Le Bon Chocolat

Good news everyone! I have discovered a new hot chocolate to add to my “World’s Best Hot Chocolate” list! This doesn’t happen very often so this is a momentous occasion. Recently I have been going to a café in the Marais district called Le Caféotheque that sells a wide variety of pure, organic coffees. It is a lovely casual environment with couches, a bar and a few tables where people sit and chat for hours.

Today I went there after visiting a free exhibition at the Hotel de Ville about Impressionism in Paris (very enjoyable and once again enlightening with my new found knowledge of Paris’s history.) I had previously sampled their ice coffee which was particularly delicious and this time ordered a hot chocolate because I spotted a very pretty word on the menu – Valrhona. For those innocent people who are unaware of what this word means, it basically translates into “one of the best chocolates in the world. Ever.” And when transformed into a warming drink, it maintains this deliciousness in its molten form.

hot chocolate

Hot chocolate love

It was delicious – rich, creamy and addictive. Perhaps a little sweet but I also put that down to my lack of hot chocolate consumption recently. It was served with a piece of chocolate which I stupidly left until the end and it was actually quite awful – someone had inserted some sort of dried fruit in it. Yuck. But still. Free chocolate. I’m very excited to have discovered a new café to hang out at. I spent an hour or so reading my book and drinking a hot chocolate. What luxury.

Book and hot chocolate


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6 Responses to “Le Bon Chocolat”

  1. Lisa says:

    your brother is a wealth of knowledge and recommended an amazing chocolate shop in my neighbourhood!!! Mr Willy (I think) pure cocoa. It makes truly amazing hot chocolate.
    hope you are well. I’ll email soon, life’s been a bit crazy!

  2. Sarah says:

    Sounds really good :)

    Did you go to chez Carette ?!


  3. Jess says:

    Mr Willy appears to be a genius and my brother is good at finding the best of everything. I want him to bring me Willy’s chocolate when he comes to Paris! Yes please in regards to the email :) x

  4. Jess says:

    Sure was! No I haven’t yet! I keep meaning to but I’m never in that neck of the woods. One day I will make a special trip and I will report back!

  5. Jess says:

    Although I have just discovered they have a new restaurant at Place des Vosges! That’s just down the road! Oh boy…

  6. jean jacques says:

    tout ta fait d accord jess pour ta reson et 1 chocolat bien chaud garcon

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