Les Ombres, the chic restaurant atop Musée Branly, has added tea to its menu. Pastries are served from 3-5pm daily – and include creations by pastry chef/chocolatier Pascal Chanceau. Choose tarte au citron meringuée with lemon sorbet, or carrement chocolat au lait et noisettes.
Tea is from Mariage-Frères, coffee from Columbia, Cost Rica, and New Guinea.
Les Ombres looks at the Eiffel Tower, a few blocks away, through a glass roof. On warm afternoons, tea is served outdoors, on the terrasse.
Lunch at Les Ombres can cost 40 euros per person; dinner runs about 100. At 10 euros per pastry, tea isn’t inexpensive. But the view is impressive, the pastries sublime, and the price puts a bit of luxury in reach.