06 May 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 amazing desserts places! As a foodie, 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 recommendations!
Discover with me cute cafes that serve delicious pastries and other delights! In all the places that I have listed here you can sit a table to eat your desserts comfortably and take your time to appreciate the best desserts of the iconic French capital! Your taste buds will thank me later 😉 .
Located in Le Marais, Le Loir dans la Théière is one of the best places for desserts in Paris. There have a huge selection of homemade cakes: lemon meringue pie, cheesecake, millefeuille, carrot cake, chocolate fondant, diverse fruit pies… The decoration is a very interesting mix of furniture found at the flea market and vintage posters: it will make you feel like you are in Alice in Wonderland!
This place is very popular, and you may have to queue to be able to enter. If you are a group of people, they will let you in only when your group is complete. Additionally, they will probably kick you out once you are done with your food and drinks. But as 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. My secret tip: come early in the afternoon in the weekend to avoid the queue or come during the week!
My favorite on the menu: their signature dessert 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! My secret tip: 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?!
Address: 3 rue des Rosiers 75004 Paris – Metro station Saint Paul (line 1).
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!
Opening hours: Every day 9am-7:30pm
There is no need to introduce Ladurée: their macarons are world famous! In their tea-rooms in Paris you can enjoy those quintessential macarons, their fantastic French pastries, a fantastic hot chocolate (one of the best ones in Paris) and more. The list of their macaron flavors is very appetizing: Vanilla, Chocolate, Raspberry, Lemon, Pistachio, Coffee, Caramel, Rose, Orange Blossom, Jardin Bleu tea, Liquorice, Passion Fruit and Paris Saffron.
My secret tip: they have many stores and restaurants in Paris. But 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!
My favorite on the menu: the dessert “Ispahan” is super photogenic and delicious: a big pink macaron with fresh strawberries and a dash of rose and litchees. I also loved the “Plaisir Sucré” with milk chocolate and hazelnuts.
- 75 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris – Area: Champs Elysées
- 21 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris – Area: St Germain des Prés
- 16 rue Royale 75008 Paris – Area: Concorde
Opening hours of Ladurée Champs Elysées:
- Weekdays 7:30am-11pm
- Sat: 7:30am-12am
- Sun 7:30am-10pm
Looking for cakes like the ones made by your Granny? That’s literally what means “Mamie Gâteaux” 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! And you can have lunch here too: they have a daily choice of soups, salads, and savory pies.
My secret tip: do not come too late as you may have less choice for the cakes.
My favorite on the menu: the “chou à la crème” (a big cream puff) is one of their signature desserts, check it out! Although most of the other desserts are changing regularly, I know you cannot go wrong as everything they bake is scrumptious! Hence this is one of my favorite and best places to enjoy a dessert in Paris!
Address: 66 rue du Cherche-Midi 75006 Paris – Metro station Rennes (line 12) or Vanneau (line 10). Area: Montparnasse.
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.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11:45am – 6:45pm
Do you like caramel? Then Karamel is 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! In Karamel you can find a great variety of refined desserts and biscuits. Everything is delicious: for sure one of the best places to have dessert in Paris! That’s why I come here regularly 🙂 . It’s a rather small place so it can get crowded quickly, especially in the weekend. Apart from desserts and sweets, they are serving hot drinks and juices.
My favorite on the menu: One of their dessert specialty is an amazing lemon meringue pie with hazelnuts. In addition, I have to write a special note about their cookies: I love them so much that every time I come here for a dessert, I take some cookies to go!
Address: 67 rue Saint Dominique 75007 Paris – Metro Station La Tour Maubourg (line 8). Area: Invalides.
Karamel is in the very chic 7th arrondissement, not far from Invalides and Pont Alexandre III.
Opening hours: Wed-Thu: 12:30pm-2pm, 3pm-8pm / Fri: 11:30am-2pm, 3pm-8pm / Weekends: 11am-2pm, 3pm-8pm.
She’s Cake is 100% dedicated to cheesecakes and you will find there a lot of different flavours. The Chef Sephora Saada is using fresh products based on the seasonality for her recipes and she is very talented! You have to see by yourself why it’s one of the best places to enjoy a dessert in Paris! Before you go, I have to tell you that the cafe is small. As a consequence, you will probably wait a bit to be seated if you visit in the weekend.
My favorite on the menu: there are so many cheesecakes I want to try here that choosing is always very hard. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts! Therefore, I have a good reason to come here again and again 😉 . I already tried the Oreo cheesecake and the gianduja and praline cheesecake: both fantastic!
Addresses: She’s Cake has 2 locations in Paris.
- 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.
- 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 Lyon
If you go to the address in Le Marais, you can walk around one of the best areas of Paris for culture, history, fashion, shopping and food. There are a lot of things to do here!
