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“Great little cafe”
Review of Cafe des Arts

Cafe des Arts
Ranked #5 of 378 Restaurants in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $6
Cuisines: European, Indian, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
India
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Great little cafe”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

The crepes are super ! and so is the coffee ! Good place to go ! We ordered Lemon and sugar crepes, Banana and nutella ones and ham cheese and egg ones. All were great. Not so easy to find good places to eat in Pondicherry - this one is very good !

Visited September 2013
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“friendly service, lovely place and good food/drink”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Spent just one day in Pondy, but this restaurant was an absolute treat to discover. Relaxing atmosphere, good menu and friendly but not overbearing service. Reccomend to anyone wanting somewhere nice

  • Visited September 2013
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Bengaluru, India
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cozy li'l Place”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

We went to Cafe des Arts on a sunday afternoon. The location is very quiet and the decor reminds one of goa. It's a cozy li'l place for a conversation or just to read a book. The graffiti on the walls outside is very inviting and there is arty stuff all around. The menu is continental fare and we found most of the dishes priced reasonably compared to the other better rated restaurants/cafes in Pondicherry in the French Quarters. We ordered a ham and cheese bruschetta, crepes and coffee. Everything tasted very fresh and nice. The service was very warm and friendly. Will definitely visit again whenever we visit Pondy.

  • Visited September 2013
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Nice Place to Recharge”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The streets of Pondicherry can be a bit hectic and hot - Cafe des Arts is a great place to duck inside and get some relief from the helter-skelter outside, grab a cool (or hot drink) of your preference, and check your email. We didn't eat anything but the menu looked yummy.

The way the courtyard is designed, it's easy to cozy up for a private conversation, and like other reviewers noted, feel like you're at home for a bit. The cafe adjoins with an art shop of several rooms and you can wander around and browse the items for sale if you like. Also, on a Sunday afternoon, it was one of the only places we could find that was open! Enjoyed the conversation with the owner who were friendly and offered advice on things to do and see in the local area.

  • Visited August 2013
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Superb Ambience, great service”
Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

I went in without any expectations as many cafes in Pondicherry have terrible service. This one was very pleasant. The owner and waiters were very polite.

The location is good. Very quiet street, very clean place with decorative art installations.
Food was good enough but I didn't order anything fancy.

Definitely will visit next time.

  • Visited August 2013
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