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“Restaurant Location - 5 STAR! Restaurant experience - Poor !!”
Review of Le Cafe

Le Cafe
Ranked #6 of 16 Coffee & Tea in Pondicherry
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Do not visit for Name (Le Cafe) or with high expectation -

For those who wants to visit:
In single sentence: Excellent location, Only for Relaxing, if you have time limitation – Skip it, you have many other choices! More chances, you will be disappointed in overall experience. Not worth for the Long queue, poor service, poor seating, etc.!

1. Expect Long queues!
2. Self service
3. Tables are not cleaned properly
4. Overall, poorly maintained restaurant
5. Peak Season / hours, shortage of Tables
6. Not professional Staff (Felt not tourist friendly)
7. More of continental verities

GOOD:
Excellent location – Rock beach, near Marquis Dupleix Statue (& many other monuments nearby). Easily can spend enjoyable time of couple of hours on some dishes.

#. It is said to 24 x 7 – but heard that this will be open till 2 - 3am.
#. Said to be a Part of French port – No marks at all
#. One of the oldest restaurants of French Pondi

Won’t recommend for a quick trip person; if you are a long holiday, do visit & spend long hours on some food (Avoid Sunny Hours).

Note: Many other options, at less busy shores are available in Pondi!!

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

It was a nice place to sit and enjoy your sip or fill your Tommy’s while seeing the beautiful seen of the sea and taking snapshots. But it needs lot of improvement in the field of sanitation.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Visited this place on the Promenade . Had great expectations from this place since it has a French name. But sad to say there is nothing French left about this place except its name.
This self service restaurant is poorly maintained and looks dirty. We walked out without having anything looking at this shabby place. This place is just akin to a road side open tea stall.

Thank Raul_Braganza
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

It is a building on the rock beach and was part of the earlier French port . Now it is run by PDTC. So like any typical sarkari cafe it offers sarkari service. The biggest USP of this place is its location. To be seated right next to the sea and having food is something that needs to be experienced

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Thank amitsingh7
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

What a waste of a place ! Located in such a nice place overlooking the ocean with breeze blowing all the time , supposed to be a 24X7 place but actually not so . Very unprofessional staff , uncourteous , arrogant with food quality which is not very standard . The place could rock if formatted appropriately with friendly staff & menu . Worth a visit though primarily for location .

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