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Feb 26th, 2014, 01:38 AM
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Hot Chocolate in Paris

I went to Angelina's years ago and enjoyed the experience, from the unbelievably decadent hot chocolate to the pretty surroundings. I'd like to take my son there, but we're in Paris on a weekend, and we won't want to wait in line for cocoa.

Are some hours better than others for avoiding a crowd at Angelina's? Where else would you go for that really special chocolat chaud?
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Feb 26th, 2014, 01:48 AM
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Early morning, IMHO, I think Angelina's is the best. It just does not taste the same at other places.
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Feb 26th, 2014, 02:27 AM
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Les deux magot serves fab hot chocolate. You could combine that with sitting outside and enjoying the full cafe experience. I've not been to Angelina's so I can't compare the two.
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Feb 26th, 2014, 04:33 AM
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Take your time - part of the fun is watching what other people get - especially the pattesserie. Sit and relax. It's not a race.
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Feb 26th, 2014, 07:12 AM
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Chocolat l'Africain from Angelina is the only way to go; hmm, avoid lunch time; the retail product they sell is not even close. Wait in line and look at the people and the decor.
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Feb 26th, 2014, 08:10 AM
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Thanks, all -- sounds like another case where only the original will do!
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Mar 13th, 2014, 08:24 PM
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Jean-Paul Hévin's "chocolate bar" in the 1st is also a great place for hot chocolate.

http://www.chocoparis.com/jean-paul-hevin/
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Mar 14th, 2014, 08:51 AM
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La Galerie at the Hotel Geroge V has the best hot chocolate in Paris. Go during tea service from 3pm to 6pm. La Galerie makes Angelina look like a truck stop.

http://www.fourseasons.com/paris/din...es/la_galerie/
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Mar 14th, 2014, 09:03 AM
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So true, Sarastro! We like the hot chocolate at Jacques Genin as well.
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Mar 14th, 2014, 09:06 AM
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I can't stomach Angelina's hot chocolate. I find it completely cloying, and the waitresses are beyond brusque.
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Mar 14th, 2014, 10:12 AM
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there's gotta be some other good hot chocolate in Paris? I never had a hot chocolate in Paris I did not enjoy.
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Mar 14th, 2014, 10:42 AM
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StCirq wrote: "I can't stomach Angelina's hot chocolate. I find it completely cloying, and the waitresses are beyond brusque."

I think I'd prefer the chocolate to be brusque and the waitresses to be cloying.
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Mar 14th, 2014, 12:41 PM
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Le Café Martini (near place des Vosges) is another good place.

http://www.chocoparis.com/le-cafe-martini/
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Mar 15th, 2014, 08:40 AM
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Add Un Dimanche a Paris to the list. They have "tea time" from 3pm to 6pm.
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Mar 15th, 2014, 09:11 AM
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So what can Angelina's add to natural chocolate to make it so so good?

chocolate is chocolate and it can only be heated in certain ways - now decor and reputation and the power of suggestion can be strong but chocolate - good chocolate ain't that how to make - hot chocolate we're talking about
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Mar 15th, 2014, 03:00 PM
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(And having started this thread, I have to confess: we didn't go into Angelina. It was HEAVING with hopeful hot chocolate-drinkers. My son was very happy to skip the line for ... chocolate ice cream from Amorino. What can I say? I will note down all other suggestions for future trips.)
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Mar 16th, 2014, 08:52 AM
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...L-O-V-E Amorino!

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Mar 16th, 2014, 09:11 AM
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I was in Angelina's in 2012. It was an enchanting cup of hot chocolate. I was sitting next to a young student from Korea who told me it was her last day in Paris. She was blushing because she was ordering three huge pastries and a cup of hot chocolate. She explained that this was her farewell to Paris.

I don't have a sweet tooth but ice cream at Amorino at midnight for 4 nights in a row seemed to make me very happy!

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Mar 16th, 2014, 09:53 AM
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Well if Angelina's is too jammed try one of these Time Out honored 'best places for hot chocolate in Paris!

http://www.timeout.com/paris/en/pari...hot-chocolates
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Mar 20th, 2014, 06:53 PM
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What kind of price is the Hot Chocolate usually?
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