Le Café Richelieu / Angelina Richelieu wingIndoors
Located in the Richelieu wing, a short walk from Napoleon III's apartments, the Café Richelieu offers gourmet treats courtesy of Paris institution Angelina. With terraces overlooking the Cour Napoléon and the Pyramid, the Café Richelieu offers a chance to discover an inventive, gourmet menu in a magnificent setting.
In 1903 the Austrian confectioner Anton Rumpelmayer founded Angelina, named after his daughter-in-law. For more than a century, the tearoom on Rue de Rivoli has become a Parisian gourmet institution, frequented by Proust, Coco Chanel and many other great French fashion designers.
The Café Richelieu, previously the office of the French Minister of Finance (from Napoleon III to 1984), offers the same menu as Angelina. Try their famous "L'Africain" hot chocolate, or the ineffable Mont-Blanc.
The menu offers sandwiches, salads, seasonal dishes and a selection of Angelina's pastries: Mont-Blanc, macaroons, Saori, 'Eva' tartlets, crisp vanilla eclairs, pistachio religieuses (puff pastry buns filled with pistachio cream), etc.
We liked it; we asked to see a menu first because it has a very dessert-only look (they have a huge case filled with their fancy desserts right out front for you to look at). We decided to try it. My husband had quiche and I had a vegetable-fruit patte and then we shared their Mont Blanc for dessert. Everything was delicious and beautifully constructed on the plates for us. It was also very helpful that our waitress knew English as unfortunately our French was very poor. Great food and very unique setting and history in which to enjoy it!
Horrible! We had a male waiter who was beyond rude. He was rolling his eyes and made fun of us when we tried to order dessert and coffee. Save your time and your money, and go to a different restaurant.
shocking!!!!!! do not recomend this place at all. the waitress greeted us in a rude way, we wanted to see menu first and she just grabed the menu card from my hands and pressured that we sit down first, and after we changed our mind and decided to leave she tried to block our way out and was making argument and was unaceptable rude, another male whaiter even sweared at us as we left. we were in shock!!!!!! the worst service ever!!!!!!!!
Louvre museum, Richelieu wing, 1st floor. Between the Napoleon III apartments and the rooms of the galleries of the Department of Decorative Arts.
Open daily (except Tuesday) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
School holidays: Wednesdays and Fridays until 8 p.m.