The best Teatimes in Paris!

Teatimes, gourmet breaks, and other British-inspired snacks are all the rage in Paris. For an afternoon, relax with a good cuppa and pastries to dies for, let yourself go in a wonderful setting in a palace, a luxurious Parisian hotel or an atypical place. This gourmet break is to be enjoyed with your loved ones or your friends and you’re likely to catch up… How about giving it a go?

Whoever never dreamt of falling for all pastries while entering in a bakery casts the first stone! Yes, when I go in a restaurant, the first thing I read is the dessert-part! Yes, I’m one of those hesitant persons who’d like to taste all desserts of all patrons. And my biggest guilty pleasure is teatime.

A genuine institution in Great-Britain, teatime delights gourmets in France as well. If we consider it as an afternoon break, in London, it equals dinner. I must explain, teatime means a three-course dinner served on a tea 3-tier serving tray. Each tier displays a bunch of petits-fours and small pastries to enjoy with a hot drink, a fruit juice and even a glass of champagne.

Generally, we start with the savory level that contains 4 to 5 finger sandwiches, including grilled cheese, salmon blinis, foie gras toast, according to hotels. We continue with the “so British” scones, small brioche bread with cream and jam spread on, that perfectly pair with a hot drink (of your choice!) offered for the teatime… As you may think, we end with the “sweet” part with cookies, financiers, cakes from abroad and other French pastries in mini size.

Most hotels and palace offer a pastry in addition to this tray, check if this pastry is included in the offer because the price can dramatically change (between €12 and €20 par pastry). It goes the same for the drink of your choice, don’t choose a simple expresso if you want a delicious cappuccino, it’s included in the offer!

From €15 per person, or more if you take the “à la française” offer (with a glass of champagne), but it usually costs about €45, the teatime is the occasion to treat yourself with a privileged sweet break in the afternoon and in a lovely setting. It’s a breath of fresh air, and we let the staff take good care of us. It may seem expensive at first, but don’t forget that you don’t need to have dinner after it!

We selected you the best teatimes in Paris:

Le Tea Time du Park Hyatt Paris VendômeLa Paren(the)se Teat Time at Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme
Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme offers us a gourmet break by the fire with its La Paren(the)se tea time. Come and relax in a muted atmosphere with an abundant gourmet offer concocted by the chef Jimmy Mornet!

Le Tea Time du MeuriceTeatime at Le Meurice Dali
Served every day between 3:30 p;m. to 6 p.m. this teatime will make you forget about the Parisian world. This teatime is a moment of comfort in a surprising setting and around the pastries created by the very talented Cédric Grolet. Between the honey Saint-Honoré, the caramel éclair, the coconut Paris-Brest or the fantastic revisited fruits, we don’t know where to start.

Le tea time du RitzRitz Paris teatime
What about a French style teatime? Welcome to François Perret’s biscuit heaven at the Ritz Paris. In the Hotel at the Place Vendôme, the discreet pastry chef offers tourists and stressed Parisians to have a seat and to enjoy a relaxing moment. Every afternoon, tea is served along with 16 French biscuits including the very famous madeleine!

Le nouveau tea-time vegan du Shangri-La Hotel Paris automne-hiver 2016Vegan teatime at Shangri-La Hotel Paris
Shangri-La Hotel Paris pastry chef Michaël Bartocetti regularly renews his afternoon tea with seasonal fruits as well as a 100% vegan afternoon break. Yes, the chef is now known everywhere in Paris to create pure delights without using eggs or cow’s milk, a genuine exploit to taste without any hesitation!

Le Tea Time italien du Caffè SternCaffè Stern teatime
This is THE good new all sweet-toothed readers were expecting. The lovely place hidden in Passage des Panoramas, Caffès Stern, launches its teatime every afternoon. On the menu: the famous Venetian cicchetti, revisited Parisian desserts and a hot drink to relax in Italy, in Paris!

Le tea time de Noël du PeninsulaChristmas teatime at The Peninsula Paris
In the Holidays, The Peninsula Paris afternoon tea becomes the Christmas afternoon tea. Scones, madeleine and cookies mix with savory treats and pastries revisited for Christmas.

Le tea time du Burgundy ParisTeatime at the Burgundy Paris
A gourmet break in a boudoir, this is the offer provided by the Burgundy Hotel in Paris with its teatime. Guillaume Goupil’s finger sandwiches and Pascal Hainigue’s mini-pastries are to be enjoyed with a hot drink and a glass of champagne. What a perfect way to unwind and tell secrets…

Tea Time SenobleTeatime by Senoble
Lovers of sweet treats and pastries, head over Senoble Parisian store to fulfill your taste buds thanks to the teatime of the famous family brand likely to make you melt!

Le Tea Time gourmand de l'Hôtel ScribeChristmas teatime at Hôtel Scribe
Christmas teatime at Hôtel Scribe is the perfect place to warm up while waiting for Christmas. Chocolate marshmallows, hazelnut shortbreads and many other delights to eat alone or with your family, until January 7, 2018.

Le Tea Time AngelinaTeatime at Angelina
Among Paris major teatimes, there’s Angelina’s. Let’s go to the historic tea salon located rue de Rivoli for a gourmet moment.

Birthday present, careful gift, proof of love or a lovely outing idea for the Holidays, teatime is the occasion to gather together in a friendly atmosphere with your friends, mothers or with your loved one. How about a gourmet break, friends?

My B.
Last updated on 27 February 2018

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