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Cafe des Arts

10, Suffren Street | White Town, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Ranked #9 of 204 Restaurants in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $6
Cuisines: European, Indian, Café, Tea Room
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
paris
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It's perfect for having some quiet time in pondicherry, to avoid noisy cars and bikes... They have a good mint lemon juice, good sandwiches with a special recommendation for the homemade ratatouille. Obviously it's for tourists, but it 's useful if you don't want to eat indian food.

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was a good restaurant with French cuisine on the menu. However French taste does not appeal to Indian taste buds. The food was a bit bland and the baguette loaf was a bit hard for my palette. But it was a true French experience. The restaurant is in the White Town area. It is in one of the old... More

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Bangalore, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went to this place this weekend for breakfast when we visited Pondicherry on the long weekend. We ate omlette and crepes along with cold coffee and orange juice. Everything was perfect except for maybe orange juice (maybe because it is not the season of orange). Apart from the food, it would be unfair not to talk about the ambience... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The restaurant has a rustic look with very helpful and courteous staff. A very homely feel, but the place needs a bit more upkeep as they have taken the rustic feel a bit too far. The food, well go there to try the waffles and the coffee. The crepes are pretty good too and the bread with egg and ham... More

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New Delhi, India
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60 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stopped here for lunch and found the crepes and gazpacho tasteless. We were so disappointed as we had hoped for more. I suspect this is a place just for coffee, not to enjoy a meal.

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elaberibe, Owner at Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We are sorry about your experience with us. We like to please our customer in our best way. It would have nice to come to us while you were having your meal at the cafe. However, we hope to see you again at Cafe des Arts. More

Plantation
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Crepes were good but the coffee brought us back for the second time in our three day visit. Ambience was unparalleled. It is right, and I mean right, off the street but you will not feel this once inside. It is akin to a courtyard extraordinaire!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

One of these places in the 'white town' where you feel surrounded by french. Good espresso, nice salads and sandwiches. My son loved the croque monsieur. The prices are good. Located around a nice garden. Unfortunately there aren't that many shadow places outside in the afternoon and the owner and their friends keep the main shadow table occupied. My son... More

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elaberibe, Owner at Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Dear customer, I am glad to see that you enjoyed our food. I remember taking and giving your order. I also remember having a good response from you while I was clearing your table. I am deeply sorry if this is not what you were expecting. However, Cafe des Arts has many friends who are very regular customer of the... More

Britannia Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

we realy enjoyed the wifi and coffee and the bites in this place , it was very quite and helpful place

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Bangalore, India
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The cafe is really peaceful for breakfast or lunch. I had taken my friend for breakfast there who loved the place. The food is priced reasonably and the portions are good. If you would love just to sit around and read a book this place is highly recommended.

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Moscow, Russia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Cafe des Arts is perfect place to have a chat with friends while eating nice bruschetta and drinking excellent home made ice tea! Interior of cafe is very authentic- love it! Recommend to all who want to find a place with warm atmosphere inside :)

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