The tearoom that originated in Paris, Angelina, has been on the wish list since her launch in IFC Mall. The exquisite and vintage design has made it one of the best cafes, with a certain sense of romanticism.
Not evening mentioning their gourmet confectioneries–make sure you come in daytime, unlike I did on this occasion, for more options–the iconic pastry, Mont-Blanc, has a twist of praline and is uniquely made in the Angelina paper cup. It consists of crunchy egg white based meringue, stiff cream, sweet praline center and most significantly, the swirl of chestnut puree.
Personally I think it has the correct amount of sweetness, even though many comments have criticized it. The choux pastry, named after two countries, has great butteriness, is chewy and filled with a ferrero rocher like praline cream. The pecan has added extra crunch to this impressive dessert. The famous hot chocolate that is made with three kinds of qualified cocoa should not be missed. With its distinct thickness and chocolate bitterness, the hot chocolate is exceptionally fulfilling and you might imagine drinking a cup of chocolate ganache. I highly suggest to share between the two.
Meringue, light whipped cream with a praline cream heart, chestnut cream vermicelli, gingerbread slivers
Choux pastry, pecan praline light cream, crunchy pecan praline
Old-Fashioned Hot Chocolate
Address: Podium 3, IFC mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone: 3188 0842
Opening Hours: 10-00-22:00