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Cafe de flore

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37 Dumas Street | Maison Colombani - Alliance Francaise, Pondicherry 605001, India
08:30 - 18:00
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Union Territory of Pondicherry, India
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 for tuna in my salad and i got maybe 5gsm of fish! Taste is also... More 

1 Thank Suresh-1990-pondy
Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 everybody equally.

Thank kirthikasmk
Management response:

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 make the bread daily and every day we prepare the dish of the day. Sorry... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 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 the ambience of the building and its well cared-for garden, and added to all of... More 

1 Thank jpnedwards
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 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.

2 Thank Au_Gorumand
Management response:

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. More 

Welwyn Garden City
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 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:

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

Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped by this cafe just to take a break and use the free wifi and ended up coming back every day. This is a super relaxed garden cafe with delicious snacks, maybe the best coffee in town and certainly the nicest staff. The french cook (and owner?!) helped with all sorts of questions. Also the breakfast was delicious. This... More 

Thank RiniCantini
Management response:

It was so good to have you in our Café and you find a good term to describe this place an oasis ! We hope to see you again. Take care More 

Wurzburg, Germany
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

While staying in Pondy we spent some afternoons in this lovely cafe directly at the beach. They have great food and the coffee was just great.

1 Thank siamfisch
Management response:

Thank you for your lovely comment ! We have a large choice of coffee : expresso, café latte, cappucino in order to meet all the customers tastes. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Stopped in for delicious cafe au lait and brioche. Ended up staying a long while reading magazines on the beautiful patio, looking out on a large enclosed garden. Excellent wi-fi access. Just re-opened by a friendly and talented French couple who are very committed to quality and excellent service (see article, below). One entrance on Avenue Goubert, just across from... More 

1 Thank ad0remus
Management response:

We have been so pleased to have you in Café de Flore. We do our best for our customers. We hope to see you again :) More 

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

This cafe located near to beach on Dumas Street. Had Tomato Pennes and Masala tea. The tomato and basil combination was very fresh and good in taste. They have some books and we can enjoy reading until an order arrives. Lovely place to have a quick bite.

Thank Root_to_sky
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

If i could give this 0 out of 5 I would - the only cafe/ restaurant I've ever stood up and left part way through my meal. Venue is quite pretty, but we came for brunch and they didn't have any fruit, and juices or lassies on the menu, any curd/yoghurt, or any tea except black, despite the menu having... More 

1 Thank Phoebe H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
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: 00-91-978-629-02-01
In a place of exception come to taste a drink, French dishes.

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