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Cafe des Arts

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10, Suffren Street | White Town, Pondicherry 605001, India
9994481914
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8:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 19
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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
Cafe among paintings

I found this place quite unique, in the sense it is actually an art gallery, but they have also made it a cafe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
varun s
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I found this place quite unique, in the sense it is actually an art gallery, but they have also made it a cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I love this place so much. I went twice and took my entire work team here. The food is great, the location is excellent, and the staff are super nice. For $5.00 you can get a really good coffee and delicious breakfast. There's also a super friendly dog named Lily. Wonderful place. The little gift shop is great too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Excellent cafe with great sitting area to relax and read. Loved the chicken olive baguette though the bread was a bit harder than we liked.

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Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great little funky shop and café to grab a crepe and espresso. There are also lots of unusual handmade crafts in the adjoining shop. The outdoor seating and courtyard are charming and the prices were inexpensive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very close to ville shanti..a nice space to sit outside..ordered a fresh fruitjuice which was never delevered but was billed...corrected after verification...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A wonderful cafe to lounge away sipping coffee or their lovely juices and salads, browse the wifi and shop for goodies in the store next door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was my favorite cafe during the last visit to Pondicherry. Have tried the Crepe with delicious homemade papaya jam. I never thought Papaya could taste so good! Also had the Tuna Tomato Crepe, which was great value for money and filling too. One can't have enough crepes here to come back for some more! The staff(mostly one guy) is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Definitely not very Indian, but if you've been in India a while it's probably a nice respite from the busyness. Very chilled atmosphere and lovely courtyard to hang out in during the heat of the day. Friendly staff who are kind and an extensive menu (on beautiful paper!).

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Pondicherry, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Cafe des Arts has a very nice location, not far from the seaside in Pondicherry. I have been there twice so far - and will definitely go a few more times before I have to leave this lovely place! A wonderful place to have an early breakfast (opens at 8.30 - perfect for me to go before work at 9).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very original art pieces, make it a nice place to sit and enjoy a quiet and relaxing coffee, nice wall painting as well

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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 6
  • Cuisine: French, Indian, Cafe, European

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