Legendary 1903 tea room offering refined pastries & hot chocolate in a belle epoque–style setting. Ageless Le Meurice has always been tolerant of experimentation and eccentricity. No wonder it was Salvador Dalí’s favorite.
The history of Maison Angelina dates back to the early twentieth century. At that time, the Austrian confectioner Anton Rumpelmayer arrived in the South of France where he opened several “Rumpelmayer” shops and acquired a great reputation. Driven by success, Rumpelmayer set out to conquer the French capital. In 1903, he founded with his son René, at 226 rue de Rivoli, a tea room “Angelina” in honor of his daughter-in-law named so. As soon as it opened, Angelina became the unmissable meeting place for the Parisian aristocracy. In his salons met Proust, Coco Chanel and the greatest French couturiers… who jostle there to come and taste the famous Mont-Blanc and the unforgettable hot chocolate called “L’Africain”.