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Cafe de flore

37 Dumas Street | Maison Colombani - Alliance Francaise, Pondicherry 605001, India
+91 97862 90201
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“crepes” (5 reviews)
“french couple” (2 reviews)
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8:30 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
37 Dumas Street | Maison Colombani - Alliance Francaise, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Homemade bread that is delicious. Food is great and the best place to chill and have coffee ☕️ Charming place with very friendly staff. Recommended. A must go in Pondicherry

Thank Erika H
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

My husband suffers on our trips to India because you can't get a decent cup of coffee here! For my part I love the local 'coffee'. At Cafe de Flore, we both loved the coffee. We would go back just for the coffee. The view...More

Thank Sara K
Reviewed July 2, 2017

It's a very relaxed and beautiful place. Absolutely stunning fresh brioches! The coffee is good, the omelette is okay. And the indian waiter prefers french to english.

Thank marysia_11
Reviewed June 30, 2017

This cafe has a very relaxing ambience and vibe, perfect for spending a few hours of the afternoon. The coffee is great and the service is awesome. Definitely worth a visit if in Pondicherry!

Thank flymetothemoon123
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Cafe de Flore is located in the Alliance Francaise building & has been recently taken over by a French couple.The surrounding greenery,verandah & the garden are rather nice & its a good place to laze around.The coffee & juices were just about average.

Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

First of all, I want to say that this place is not cleaned properly and the toilet are horrible. Then food is not given in a sufficent quantity and it is very expensive. I took a coke and it was not sparkling. I asked extra...More

1  Thank Suresh-1990-pondy
Reviewed April 4, 2017

No value for money and treatment not the same for the native people. Not so fresh food and in my point of view .... in such a wonderful heritage building, the experience can be better if only the people who are running the cafe treat...More

Thank kirthikasmk
Management response:Responded April 5, 2017

We are quite surprise by your comment and feel sorry about it. Of course we do treat eveybody equally. I wish you shared your bad experience when you were in the Cafe so we can adjust better to your requirements. And about the food we...More

Reviewed March 11, 2017

Café de Flore, Maison Colombani - Alliance Française, 34 Dumas Street, Pondicherry 605001 India My wife and I stayed in Pondicherry for a holiday and found, via a local photographic exhibition in the same building, this absolutely wonderful café. We immediately fell in love with...More

2  Thank jpnedwards
Reviewed February 20, 2017

The cappuccino - no cafe au lait or cafe creme, although it is a French cafe - was a combination of watery coffee and watery milk. Slow service. By the way, there is only one unisex toilet, which was not all that clean.

3  Thank TheWorldDigested
Management response:Responded March 6, 2017

Sorry you did not like the coffee. Toilets are cleaned twice a day. But unfortunately some customers do not respect the place. We do apologise for the inconvenience.

Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Excellent lunch in delightful garden - shade and sea breeze! Quiche du fromage and tarte aux pommes highly recommended. Superb coffee to top it off. Arun provides the best friendly service we've had here in Pondicherry! Pernish

Thank Pernish
Management response:Responded March 6, 2017

Thank you for your comment. Arune deserves encouragement he does his best to serve the customers.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Dumas Street | Maison Colombani - Alliance Francaise, Pondicherry 605001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry  >  Pondicherry
  • Phone Number: +91 97862 90201
In a place of exception come to taste a drink, French dishes.
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