A legendary Paris patisserie known for its hot chocolate and pastries is heading to Manhattan in September.
Angelina Paris has signed a lease on the ground floor of ML House, a new luxury rental tower at 1050 Sixth Ave., near Bryant Park in Midtown, the Post reports. It’ll be the first U.S. outpost for the famed teahouse and bakery, which is known in Paris for its densely sweet hot chocolate and historic fabulous-clientele like Coco Chanel.
Here, it’ll be a 4,000-square-foot, full-service cafe serving French cuisine, with a grab-and-go bakery included. In addition to the famous hot chocolate, which is made with three kinds of cocoa from Niger, Ghana, and Côte d’Ivoire in Africa, according to its website, Angelina Paris is also known for its Mont Blanc pastry made with meringue, whipped cream, and chestnut paste vermicelli.
The Parisian cafe was founded in 1903 and describes itself as a place for “sophistication and indulgence” on its website. It has since expanded to over 30 locations around the world. Angelina Paris USA, which holds the rights to open in the U.S., is behind the new stateside spot and has plans to open three additional locations in the U.S. over the next two years, the group tells Eater.
Its NYC outpost will be housed in the new Midtown development, where 62 luxury apartments are now being finalized. It’s a project by Skyline Developers and will be completed soon.
Eater has reached out to Angelina. Stay tuned for more.