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Kasha Ki Aasha

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23, Surcouf Street | Near Lycee French School, SW of Bharathi Park, Pondicherry 605001, India
+91 413 222 2963
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 49
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Highlight of Pondicherry

This is my favorite spot in Pondicherry for lunch. The menu is eclectic, the place is on the rooftop above a boutique, has loads of atmosphere, and free wifi. It is rarely crowded, and the service by local women is casual and laid back. However the problem here is smoking. The owner merrily smokes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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English first
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This curiously named café is quite a warm and welcoming place to relax and shop around a little. The place, housed in a colonial bungalow of sorts, is completely run by a group of local women so has an independent air about it. The staff is warm and they guide you through the indo-european menu with ease. The ground floor... More 

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Mussoorie, India
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A lovely boutique-cum information centre-cum bulletin board- cum café; serves an eclectic mix of south Indian and continental food on a pretty roof top space, complete with a thatched roof, cane chairs and a profusion of plants. Service was quick and informative. The sambar lacked the tang, but the juices were perfect, the European thali was a combination of eclectic... More 

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San Diego, California
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61 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This place was awesome, the cafe is in the rooftop of the colonial house with tons of shade don't worry! And you will have the best pancake breakfast in all of India. It's also an awesome place to just chill and drink some chai when you need some protection from the sun but I recommend the breakfast.

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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Lovely store with beautifully chosen pieces for sale and the cafe up on the roof serves delicious food in a very relaxed environment

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New York
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1,040 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 922 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is my favorite spot in Pondicherry for lunch. The menu is eclectic, the place is on the rooftop above a boutique, has loads of atmosphere, and free wifi. It is rarely crowded, and the service by local women is casual and laid back. However the problem here is smoking. The owner merrily smokes away at the cashier counter, and... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We got here a bit early (10 am) and the lady was so wonderful to accommodate us. She was more than welcoming and made us some pancakes (with the best honey i've tasted) and some toast and coffee. Make sure you grab a glass of Orange Juice (Its as fresh as it can ever be), pancakes were delicious (the thick... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Lovely shop on the ground level with carefully chosen hand made items made by women. Lovely roof top cafe. Super comfortable chairs.

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This all-woman run rooftop cafe and fairtrade heritage shop is a lovely little oasis of calm and tranquility. Lovely fresh food (try the European Thali) and cool refreshing drinks. A delightful place run by lovely people.

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Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is simply our favourite place in Pondicherry ! Located on the other side of the canal but really near the French quarter, it's never crowded and all the staffs (only women) are really nice. Restaurant on the terrace with a really nice decoration: plants, flowers and bamboos tables and seats = perfect to chill. We really happy to have... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Best chocolate pancakes I've had. The place is well done up and the staff is very nice. Nice place to spend an afternoon

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23, Surcouf Street | Near Lycee French School, SW of Bharathi Park, Pondicherry 605001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry  >  Pondicherry
  • Phone Number: +91 413 222 2963
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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