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Cafés & Tea Rooms

France is famous for its coffee culture that can be dated back to centuries.

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Paris is dotted with Cafés, Salon de Thés and Bistros where you could almost invariably satiate your senses with a hot steaming cuppa to go with a sweet temptation.

Listed here under are some celebrated or 'unusual' cafés classified according to the tourist areas.

Around Place de La Concorde:

Some of the oldest and most famous Cafés of Paris are located in this area in the vicinity of Rue de Rivoli, Place de la Concorde, Obelisk of Luxor, Rue Royale, Musée de L'Orangerie, Madelin Church and Tuileries Garden.


Café Angelina

Café Angelina has its origin that dates back to 1903. Its owner Rupelmeyer had Salon de Thé in Nice that were so popular that he opened one in Paris. The name of the Café was changed to Angelina which it retains to date. It has since been its high profile and fashionable clientèle, which at one time, included Coco Chanel and Marcel Proust, among others. Its hot chocolate L'Africain is highly recommended.

226, Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 42 60 82 00

Metro: Tuileries (Line 1)


W.H. Smith

Probably, the only British owned book store in Paris, this was what might be the humble origin of Salon de Thés (Tea Rooms) in Paris. in 1900, in what was a stationary shop back then, the owners Neal Brothers served Tea and Biscuits in their shop. A nice place to gloat over English newspapers from the Times of London to the New York Times (available every monday), the café is located on the first floor.

248, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 44 77 88 99

Metro: Tuileries or Concorde (Line 1)

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Le Crillon

Conceived in 1758, Hotel de Crillon is a luxury Palace-Hotel which was in the Crillon Family till 1907. It was converted into a hotel after being taken over by the Louvre Hotels Group. Whether it is for a cup of coffee in the morning or a cup of tea in the afternoon, The Winter Garden is a luxuriously designed and decorated place to enjoy your favourite drink any time of the year.

Hotel de Crillon

10, Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 44 71 15 00

Metro: Concorde (Line 1)

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Restaurant Le Dali

With tea time respected from 3.30PM-6.30 PM, this Daliesque restaurant is a delight for art lovers. You might like to gaze at the giant canvas painted by Ara Starck or the seat with feet in the form of ladies shoes! So Dali!

Hotel Meurice

228, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 44 58 10 44

Metro: Tuileries (Line 1)

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Around Louvre, Palais Royal, Rue de Rivoli, Tuileries Gardens:

The Bar Vendôme

Located at the famous Ritz Hotel, this bar offers the ritual of afternoon tea from 4.00PM-6.00PM, enjoyed over strains on Piano, muffins and pastries served with delicate teas. While you are there, you might like to prolong your stay to discover The Bar Hemingway at the same hotel. Once the haunt for writers like Ernest Hemingway, Joyce, Greene or Sartre, this famous place is warm and cozy to enjoy company or a quiet moment.

Hotel Ritz

15, Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 43 16 33 65

Metro: Tuileries (Line 1)

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Café Verlet

A heritage of grand cru of coffee, one of the best places in Paris for a coffee aficionado. What's more, you would be able to buy your favourite tea or coffee from their store on the ground floor.

256, rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 42 60 67 39

Metro: Palais-Royal (Musée du Louvre) (Line 1, 7)

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La Muscade

36, rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 42 97 51 36

Metro: Palais-Royal (Musée du Louvre) (Line 1, 7)

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La Nuit des Thés

22, rue de Beaune, 75007 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 47 03 92 07

Metro: Rue du Bac (Line 12)


Around Eiffel Tower:


Whether you are at the Eiffel Tower or having an artsy afternoon at the neighbouring Museum of Quai Branly or even after some heavy duty shopping (window shopping is my favourite!) at the fashionable Avenue Montaigne, a nice cup of coffee enjoyed in the quiet neighbourhood is exactly what is needed.


Les Deux Abeilles

Run by a mother-daughter duo, this small place is quite a local favourite. Whether it is the salted pies or sweet tarts, the recipes are original, homely and delicious.

189, rue de L'Université, 75007 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 55 64 04

Metro: Alma- Marceau (Line 9)


La Pagode

A glorious history attached to this 19th century Japanese Pagoda. It was de-constructed and rebuilt in France just as it had been. A noble gift from Mr. Morin, a director of Bon Marché to his wife, this was used as a ball room. It became a cinema in 1931. Closing several times for renovation, the cinemas attracts locals and tourists alike. A listed building, the original Japanese pagoda was complete with its Japanese garden. This is where one can sit and savour a cup of tea reflecting on the mysteries of life!

57, bis rue de Babylone, 75007 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 55 48 48

Metro: Saint. François Xavier (Line 13 )



La Fourmi Ailée

8, rue du Fouarre, 75005 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 43 29 40 99

Metro: Maubert Mutualité (Line 10)

Tourist Attractions around: Notre Dame, St. Michel, Sorbonne University, Pantheon


L'heure Gourmande

22, Passage Dauphine, 75006 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 46 34 00 40

Metro: Odéon (Line )


La Grande Cascade

Allée de Longchamp, Bois de Bolougne, 75016 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 27 33 51

Metro: Porte Maillot (Line 1)

Tourist Attractions around: Bois de Boulogne



Aux Délices de Scott

39, Avenue de Villiers, 75017 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 47 63 71 36

Metro: Villiers (Line 2)


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