Cafe Beat: Nina’s Marie-Atoinette Tearoom, Paris

France’s last and infamously curly-cue queen allegedly declared, “Let them eat cake”; honor her sweet tooth and bourgeois sensibility by stopping in at Nina’s on your next trip to Paris. The ornate tearoom is an homage to the decadent teenage monarch, with liberal doses of gold filigree and Marie-Antoinette memorabilia, from a replica of her last pair of shoes to a *very* French marble bust. Nina’s specialty is aromatic teas, soaps, and sweets, with scents carefully constructed by a fragrance distillery opened by one of the city’s first perfumiers, Pierre Diaz, who supplied scents to the court of Louis XIV. His wife, Nina Diaz, became known for creating the pink-frosted Ninasette fruitcake for Marie-Antoinette herself. For the price of eighteen euros, you can sample a bite of the legendary confection and soak in the legendary scents with a pot of Nina’s signature Marie-Antoinette Tea. Brewed with rose petals and apples from the gardens of Versailles, it’s one of Nina’s many blends available to buy in-store in pretty pastel tins. Because why shouldn’t your tea cabinet have a bit of Versailles je nais se quois?

Nina’s Maire-Antoinette

29 Rue Danielle Casanova


Open every day 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Closed on Sundays

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