5 Cafs In Puducherry You Must Visit For A Perfect Meal

Puducherry is an excellent place to visit as it serves a wide variety of gourmet food and houses the best French cafs in India
Puducherry is a foodie's paradise
Puducherry is a foodie's paradise

Pondicherry or Puducherry is renowned for its French architecture, churches, extravagantly clean and neat laid streets and beaches. It is also considered as 'Mini Goa" by some. This small Union Territory of India has been rechristened as Puducherry. Apart from being a great tourist spot, it is widely known for its cheap alcohol. However, if you are a connoisseur, then it is an excellent place to visit as it serves a wide variety of gourmet food. Housing the best French cafes in India, Puducherry is a foodie's paradise and is a great place for you to try out new gourmet cuisines from around the world. 

La Maison Rose

The pink-hued La Maison Cafe (Source) La Maison Rose is a boutique-styled restaurant which depicts French architecture in its grandeur. The backdrop of this cafe in Puducherry is a historic villa which lets you enjoy its French colonial style and offers a special feeling of your soul being in bliss. If you prefer dining amidst nature's serene beauty, this place would completely awe you. The tables are arranged neatly under mango trees, offering a great ambience and perfect solace from the outside world.

Must Try Lamb Chops

Location 8 Rue Romain Rolland Street, White Town

Timings 1030 AM - 1030 PM

Le Café

Le Café is located on the beach road and is the only seafront café in Puducherry. What differentiates this café from others is that it is open round the clock. So, whenever you need a drink or want to quench your insatiable appetite, you don't need to keep track of time. Relax on the chairs facing the Bay of Bengal and soak in the cool blue water. The cool breeze blowing by acts like a topping on the cake. A bite of the masala omelette with a hot and steaming cup of cappuccino would take you into a different world altogether. It costs approximately INR 450 for two.

Must Try French fries and Lasagna

Location No.40, Beach Rd, White Town

Timings Open 24 hours 


Set amidst lush greenery, this open-air café offers continental cuisine along with a breezy atmosphere. It is the perfect spot to spend your evening in Puducherry. It offers an intimate atmosphere and personates warmth.

Must Try Juicy green pepper steaks and buttery lemon pies

Location 54, La Bourdonnais Street, Near PWD New Head Office

Timings 10 AM - 11 PM

Rendezvous Cafe

A trip to Puducherry is incomplete without friends. This café offers the perfect ambience for a long convivial chat with your friends over a cup of hot steaming coffee or exotic seafood sizzlers. It is considered one of the most popular caf&eacutes in town and offers the perfect peace of mind either in its air-conditioned lounge or on the garden terrace where you can gaze at the sky lit by the shining stars.

Must Try It is a great place for all steak lovers. A delicious assortment of  Apple Pie, Chocolate Mousse, Tiramisu, Ratatouille, Bruschettas, and Pork Ribs are among their must-haves.

Location #30, Rue Suffren Street, Puducherry

Timings 12 PM - 330 PM & 630 - 1030 PM Tuesdays closed


Tanto is known for its terrific pizzas with fresh garden toppings. The café is set amidst a lush green garden with trees and plants, offering the perfect setting for a romantic movie scene. Tanto's pizzeria offers the best Italian cuisine along with its ever-smiling staff. If you are Joey from the famous TV series F.R.I.E.N.D.S, then Tanto is where you should head out. With a great range of pizzas and an assortment of seafood, you would definitely not want to leave.

Must Try Ice Tea, Tiramisu, Panna Cotta, Iced Tea, Lasagna, Chicken Pizza and  Spaghetti

Location Main Road, Near Iyyanar Koil Kullapalyam, Auroville

Timings 1230 AM - 315 PM & 630 - 915 PM Tuesdays closed

Coromandel Cafe

Classy indoors with ample natural lighting, and the garden outside of it in this cafe will leave you in awe. The colonial-era theme is that it serves English and French cuisines. Enjoy the sea breeze while you sip one of their speciality cocktails.

Must Try Coffee Macchiato, Cheesecake, and Cucumber Martini

Location 8 Romain Rolland St, White Town

Timings 830 AM - 1030 PM

Cover photo credit Shutterstock

RELATED Have This One-Day Food Itinerary Handy When In Pondicherry   

ALSO READ You Might Want to Put These Cafes High on Your List of Must Visit Places

Related Stories

No stories found.
Outlook Traveller