Treat yourself to something wonderful and warming this winter

Publication date: 18/01/2024
Warm up those chilly winter afternoons with a delightful spot of tea in the Principality.

There are so many cafés, tea rooms and hotels to choose from, each with its own unique atmosphere. Here’s a little taster of some of the best places in Monaco to get out of the cold, and settle down comfortably with a cup of freshly brewed tea, and perhaps even some scrumptious cakes and pastries: 

Stop by the Mada One, an oasis of calm and impeccable food nestled among the gleaming towers of the One Monte-Carlo complex and the palm trees. Choose from a selection of hot drinks and fine pastries, as you bask in the winter sun shining through the big bay windows.

For the perfect cosy fireside ambience, the winter terrace at the Columbus Monte-Carlo is the place to go. With its “brasero” winter concept, the Columbus offers the perfect cocooning experience for those crisp afternoons.

One name, two different locations and two very different vibes. Choose the COVA to suit your mood!  Head to the Cova on Boulevard des Moulins, next door to the bustling Monte-Carlo district, for a gourmet experience in a highly refined setting.

Alternatively, make your way over to Larvotto by the beach, and settle down for tea in the sunshine as you savour the views of the promenade and the sea.

Enjoy a “haute-couture” teatime at the MetCafé! Beneath the magnificent chandeliers of the Métropole Shopping Centre, settle down into one of the plush armchairs at the MetCafé and drink in the delightful decor.
You won’t be able to resist the delicious offerings at this ultra-stylish café!

Snug and cosy tea at the LobbyBar of the Métropole Monte-Carlo hotel. If you’re wanting an exquisite assortment of sweet and savoury treats, accompanied by a selection of delicious hot drinks in a timeless setting, you’ve come to the right place! A mouth-watering experience awaits at the refined Lobby Bar designed by Jacques Garcia.

Take tea in a lush and verdant garden at the Limùn Bar at the Hôtel Hermitage! This hidden gem is a true haven of peace and tranquillity, the perfect place to take a break from the bustle of the city.

For a luxurious teatime experience, try the Café Pierre Hermé on the first floor of the Métropole Shopping Monte-Carlo centre!  Their French macaroons are legendary and, accompanied by a warming hot drink, are sure to take the chill off those wintry afternoons.

Get cosy at the Bar Américain, at the Hôtel de Paris. With its unmistakeable decor and unique ambiance, the Bar Américain will take you back to the 1920s. Relax in one of the Principality’s most iconic bars, soak up the Gatsby-style atmosphere, and savour the delicious fare.

The Chocolaterie de Monaco has been making the very finest confectionery since 1920, and is a safe bet for a wonderfully chocolatey teatime experience. Its cosy team room is welcoming and warm.

Whether you’re with family, friends, or as a couple, there’s never a bad time to treat yourself to something sweet in the Principality!

Photo credits: Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer/ Pasticceria Cova Monte-Carlo/ Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo /Columbus Monte-Carlo/ MetCafé Monte-Carlo / DR - Café Pierre Hermé / La Chocolaterie de Monaco