Artists chairs Angelina’s, Paris

Angelina is the place to go in Paris for hot chocolate, the cakes are popular and they sell packs of chocolate to take home so you can make your own. Close to the Tuileries (magnificent gardens) and the Louvre Museum it is often difficult to get a table as tourists and ladies who like to meet for coffee head flock here.

I have written on Angelina’s before but on our visit this week we saw some new artworks gracing Angelina’s –  Louis XVI chairs hanging about. They are limited edition artworks, signed and numbered and undoubtedly for sale.

The artists have painted the underside of the seat so we can see more of their work from our tables.This visit John’s hot chocolate did not live up to his expectations, because it was not large enough. He normally gets a large silver jug that pours two cups and this time a small jug arrived that only filled the cup once. He was not impressed, that and a Berthillon chocolate ice cream is his one and only indulgence.I ordered the classic Mont Blanc confection and a glass of Sancerre. On the way out we called into the retail shop and noticed Angelina’s has now put its recipes into a little book. The recipe book is in French but I still had to have one. It is small but packed in a round box, another collectors item that will probably end up in the Slow Food Library of Gastronomy at the State Library of Queensland where all my books on cuisine are headed.

I might have written about Angelina’s and almost every blogger in Paris has but I think I am the first to mention the new recipe book.

If you would like to learn more about the chairs, visit this website.



  1. #1 by bagnidilucca on May 8, 2011 - 3:00 pm

    I love the hot chocolate in Paris. I always order that because the coffee is so horrible compared to Italy.

  2. #2 by Kenny on May 8, 2011 - 9:36 pm

    Well written, Roz! All chocolate indulgences are to be shared with your table mate, as I’m hoping you had a taste of John’s dessert! Looks too good to pass up! Enjoy! Also, loved your photos! :o)

  3. #4 by Effli on July 5, 2011 - 12:47 pm

    I did not try the hot chocolate, but did try the mont-blanc. It was a bit too filling for me. I did not notice the chairs, but then again I did not stay there to eat!

    My review here:

    • #5 by tastetravel on July 7, 2011 - 7:55 am

      The Mont Blanc was disappointing for me last visit but not because it was too large, that is not a valid criticism – you can always leave some, but you must return one day and have their hot chocolate drink, it is the best in Paris. By the way the chair exhibition has been taken down.

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