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

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  • 72
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  • 107
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  • 53
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great view, NOT so great food!

We visited this place for a late evening snack. Sandwiches tasteless. "masala tea" was a tea bag tea! The location is awesome. if the food and service are improved, it could be a hard to beat number 1 place. It is ON the Promonade. The ONLY place where you get food. Unlike Mumbai, where there are... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
tman2008
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mumbai,india
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Union Territory of Pondicherry, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Oh my God how can you call that a restaurant? milk coffee and even black coffee are like filtered water

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mumbai,india
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6 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We visited this place for a late evening snack. Sandwiches tasteless. "masala tea" was a tea bag tea! The location is awesome. if the food and service are improved, it could be a hard to beat number 1 place. It is ON the Promonade. The ONLY place where you get food. Unlike Mumbai, where there are multiple options. And finally... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I visited Pondicherry with 4 friends this weekend and had Sunday morning breakfast at Le Cafe. It has prime location on the promenade with stunning views over the Bay of Bengal. The food was excellent- a nice change from dosa and idly for breakfast! I had a croissant and the French toast, both of which were very good. My friends... More 

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120 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This place has the prime position on the promenade and they really don't deserve to keep it. The food is second rate, the staff don't care and the place is grubby and run down. Apparently it's run by the council - and that's a great shame. My husband and I had (soft) drinks in the evening and I wasn't impressed.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Located on the promenade. No other restaurant can have a better location. Great food, has a small t-shirt and souvenir shop as well. Try the burger with fries. Not very expensive, but not cheap either. But the seating area is on the promenade with the view of the bay, so it makes up for it.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It is located in beach near Mahatma Gandhi Monument.The only 24*7 place to eat in Pondicherry with a great view of the Bay of Bengal.This place is properly maintained.Right on the beach! Beautiful and ecstatic. The food is like a normal cafe.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Sit and watch the Sea,You can catch a moonrise if you are lucky.No Sunset though but that is not their fault. The bad service though is something they can take the blame for. A liitle more imagination and effort in the food and service and they can make this place outstanding given their enviable location. Has the poetntial to be... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

# one of the fantastic sites in Pondicherry # very comfortable # One of the heritage (very old) cafe in town # Great view of the sea # Evening hours they block traffic in that area, so a great place for walk also # try the Lasagne # nice place seat with a book and a cup of coffee #... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Friends recommended this as a must visit in Pondy, had high expectations but it wasn't that great at all. Dessert too crumbly (brownie), prawns were tiny and ordered a cold bottle of water but was given a regular one (on a hot day).

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The view near to the sea is amazing but the cafe has Very Limited stuff to eat & the staff is highly rude. They make you feel as if they are giving you food for free.

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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: Coffee Shop
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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