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Review of Auroville Bakery

Auroville Bakery
Ranked #2 of 19 Dessert in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$18
Cuisines: French
Description: When you are far away from home, you miss certain things. Auroville, in the middle of the eastern world, is full of people from the western world. As rice is the most common food in Asia, Europeans and Americans hardly find their favourites: bread and good cake. Fortunately Auroville is not a blank spot on the culinary map, as it has the most delightful bakery in the whole area. Here your cravings for all kinds of bread and pastry can be fulfilled; sweet dreams come true. But how did it all start? Meanwhile, in the main bakery, the first non-Aurovilian workers were employed. They also had to learn from zero. The working circumstances were bad. One oven under a keet roof, no walls, wooden fences, a frame for a second oven, but the metal parts had to be shared. And, of course, termites and rats. "Professionals shook their heads. We had to move the bread up to 3 times from oven to oven, from here to there. A wonder it was eatable", says Otto. Together with Jean-Denis he kept the operation going, and with the increasing income from cookies and biscuits plus a loan from Aurelec they were able to build a new Auroville Bakery in Douceur, where it is still situated.
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Description: When you are far away from home, you miss certain things. Auroville, in the middle of the eastern world, is full of people from the western world. As rice is the most common food in Asia, Europeans and Americans hardly find their favourites: bread and good cake. Fortunately Auroville is not a blank spot on the culinary map, as it has the most delightful bakery in the whole area. Here your cravings for all kinds of bread and pastry can be fulfilled; sweet dreams come true. But how did it all start? Meanwhile, in the main bakery, the first non-Aurovilian workers were employed. They also had to learn from zero. The working circumstances were bad. One oven under a keet roof, no walls, wooden fences, a frame for a second oven, but the metal parts had to be shared. And, of course, termites and rats. "Professionals shook their heads. We had to move the bread up to 3 times from oven to oven, from here to there. A wonder it was eatable", says Otto. Together with Jean-Denis he kept the operation going, and with the increasing income from cookies and biscuits plus a loan from Aurelec they were able to build a new Auroville Bakery in Douceur, where it is still situated.
Reviewed 2 May 2018

This bakery is situated on the road connecting ECR- Pondicherry with Auroville global Village. Bakery is run by the Auroville administration therefore breads, cakes and pasteries are made in a very clean environment and handled with care and hygiene. I purchased whole wheat bread half and two cup cakes for my consumption at the Guest house where I was staying. Bakery food was fresh, tasty also reasonably priced. Guests visiting and staying in Auroville prefer this bakery for their breads and pasteries.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The baker itself is really good and sells otherwise hard to find items. They got an arrange of different breads and pasteries. Of which I stated many and were all good.

In the back they have a restaurant which serves more western foods. The quality is also on the better side and service is quite fast. Beside that its an enjoyable and tranquil area to relax.

Thank Pieter J
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

One of the best Bakery auroville and in Pondicherry area,must try biscuits and the cafe at the back.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We hadn't really enjoyed our visit to the ashram(acolytes were fairly rude and obnoxious in directing visitors), but the promise of French cheese drew us in here. Didn't buy any cheese, but they had good baking and crafts. So we bought some jewellery, baking and a leather belt.

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Thank harry w
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The bakery serves a great selection of croissants, quiches and breads and at the same time traditional South-Indian breakfast, which makes it a perfect location to go to when you are with a mixed group. I did not like the place for slow service but this time they were surprisingly quick.
This is also one of the “must-visit” places.

Thank Ksenia_PvZ
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