Let’s go back to the 1900s, when Paris blossomed both artistically and intellectually at an incredible rate. Writers, painters and politicians congregated in the cafés and restaurants – as well as the tea rooms, which were the latest place to be. In 1903, the confectioner Anton Rumpelmayer founded Angelina with his son René, a tea house at No.226, Rue de Rivoli, named after his daughter-in-law. Art Nouveau represents a style as much as the era of the 1900s. The interior, designed by the famous Belle Epoque architect Edouard-Jean Niermans, combines elegance, charm and refinement. to create a sense of romanticism and poetry.
The location’s charm and the Rumpelmayer’s skill and expertise with pastries quickly made Angelina the place to be amongst the elite. Proust, Coco Chanel and the biggest French fashion designers gathered in the famous tearoom. Today , parisians and tourists are queueing to taste the signature Mont-Blanc and the famous hot chocolate “L’Africain”. Angelina ; a sense of romanticism and poetry, a calm and voluptuous place, inspiring serenity and gourmandise.