Sometimes you just have to ask yourself, "why not?" and go for it. It almost seemed illegal, but The Trout and I had a breakfast in Paris that we will not soon forget.
The studio were we renting in Paris was in the 1st arrondissement which was walking distance to the Tuileries, the Louvre, and so many other sites. And, walking distance to Angelina, for the best pot of hot chocolate in the world!!!
The decor in Angelina's is so romantic and elegant, it almost makes you search the room for Marie Antoinette. The waitresses are perfectly dressed in black and white and set your small tables very properly. It was a 40 Euro breakfast, but so much fun. A pot of thick, rich, hot chocolate, four pastries including croissants, 2 hard rolls with jam and butter and two large glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. And do you see that cup of beautiful white fluff in the front of the photo? That is whipped cream, so stiff that the spoon stood upright in it. This is added to the cup of hot chocolate. You need to imagine the very best chocolate bar melted to the perfect temperature, poured into a cup and then you add that whipped cream to smooth it all out. I mean...it was such a luxurious taste.
It was a Sunday morning and I was surprised to see all the young families coming in with their children for breakfast. Hot chocolate is their specialty, but the coffee smelled delicious also. Angelina also sells pastries and chocolates, a light lunch and they serve tea in the afternoon. It is something you would not find in America, so you really need to see and enjoy.
The restaurant was first opened in 1903 by an Austrian who wished to honor his daughter, Angelina. It is located on Rue de Rivoli.