When it gets cold in Angers, there’s only one thing to do: warm up over a nice hot chocolate in a cosy location. The colder it gets outside, the better it tastes! Here’s a guide to our favourite hot chocolates in Angers to combat those winter blues. The perfect thing for an afternoon treat with friends, a romantic moment with your other half, or after a long walk around Angers city centre.
Et Le Temps s’est Art et Thé
In a cosy atmosphere in the heart of Angers city centre, Et Le Temps s’est Art et Thé is the perfect place for chocolate lovers. So yes there might be the word ‘tea’ in the name of the place, but, rest assured die-hard hot chocolate lovers, you have come to the right place. They serve a thick and intensely flavoured hot chocolate that is quite simply a delight. Several flavours are available including extra-dark, marshmallow or, our favourite, the Phoenix hot chocolate. Why do we love this one? It has three varieties of pepper in it (we promise it won’t set you on fire), which have been subtly added to enhance the chocolate taste.
7 Rue Chaperonnière, 49100 Angers
Tuesday to Friday from 10.30 am to 6.00 pm and Saturday from 10.30 am to 7.00 pm
In the heart of the Doutre district, in a former 12th century chapel, sample a generous hot chocolate made with love. That’s the truth! Aurélie and Frédéric, the owners of La Coquetterie, this unusual 50s/60s themed tea room only serve high quality, delicious tasting products. Their grands crus hot chocolates will warm body and soul. Enjoy one accompanied by a delicious pastry and you’ll be in heaven.
17 rue Beaurepaire, 49100 Angers
Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm
Benoit Macarons Angers
On the corner of Rue Saint-Aubin, you will find Angers’ temple of chocolate, run by Anne, winner of the Best Chocolatemaker in France award in 2014. Benoit Macarons Angers are experts at everything to do with cocoa and so it goes without saying that the hot chocolate here is divine! To continue this ultra-chocolatey moment of pleasure, you absolutely must try Anne Benoit’s speciality, the Caramande. You’ll see – one bite and you’ll be smitten.
33 rue Saint Aubin, 49100 Angers
Mondays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 7.15 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7.30 pm.
Le Dos de la Cuillère
At Carine and Nadège’s tea room, you will feel right at home. Enticing aromas escape from the oven and make your stomach rumble. You will be able to choose from a selection of carefully prepared sweet things that changes every day, like praline-filled chocolate cake or pink praline brownies. And for the ultimate chocolate experience, there’s nothing better than a hot chocolate to go with whatever you have chosen. Here, you get a chocolate lolly (different flavours are available) that you delicately stir into your mug of steaming milk, et voilà votre chocolate chaud! It’s fun and delicious and will definitely make you smile.
35 rue Toussaint, 49100 Angers
Monday to Saturday from 11.30 am to 6.00 pm except Tuesdays until 3.00 pm.
The Cake Around the Corner
When David, the owner, welcomes you to his tearoom, the keyword is ‘generous’. Like your hot chocolate piled with toppings? Like we said, at The Cake Around the Corner, they do things generously. Three hot chocolates are available to warm you up: the traditional ‘Choco’ (a sure bet), the ‘Chamallow’ and the most generous of all, the Bidendum Chamallow. And of course, the little sweet things made by David, depending on his fancies on the day, make a fine accompaniment.
2 Rue Montault, 49100 Angers
From Wednesday to Saturday from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm and Sunday from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.