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Cafe des Arts

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No 10 Rue Suffren Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
+91 9994481914
Wed - Mon 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A small little cafe .... serving some really yummy food, perfect place for morning breakfast or to spend a lazy afternoon reading a book ... the coffee, eggs and waffles are very good

Thank SoultravellerPriya
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was about closing time for them when we dropped in. They were out of crepes. But easily the best waffles I've ever had. Still craving for those.

Thank parvathyls
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so glad I came across the favourable reviews on Lonely Planet for this cafe. It is nestled in the charming streets of Pondicherry's French quarter. Inside it is a cool blend of French colonial legacy meets antique shop meets Hawaiian shirts meets 21st century hipster vibes. And everything in between. Food is great and drinks are too. I... More 

Thank Nic R
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If one was to rate a restaurant only on ambience I would rate it a five stars. It has boutique amd a small reading library attached with it. It could however do with a bigger air conditioned section. If one was to rate it on service I would rate it 4.5 stars. The 0.5 star missed for lack of knowledge... More 

Thank mmsharma
Hyderabad, India
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is place is a well-maintained house with a porch and backyard. You'll be either eating at porch or in the backyard. I visited during a long weekend, therefore the service was slow. The waiter clearly mentioned that our order will be served only after 30mins. Our table was in the backyard, below the shade of trees and some warm... More 

Thank atidevin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

bread was so hard, i had gums bleeding kid could not even taste Slow service, no interest in welcoming

Thank Ravz_Sahz
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They don't have enough people to serve people. Don't go here, if you are on a short trip to Pondicherry. Half day will be gone here.

Thank Michael R
elaberibe, Propriétaire at Cafe des Arts, responded to this review

Hi, the time you choose to come was the most crowded period Pondicherry has ever known due to the Independance festival. I am very sorry that you were not satisfied by the service. There is a team of 3 waiters for only 13 tables. When the place is full of customers, we take some time to give your oder. Several... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If lived around I probably would come here every day. Very nice set up. Great food.. so fresh.. loved the waffles.. and the croques as well.. kids loved the shakes..

Thank Nadeem P
New Delhi, India
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the ambiance of the cafe. Set in Suffren Street, it has a very relaxed and welcoming vibe. Almost like being inside a home with different areas. The quirky interiors with the colourful ricksha and wall art makes the place soo much more interesting. Though, since we went late, and it was peak season time, almost everything in the kitchen... More 

Thank nilanjana7
London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxed cafe come shop. Inside the furniture and displayed items hark back to a simpler past time. When children played with scooters and phones had dials. Inside or outside the ambiance is good. Good coffee is served alongside traditional French snacks and juices.

Thank S_Forder

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
French, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 10 Rue Suffren Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry  >  Pondicherry
  • Phone Number: +91 9994481914

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