The Best Places to enjoy a Dessert in Paris

Karamel Paris desserts

The Best Places to enjoy a Dessert in Paris

Check out my recos for the best places to enjoy a dessert in Paris!

Desserts are part of the French cuisine traditions and Paris will not disappoint: the city is full of good desserts places! As I enjoy to meet my friends around a cup of tea and a slice of cake, I am always hunting for the best spots! If you want to know the best places to enjoy a dessert in Paris, here are my recos.

Discover with me cute cafes that serve delicious pastries and other delights!

Le Loir dans la Théière

Located in Le Marais, this place is one of the best for homemade cakes and tea. There have a huge selection of desserts but their signature is the lemon meringue pie. You cannot miss it with its huuuuge quantity of Italian meringue on top of the pie. It’s to die for!! But do not stick to this one only as all their pastries are amazing (cheesecake, other pies, carrot cake, …). In case you do not know which one to choose, check them on the counter they are all visible, and why not take a few and share?!

Adding a note on the decor: it will make you feel like in Alice in Wonderland!

Be aware that this place is very popular:

  • You may have to queue to enter (come early in the afternoon to avoid the queue)
  • If you are a group of people, they will let you in only when your group is complete
  • They will probably kick you out once you are done with your food and drinks, but considering the fact that other people are waiting outside, we can understand why!

Does it worth the wait? Yes totally: you will not be disappointed! By the way you can come here for lunch too.

This place is located in Le Marais: one of the best area of Paris for culture, history, fashion, shopping and food. There are a lot of things to do around!

Address: 3 rue des Rosiers 75004 Paris – Metro station Saint Paul (line 1)

Opening hours: Every day 9am-7:30pm

Mamie Gateaux

Mamie Gâteaux Paris desserts

Looking for cakes like the ones made by your Granny? That’s literally the name of that place in French!! Inside it looks like the living room of your Grandma: I love the vintage cozy vibes. Homemade cakes and pies are all exposed on the counter, there is plenty of choice! You can have lunch here too: they have a daily choice of soups, salads, and savory pies.

Do not come too late as you may have less choice for the cakes.

This place is located in the area of Montparnasse, where you can do some shopping in the rue de Rennes or at Le Bon Marche Rive Gauche.

Address: 66 rue du Cherche-Midi 75006 Paris – Metro station Rennes (line 12) or Vanneau (line 10). Area: Montparnasse

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11:45am – 6:45pm


Karamel Paris Desserts

Do you like caramel? Then this the place for you! They do many things based on it: like caramel candies, chocolate tablet with caramel inside, caramel spread, caramel pastries,… but not only! One of their specialty is a lemon meringue pie with hazelnuts. Everything is delicious! Special note for their cookies: I love them so much that every time I come here for a dessert, I take some cookies to go!

The place is in the very chic 7th arrondissement, not far from Invalides. it’s very small so it can get crowded quickly. They are serving hot drinks and juices to go with your desserts.

Address: 67 rue Saint Dominique 75007 Paris – Metro Station La Tour Maubourg (line 8). Area: Invalides

Opening hours: Wed-Thu: 12:30pm-2pm, 3pm-8pm / Fri: 11:30am-2pm, 3pm-8pm / Weekends: 11am-2pm, 3pm-8pm /

She’s Cake

She's Cake cheesecakes Paris

This place is 100% dedicated to cheesecakes and you will find there a lot of different flavours. There are so many I want to try that choosing is always very hard: a good reason to come again and again 😉

The Chef Sephora Saada is using fresh products based on the seasonality for her recipes and she is very talented!

This place is located in Le Marais: one of the best area of Paris for culture, history, fashion, shopping and food. There are a lot of things to do around!