Opening hours (avenue Ledru-Rollin): weekdays 11:30am-4:30pm / Sat: 12pm-7pm
Holycake is a coffee shop specialized in cake design. It’s the perfect place for a dessert addict! Justine and Margaux, the 2 owners of the place, met each other during a cake design training a few years ago and decided to create Holycake together. Here they offer a few different varieties of cupcakes and layers cakes. They also have a pretty interesting concept of haute cuisine dessert that they create on the plate last minute for you: “desserts à l’assiette”. So many good reasons to have Holycake amongst the best places to get a dessert in Paris! In parallel, Holycake is great place for brunch if you want to start your day here!
My secret tip: they can design the craziest and the most beautiful cakes for your special event. It could be interesting if you have something to celebrate! By the way you will probably see them design some exceptional cake while you are in the coffee shop: it’s really impressive!
My favorite on the menu: the layer cakes available are changing depending on their creations of the day. I ate one slice with vanilla and salted caramel: it was literally to die for! You should also taste their cupcakes. Another secret tip: if you hesitate between different flavors, take them all in the baby format version! Their baby cupcakes are the cutest and will feel less guilty eating a few different ones!
Address: 7 Rue Keller 75011 Paris – Area: Bastille
Opening hours: Every day 8:00 -17:00 (kitchen closing at 16:00).
La Chocolaterie Cyril Lignac
La Chocolaterie Cyril Lignac 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, … You can see all of them in the counter and they are all super tempting!
My favorite on the menu: Their hot chocolate is also very good, perfect treat for the cold days! And you absolutely have to try their marshmallows bears if you like that kind of candies!
My secret tip: if you like those chocolate desserts by Cyril Lignac, you should also try one of its 2 other places in the same neighborhood! La Pâtisserie Cyril Lignac, for delicious pastries, and le Chardenoux, a very good restaurant, are located right close by.
Address: 25 rue Chanzy 75011 Paris – Metro Station Charonne (line 9). Area: Charonne
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.
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! They already knew at the time that Angelina was part of the best places to enjoy a dessert in Paris! Today, Angelina has several addresses in Paris and in the world. All their sweet delicatessen and pastries are delicious and they also serve savory dishes for lunch.
My favorite on the menu: their best seller dessert is the signature Mont-Blanc: a must-try if you like chestnut! And their iconic hot chocolate “L’Africain” is the best hot chocolate in Paris!
- 226 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris – Area: Louvre Museum, Tuileries
- 19 Rue de Vaugirard 75006 Paris – Area: Luxembourg Garden
- 108 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris – Area: Rue du Bac
Opening hours Angelina Rue de Rivoli:
- Mon-Thur 7:30am-7pm
- Fri: 7:30am-7:30pm
- Weekends: 8:30am-7:30pm
13 au Jardin
13 au Jardin – aka Thirteen, a Baker’s Dozen – is a cozy and welcoming restaurant. They are open from lunch to dinner, but they deserve their place in the best places to get a dessert in Paris. In fact, they serve amazing desserts and ice-creams, perfect for the afternoon tea! Everything here is homemade and thoughtfully crafted. I also recommend it for brunch!
My favorite on the menu: I had a slice of carrot cake with many layers and I still remember it!
Address: 5 Rue de Médicis 75006 Paris – Area: Luxembourg Garden, Odéon.
13 au Jardin is located right on front of Luxembourg Garden, my favorite garden in Paris! You can enjoy a stroll in the park and come to 13 au Jardin before (to whet your appetite) or after (to eliminate the calories lol) 🙂 .
Opening hours: every day 12:00 to 20:00.
T’ Cup the perfect spot to have a teatime the English way. They have an endless selection of teas and you can even smell them as they have a dedicated display for it. Their desserts are really good and they serve for brunch as well! Cherry on the cake: the staff is super nice! That’s why T’Cup totally deserves its place amongst the best places for dessert in Paris!
My favorite on the menu: I tried the cheesecake, the hazelnut cake and the cookie-brownie. They were all delicious!
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
T’Cup is located in Le Marais: one of the best areas of Paris for culture, history, fashion, shopping and food. There are a lot of things to do around!
Opening hours: Mon+Wed to Sat: 9am-8pm – Sunday: 9am-7pm.
I hope you will enjoy a few of those best places for dessert in Paris! This city is a foodie heaven and for sure those cafes will please your taste buds! If you want other ideas, take a look at my other foodie article:
- The Best Chocolates to try in Paris
- The Best Hot Chocolates in Paris
- The Best Coffee Shops in Paris
- Best brunch and breakfast in Paris
- Vegan and Gluten Free Restaurants in Paris
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