A Priori Thé was founded in 1980 by a young American girl. Nestled in one of the most beautiful Parisian arcades, this is a chic tea room for brunch and tea time. Thanks to its pastries to die for, such as scones, brownies, cheesecakes and crumbles, this lovely establishment has earned a nice reputation. In summer, you can taste an ultra soft blueberry muffin on the terrace, under the glass roof of the Galerie Vivienne, whereas in winter you would rather book a table inside.
Open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm
On Saturdays from 9 am to 6.30 pm
On Sundays from 12 pm to 6.30 pm
A Priori Thé
35, Galerie Vivienne
T. : +33.(0)188.8.131.52.75
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Known for its luxury boutique and designer clothes, the area of Saint-Honoré is now also the den of rock’n'roll enthusiasts! At the Horror Picture Tea tearoom, you can taste the delicious pastries of the young Guillaume Sanchez, former student of Pierre Hermé, in a quirky atmosphere. Because the Horror Picture Tea is no ordinary tearoom. You can attend rock concerts, order oriental rum-flavored tea such as the “Apple Pékin” or a “Chocolate Starfish” chocolate and praline tart, as a tribute to the band Limp Bizkit. Unheard of!
Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 2.30 pm to 2 am.
From Thursday to Saturday: French and English underground rock concerts or DJsets.
From €60 for a tattoo, pastry and tea included.
Photo credit: Sabine de la Chaise
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Modernity, elegance and comfort… The signature of Jean-Paul Hévin without a doubt. Chocolate mousse, tarts, macaroons, praline, ganache, we just don’t know where to start. We would even give into the temptation of the Chocolate Bar on the first floor and its refined offerings: Les Grands Crus de Cacao (Cocoa Vintages), Envies Parisiennes (Parisian Desires) and Mélange Tradition (Traditional Blend). “Those chocolates know how to satisfy purists!” claims the Guide du Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat (Guide of the Chocolate Cruncher Club). We couldn’t say otherwise…
Open from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 7.30 pm.
231, rue Saint-Honoré
T. : +33.(0)184.108.40.206.96
F. : +33.(0)220.127.116.11.97
Two steps away from the rue Saint-Honoré, the Pierre Hermé boutique is a bit like a temple of unusual macaroons. Refined, inventive and never cloying, these small bites will surprise you with their flavors such as rose, jasmine or vanilla and olive oil, to celebrate spring. On March 20th, the brand will organize the 6th edition of the Macaroon Day. On this occasion, Parisian boutiques will propose a free tasting of 3 macaroons among 25 different flavors and a drawing of lots will be set up to win gourmet brunches. This will also be the perfect occasion to taste limited editions of the season: liquorice and violet or hazelnut oil and green asparagus. The must? Rush to the Jardin des Tuileries to eat these marvels in a verdant scene!
Open from Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 7.30 pm.
Closed on Sundays.
Modern and futuristic wine bar concept by Stéphane Girard, the Wine by One offers more than 100 wines by the glass. You can treat yourself to an “impression” (3cl), a “temptation” (6cl) or a full “sensation” (12cl or a regular glass). Of course, if you find the tasting conclusive, you may leave with a bottle. On the “Wine Pad”, you can check out information on detailed fact sheets, admire the bottles aligned according to their character behind the show windows and choose your wine. All you have to do is insert a prepaid smart card, place your glass and push the button: inventive and almost robotic! For neophytes as well as adventurers, uncertain or little drinkers, Wine by One lives up to every wine enthusiast’s expectations.
Wine by One is open from Tuesday to Friday from 12 to 10 pm and on Saturdays from 3 to 8 pm.
Wine by One
9, rue des Capucines
Founded in 1927 in Paris in a Haussmann building, Caviar Kaspia contributed to the rise of the “culture of caviar” in France and abroad by imposing it on prestigious tables and making it essential to all great receptions. Today, Kaspia is one of the most famous places of the capital, renowned for its exceptional varieties of caviar and local flavors between earth and sea. On the first floor, above the shop, the restaurant Caviar Kaspia offers a sophisticated journey in the heart of an original wood panelling in shades of honey and gold, enhanced with ancient paintings, porcelains and artifacts. The heavy drapes and soft carpets contribute to the quiet and warm atmosphere of this restaurant, worthy of the best Russian aristocratic salons in the beginning of the 20th century. A unique experience with a beautiful view of the Madeleine and authentic flavors.
Open from Monday to Saturday, from 12 AM to 12.45 PM.
17, Place de la Madeleine
T. : +33.(0)18.104.22.168.32
Tea by Thé is based on an idea by Patrick Derdérian, known for the Zebra Square and the O Poivrier chain, and his wife, Françoise. With the help of the architect Gilles Terrones, they gave the tea room a sophisticated style in shades of gray and purple. The combination of grained wood, turquoise-glassed stackable tables by Philippe Burel and cast-iron chairs imported from Italy contribute to a feminine and warm atmosphere. Tea by Thé has an innovative approach to tea with 3 choices: classic teas, hot cocktails and frozen cocktails. The basis of the drink is made in the back shop following secret recipes and completed in front of you. We give in to the temptation of the “Framboise Choc Blanc”, delicious mixture of Rooibos tea with milk, white chocolate and whipped cream, perfect for sweet teeth.
Open every day from 8 AM to 8 PM.
Tea by Thé
2, Place du Palais Royal
T. : +33.(0)22.214.171.124.46