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7 Best Cafes In Pondicherry That Serve The Most Heavenly Coffee You Gotta Try


If coffee is life then this list is basically your hood-guide to Pondicherry. We went on the prowl for the best cafes in that neck of the woods, and came up with these 7 gems - take a look and head on over for your dose of caffeine!

1. Artika Cafe Gallery

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Tucked away in an old French house in the heart of Pondi, this cafe speaks of art, food and fashion. The turquoise tables and classic furniture, the beautiful artwork in the backdrop and a soothing ambience makes this easy-going courtyard cafe worth a visit. Order the Ratatouille Pasta, Cold Coffee With Ice Cream and their Ginger Cake with Black Coffee/Tea here! 

Location | 1, La Bourdonnais St, White Town
Meal For Two | Rs 700

2. Cafe Des Arts

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Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast or a relaxed evening amidst lush greenery, this place has it all. With quirky graffiti, vintage furniture and authentic French food, this place is just amazeballs. Do try their Banana and Nutella Crepes, Croques and their lattes for some thorough indulgence! 

Location | 10, Suffren Street, White Town
Meal For Two | Rs 800

3. Le Cafe

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Open 24x7, this one's a local favourite and one of the most visited cafes in Pondi. Enjoy the sunrise or sunset here while indulging in their classic combo - Croissant and Cappuccino! Come here for a peaceful evening or just for some much-needed me-time.

Location | No.40, Beach Road, White Town
Meal For Two | Rs 450

4. Baker Street

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Definitely one of the most popular and sought after bakeries in Pondicherry, Baker Street has an extensive range of items. From lasagnas to breads to pies - they’ve got it all! Their specials include Spinach Quiche, Apple Pie and Eclair, all enjoyed with a steaming cup of Cappuccino or Espresso *heart eyes*. Do drop by for some sinful baked goodies!

Location | 123, Bussy Street, MG Road Area
Meal For Two | Rs 400

5. Zuka Choco-La 

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A chocolate lovers’ paradise, this place serves high-end desserts and their French cakes and pastries are to die for! Their Hot Chocolate is probably the best you’ve ever had, and while you're there, you should also try their coffee, Italian Mud Pie, Red Velvet Cake and yummy sandwiches.

Location | 319, Mission Street, MG Road
Meal For Two | Rs 300

6. Carte Blanche

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This sophisticated restaurant serves an interesting fusion of French food prepared with Tamil spices, thus encapsulating Pondicherry’s diversity. Their Cafe Gourmand or Gourmet Coffee is the Chef’s special - coffee or tea served with a dessert. Try delectable French cuisine at this premium restaurant! 

Location | Hotel De L'Orient, 17, Rue Romain Rolland, White Town
Meal For Two | Rs 1,100

7. New Banana Cafe

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A treasure hidden in the bylanes of Bussy Street, this rooftop restaurant offers a pleasant experience that is also pocket-friendly. Their handmade menu cards offer delicious Italian and Continental cuisines, though they don’t offer much variety. The decor is reminiscent of the hippie culture back in the 70s. Do try their Garlic Chicken, Mushroom Quiche, Pasta and Ratatouille when you land up here! 

Location For Two | 42, Cazy Street, MG Road
Meal For Two | Rs 400

If your idea of a perfect day is good coffee and good food, these places will make sure you have a terrific one!