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Goubert Avenue, Pondicherry, India
Today
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 69
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  • 157
    Very good
  • 101
    Average
  • 49
    Poor
  • 60
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good place to hang around

This cafe is right on the beach. It is housed in an heritage structure. It serves a fusion of the French and Indian cuisine. It is a bit expensive. But it is a good place to hang around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Mumbai
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Mumbai
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This cafe is right on the beach. It is housed in an heritage structure. It serves a fusion of the French and Indian cuisine. It is a bit expensive. But it is a good place to hang around.

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We ate here with two friends after a really good day sightseeing around Pondicherry,and decided to continue the french theme with a main couse of steak frites and a bottle of red wine. Although very expensive by Indian standards, it was nonetheless absolutely delicious and with a really good 'buzzy' atmosphere,we all had a great time.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Bad food, not too good staff... Over priced for the quality... View of the sea is the only saving grace for the place...

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Located right in the middle of the rocky beach. Must tries are Masala omlette, club sandwiches and coffee.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The food is below average, the coffee can be described as average at best. Still during peak hours you'll find it difficult to find any place to sit. Why?? Location. It's the only property on Goubert Avenue located on the edge of sea. Evenings here can be magical, sweet sound of sea, cool breeze. So here it is, come here... More 

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India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

For a cafe/restaurant claiming to serve 24hrs, this place was a disappointment as we walked in at 11 PM only to find no waiters, and asked to wait for 20 mins for coffee and indefinitely for food. We managed to come out after a cup of coffee each and two sandwiches in 2 hours. The location of the restaurant is... More 

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Dundee
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112 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had coffe and snacks here and the location of the cafe is tremendous,on the promenade next to the statue of Gandhi. The promenade was heaving with people,but the cafe wasn't busy,I couldn't help thinking they were missing something,the coffe was good and the samosas ok,but everything could have been a lot better.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

With such a wonderful location this spot should be a gold mine. It probably is because unless you have already been there once you don't a know how awful it is. I gather it is run by the State, and that the employees have no incentive to please. I wasn't suprised to learn that. The service is third rate, the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I and my Taiwan friend came there at 6 am. Even though it showed 24hr service, we had to wait until 7am to get st. And it was all self-service. Sadly enough, staff was impolite. I had expected more since reading the French name of the restaurant. Anw, the place is awsome. The only restaurant is on the bank of... More 

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is the ONLY place on the seaward side of the promenade, but it does not make the most of its superb location. It is a cafe that serves drinks and snacks. It is rundown and dirty. It usually has people in it, but then it's the only place on that side of the road. Service is terrible. We went... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Goubert Avenue, Pondicherry, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry  >  Pondicherry

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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