Any gourmand worth their fleur de sel would be familiar with Angelina. After all, Coco Chanel, Proust, and other creative luminaries have been spotted at the elegant salon designed by Belle Époque architect Edouard-Jean Niermans. While the salon boasts more than a century of history behind its storied doors, it is their impossibly smooth and decadent hot chocolate, dubbed the world's best, that has regulars (and tourists alike) coming back for more.

Angelina Singapore

Thankfully, you don't have to jump on that 13-hour flight to Paris to sate your hot chocolate cravings. The Singapore outpost of the famed French salon finally opens its doors today at the newly refurbished Capitol Piazza. While a cup of their gloriously old fashioned hot chocolate 'L'Africain' is de rigueur for any visit, there's also a comprehensive spread of tea, wine, and champagne to accompany your meal.

Angelina Singapore

Foodwise, the menu covers all the bases with an all-day dining menu that's, well, unapologetically French. Given the tempting selection of cakes and pastries (including their signature Mont-Blanc), it's also the ideal spot for teatime tête-à-tête.

Angelina, #01-82 Capitol Piazza, 15 Stamford Road