Addresses: 20 avenue Ledru-Rollin 7512 Paris – Metro Station Quai de la Rapee (line 5) or Gare de Lyon (RER A and D and metro line 1 and 14) – Area: Gare de yon + 37 rue du Roi de Sicile 75004 Paris – Metro station Saint Paul (line 1) or Hotel de Ville (line 1 and 11) – Area: le Marais

Opening hours (avenue Ledru-Rollin): weekdays 11:30am-4:30pm / Sat: 12pm-7pm

La Chocolaterie Cyril Lignac

This spot is totally focused on chocolate desserts, so if you are a chocoholic like me this is the place to be! The famous Chef Cyril Lignac is working in a duo with the Chef Benoît Couvrand to offer us a choice of amazing delights like chocolate tablets, muffins, cookies , brownies, … Their hot chocolate is also very good and you absolutely have to try their marshmallows bears if you like that kind of candies!

La Chocolaterie is located right close by two other places owned by the chef Cyril Lignac: La Pâtisserie Cyril Lignac for delicious pastries and le Chardenoux, a very good restaurant.

What to do in the area: visit the famous Pere Lachaise cemetery, have a walk in the ‘Promenade Plantée’ (also known under the name of ‘La Coulée Verte’: a walking path of 4,5kms with a lot of plants built on a former railway which was unused since 1969), or go out for drinks in the lively area of Bastille.

Address: 25 rue Chanzy 75011 Paris – Metro Station Charonne (line 9). Area: Charonne

Opening hours: Every day 8am-7pm


Angelina is a well-known and prestigious Parisian house  for tea and pastries that exists since 1903! Proust, Coco Chanel and the biggest French fashion designers gathered in the elegant Art-Nouveau designed tearoom of 226 rue de Rivoli! Today , Angelina has several addresses in Paris and in the world.

Their best sellers are the signature Mont-Blanc and the famous hot chocolate “L’Africain”. All their sweet delicatessen and pastries are delicious and they also serve savory dishes for lunch.

Addresses: 226 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris -Tel: 01 42 60 82 00 – Area: Louvre, Tuileries / 19 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris Tel: 01 46 34 31 19 – Area: Luxembourg Garden /108 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris – Tel: 01 42 22 63 08 – Area: Rue du Bac

Opening hours Rue de Rivoli: Mon-Thur 7:30am-7pm / Fri: 7:30am-7:30pm / Weekends: 8:30am-7:30pm

T’ Cup

T'Cup Paris desserts

Another spot in Le Marais. This is the perfect spot to have a tea time the English way. They have a huge selection of tea and you can even smell them as they have a dedicated display for it. Their desserts are really good and they have brunch options as well!

What to choose? I have tried the cheesecake, the hazelnut cake and the cookie-brownie, all very good! Cherry on the cake: the staff is super nice!

This place is located in Le Marais: one of the best area of Paris for culture, history, fashion, shopping and food. There are a lot of things to do around!

Address: 16 rue des Minimes 75003 Paris – Metro station Chemin Vert (line 8), Saint Paul (line 1) or Breguet Sabin (line 5). Area: Le Marais

Opening hours: Mon+Wed to Sat: 9am-8pm – Sunday: 9am-7pm


Ladurée macarons and dessert

There is no need to introduce Ladurée: their macarons are world famous! In their tea-rooms you can enjoy their incontournable macarons, their fantastic French pastries and more.

They have many stores and restaurants in Paris, the most nicely decorated are the ones located in avenue des Champs Elysées, rue Bonaparte in the 6th arrondissement and rue Royale in the 8th arrondissement. You will feel royal there!

Addresses: 75 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris – Tel: 01 40 75 08 75 – Area: Champs Elysées / 21 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris Tel: 01 44 07 64 87  – Area: St Germain des Prés / 16 rue Royale 75008 Paris Tel. +33 (0) 1 42 60 21 79 – Area: Concorde

Opening hours of Champs Elysées: Weekdays 7:30am-11pm, Sat: 7:30am-12am, Sun 7:30am-10pm

You should also read Best brunch and breakfast in Paris and you will get all my favorite addresses!

If you want to discover Paris take a look at The best of Paris in one day: an ideal itinerary

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