot chocolate for 2 people. That’ll be 12 euros per cup. I know, it’s extortion.