Pondicherry or Pondy, which was under the French rule till 1954, is known for its churches, clean streets, Bougainvillea-covered side walls, beaches and the Promenade. It is also the place to visit if you want to taste some gourmet food. From French to local to Asian, this melting pot offers you a world of mouthwatering cuisines. There are many cafes in this little town that would surprise you with its culinary offerings. Here is a list of some of the charming cafes you should visit while you are in Pondicherry. Also Read - How to Explore Pondicherry Like a Local

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1. Le Café

Le cafe

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This seafront café is located on the beach road and is open round the clock. Plop yourself on one of the chairs facing the Bay of Bengal and enjoy the cool breeze. Sip on that hot cappuccino, savor the flavorful pizza slice and relax to the sound of waves. For two people, approximate cost is Rs 450. Also Read - What to See And do in Auroville



Contact: 0413 2334949

2. Cafe Carte Blanche

Cafe Carte Blanche

Café Carte Blanche at Hotel de l’Orientis is a heritage café. Enjoy the French architecture and mouth-watering cuisines here. The south Indian and French spices blends perfectly to give you interesting dishes.

Contact: 0413 2343067

 3. Well Café

Falafal

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Located inside Auroville, Well Café serves you delicious saladas, hummus falafel and burgers. The experience is truly divine with the scent of the surrounding forest and food urging you to stay a bit longer.

Contact: 0413-2622219

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4. Cafe de Flore

Cafe de Flore at Pondy’s Alliance Francaise is a small café with a lovely courtyard. The café serves fresh burgers, pasta and delicious Nutella crepes. It also has a list of coffees and mocktails.

5. Café Ole

Café Ole

Café Ole is a small café serving variety of sandwiches and coffees. One of the popular items on their list is the Ole Fried Chicken Sandwich, do try it along with a coffee. Cost for two is approximately Rs 700.

Contact: 0413 222 0107

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6. Cafe Des Arts

Cafe Des Arts

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This café has a Bohemian charm and European feel to it. The vintage setting is beautiful with a cycle rickshaw parked in the garden. The place serves delicious fondant au chocolate, coffees and gazpacho. Try their fresh Hibiscus flower syrup drink. Approximate cost for two is Rs 800.

Conact: +91 9994481914

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7. Rendezvous Cafe

Rendezvous Cafe

Rendezvous Café is a place to have a chat with your friends over a coffee and seafood sizzlers. You can either enjoy dining at the garden terrace or in air conditioned sitting area. The café is famous among tourists. Did we tell you the place serves excellent steaks.

Contact: 0413-2227677

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