Cakes, ice-cream and other sweet delights

Cakes, ice-creams, candy floss for a gourmet treat

Bacs de glace, Berthillon, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Parisian cake shops and ice-cream shops delight children and their parents!

Under the arcades on rue de Rivoli a short walk from the Louvre, Angelina serves its famous hot chocolate, accompanied by a little pot of whipped cream and its great speciality, the Mont-blanc.

On the Ile Saint-Louis, Berthillon has been adding to its range of ice-creams and sorbets since 1950 and now has an astonishing variety of flavours to titillate your taste buds, whatever your age: calisson, cappuccino, praline and pine nut, pineapple, white chocolate and tropical fruit cocktail … 

The legendary Ladurée macaroons, on the Champs-Elysées, are another treat to sample with the family, and can always be packed away in your case to take home.  In parks and gardens or in squares, there are also kiosks selling crêpes, ice-cream and candy floss!

On the other hand, finding waffles is not so easy in Paris. They are not often sold in crêperies and tea rooms. You can find ‘real’ ones at Yves Camdeborde’s eatery L'Avant-Comptoir and ones to take away at the Jardin d'Acclimatation or on several of the busy shopping avenues.


Angelina Rivoli

Tea room
226 rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001

In front of the Tuileries and founded in 1903, the Angelina tea room is a refined place where the most gourmet will meet. Since......


Tea room | In a shop/store
11 bis rue Scribe, Paris, 75009

Discover the Lindt Chocolate Bar, a warm place where you can come and taste a delicious traditional Lindt hot chocolate made with......

Jardin d'Acclimatation

Leisure park
Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 75016

Enjoy a unique experience at the new Jardin d'Acclimatation. Situated between Porte de Neuilly and Porte des Sablons, at the edge......


Ice-cream shop
47 rue Saint-Louis-en-l’Île, Paris, 75004

For some, the only way to visit Paris on a hot summer’s day is with an ice cream in hand, and you could do worse than Italian ice......

Angelina Musée du Luxembourg

Tea room | In a museum or monument
19 rue de Vaugirard, Paris, 75006

For the first time on the Rive Gauche, rediscover the charm of this Parisian institution on a visit to the Musée du Luxembourg. A......


Gastronomy (caterers, confectioners, etc.)
23 rue Rambuteau, Paris, 75004

In the centre of the historical Marais district, Berko is the best place in Paris for cupcakes and brightly-coloured cakes from......

Glacier Berthillon

Ice-cream shop
29-31 rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile, Paris, 75004

Berthillon is a family-run business making a wonderful range of ice creams in tempting colours, with lush textures and......

La Charlotte de l’Isle

Tea room
24 rue Saint-Louis-en-l’Île, Paris, 75004

La Charlotte de l’Isle is a tearoom, tucked away on the main road of l’île Saint-Louis, next to the touristy île de la Cité. The......


Bar à vins & bar à champagnes | In a hotel
3 carrefour de l’Odéon, Paris, 75006

In this geniune South-West tapas bar, the busy counter has an extremely friendly vibe. The highlight is their eclectic menu and......

Le Bac à Glaces

Ice-cream shop
109 rue du Bac, Paris, 75007

With more than 60 traditionally-made flavours, Bac à Glaces stands out as one of the best ice-cream shops in Paris. Close to Bon......

Les Gelati d'Alberto

Ice-cream shop
45 rue Mouffetard, Paris, 75005

Ever been in Paris in summer and seen people stroll past bearing huge roses made of ice cream? They look almost too big for the......

Mamie Gâteaux

Tea room
66 rue du Cherche-Midi, Paris, 75006

On one of the liveliest streets in the 6th and 7th arrondissements, the Mamie Gâteaux tearoom is housed in a building dating back......


Ice-cream shop
59-63 boulevard de Reuilly, Paris, 75012

Since 1947, Raimo, the oldest icecream shop in Paris, has been housed in the historical tea room on Boulevard Reuilly. In 2008,......