The best cafes, tea rooms, restaurants in Paris

Would you like to spend a weekend in Paris with friends, family or lovers and discover the trendiest restaurants and cafés in Paris? The IVF team has prepared a special article for you! Macaroons, caviar, fish, croissants, chocolate eclairs, quiches, lorraines or even pancakes are part of our selection, which has been put together especially for you.

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The best macaroons in Paris – La Maison Ladurée

La Maison Ladurée – There are Ladurée boutiques throughout Paris, but the mystical Ladurée boutique is located on the Champs Elysées. Ladurée welcomes you at any time of the day in a warm, refined and elegant atmosphere. L´intérieur is luxuriant and represents l´art to live the French way of life. You can eat on the spot in the restaurant area or in the various lounges:

Traditional in Paris – La Maison Fauchon

Fauchon welcomes you to its catering area dedicated to gourmet delicacies on the Place de la Madeleine. Modernity and tradition are the buzzwords of this emblematic brand.
On the spot or to take away, every hour of the day becomes an opportunity to have fun in the Fauchon Paris.  During the lunch break, peacefully installed in the comfort and charm of the lounge on the first floor, it is most difficult to decide which chef’s creation is on your plate. A salad of prawns and mangos, bean and pea risotto or perhaps the simple but no less excellent Madame Biss with smoked salmon! During the “tea time” your heart will surely swing between the great FAUCHON classics and the new creations of the confectioner: Lemon Yuzu Pâté, Eclair Peach Verveine, Strawberry Cake, Strawberry Rhubarb Wake-up, Pistachio Strawberry…. Hard to resist the temptation! Finally, the finite day, comes the time to think about relaxing with friends over a gourmet plate and a glass of champagne. The chef has selected the best French sausages, exceptional salmon and delicious cheeses.

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This is where the stars eat: Angelina Paris

For more than a century, the Angelina Tea House has established itself as a gourmet and noble restaurant. Already after the opening Angelina became the indispensable meeting place of the Paris aristocracy. Proust, Coco Chanel and the greatest French fashion designers met in his salons! The decor combines elegance, charm and refinement. Angelina is a true romantic poetry, a space of calm and sensuality, between serenity and greed. The must-have products of the house are African Hot Chocolate and Mont-Blanc. This essential pastry combines meringue, light whipped cream and chestnut cream noodles. Thanks to its unique and incomparable recipe, Mont-Blanc has become the landmark of the Angelina House.

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Restaurant & Salon de Thé Paris – Dalloyau – Since 1802, the Dalloyau restaurant founded by Jean-Baptiste Dalloyau has offered us creations worthy of the “art of living and the art of French hospitality”. DALLOYAU dates back to 1682, when Louis XIV founded his court in Versailles.  Louis XIV discovered the talents of Charles Dalloyau and appointed him official baker at the court of Versailles. Richard DALLOYAU is hired as Head of Pantry and Fruit Production at Le Grand Condé, cousin of the King of France. In the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is l´un the Dalloyau Teestuben. The Royal Service is available at any time of the day! The IVF recommends the tea time, consisting of 18 sweet and hearty pieces, which are distributed in pairs over a hot drink (39€) or a glass of champagne for 55€.

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Café Design in Paris – Le Café de Flore

If you dream of meeting a star living in Paris or an international celebrity, Café de Flore is the ideal place. This café is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, the trendy district of Saint-Germain-des-Près. Flora is the most famous coffee in the world. If you want to be chic and use the language of Café de Flore’s regular guests, find out how to place your order here:

  • We don’t say “coffee”, we say “pot of coffee”
  • No one orders a “glass of white wine”, but a “Ladoucette” (“the wine of the house”)

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Café littéraire de Paris – Les deux Magots -Café les deux Magots is a synonym for artistic life and literature. Today Les Deux Magots is one of the oldest cafés in Paris and attracts personalities from art and literature, fashion and politics as well as tourists from all over the world! This café is right next to the Café de Flore.  Literary meetings and numerous artistic events are organised there.

Alt & Historic: Café in Paris – Le Café de la Paix

The Café de la Paix is a historic place for Parisians. The Café de la Paix, inaugurated on 5 May 1862 by Empress Eugénie, is a mythical symbol of the world-famous capital. The Café de la Paix, a bar-restaurant with the elegance of the Second Reich, proudly displays its classified frescoes and precious gildings. On the inside terrace this house offers a selection of fast food. On sunny days you can have lunch on an open terrace overlooking the beautiful Opera Garnier.

An unforgettable view of cocktails in Paris – Le Café Marly

Located under the arcades of the Louvre, Café Marly is a mixture of the Parisian brewery and the literary café. You can set up s´y to enjoy a coffee with an incredible view of the pyramid. It is a unique and iconic place that is strongly associated with culture and luxury. On the terrace of Café Marly you can drink cocktails and watch the sunset in peace, while inside you can enjoy grilled meat and fish overlooking the sculptures of the Cour Napoléon of the Louvre Museum.