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Cafe des Arts

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Indian, Café, European, Tea Room
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10, Suffren Street | White Town, Pondicherry 605001, India
9994481914
Website
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yum crepes

The place serves yum crepes. A very nice place to hang around with a book, sipping coffee and munching some yum crepes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Jayanthi V
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Copenhagen
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Copenhagen
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The place serves yum crepes. A very nice place to hang around with a book, sipping coffee and munching some yum crepes.

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Gurgaon, India
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a "home" restaurant with the cook's personal effects on the dishes. As the name goes, one can expect good continental dishes in it's non-India avatars. It is a very basic place w.r.t. ambience, but the food and local art makes up for that.

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Kottakuppam, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a lovely shaded area in White Town. Seating is a bit odd as you may end up sitting with strangers but maybe that is also the point. I had a lovely salad, the atmosphere is terrific, relaxed, removed from the chaos of the street and a delightful place to just chill out, have a bite or drink, no... More 

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Pondicherry, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Pondicherry is The place where you can 'give time a break' But, actually, where can you really take good time, sip a cup of good expresso or fresh ice tea, chilling simply in a quiet garden?? Few few places are offering a real nice outside setting in Pondicherry and Le Cafe des Arts is one of the few. Moreover, food... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Nice and cozy place, Went there for breakfast with family, liked it and we loved milkshakes and cold coffee.

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Dona Paula, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It was a long awaited trip with my besties and we stayed just for 3 days in Pondicherry. So at first we decided not to repeat any place for eating. But when we had our first bite at Cafe des Arts, we instatnly fell in love with the place. The food was not only delicious but the entire ambience was... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Simple menu. Tasty crepes, sandwiches, milkshakes. Strawberry milkshake had too less of strawberry. Banana milkshake was good. Brownie with ice-cream was great. Bacon, cheese and egg crepes as well as the tuna sandwich were great. They do however take a long time to serve.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

The comments being excellent on trip advisor I was keen to have lunch in cafe des arts in Pondichery. However it was a very disappointing experience. I took a tuna salad and had asked if it was made out of fresh tuna... As it was supose to be I ordered it and received lot of letuce with few pieces of... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

No need to go to Paris anymore! Here you got all this bad hospitality which is famous when you travel in France. You feel like you bother them when you want to order something. Sad that they know they are famous and that they don't really have staff who enjoyed to serve their customers. But the food is nice and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Our check-in time was at 12 noon and we reached early, so we went to this restaurant directly. It has peaceful and vintage set up. Collection of books inside is very good and different. Books on Art, Architecture, French Literature, European Home Decor styles are present. In short it is a very different collection. Inside there is a small and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10, Suffren Street | White Town, Pondicherry 605001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry  >  Pondicherry
  • Phone Number: 9994481914

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 6
  • Cuisine: Indian, Café, European, Tea Room

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?