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Cafe de flore

37 Dumas Street | Maison Colombani - Alliance Francaise, Pondicherry 605001, India
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
37 Dumas Street | Maison Colombani - Alliance Francaise, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

My husband suffers on our trips to India because you can't get a decent cup of coffee here! For my part I love the local 'coffee'. At Cafe de Flore, we both loved the coffee. We would go back just for the coffee. The view...More

Thank Sara K
Reviewed 2 July 2017

It's a very relaxed and beautiful place. Absolutely stunning fresh brioches! The coffee is good, the omelette is okay. And the indian waiter prefers french to english.

Thank marysia_11
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This cafe has a very relaxing ambience and vibe, perfect for spending a few hours of the afternoon. The coffee is great and the service is awesome. Definitely worth a visit if in Pondicherry!

Thank flymetothemoon123
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Cafe de Flore is located in the Alliance Francaise building & has been recently taken over by a French couple.The surrounding greenery,verandah & the garden are rather nice & its a good place to laze around.The coffee & juices were just about average.

Reviewed 8 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Suresh-1990-pondy
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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...More

Thank kirthikasmk
Management response:Responded 6 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 12 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...More

2  Thank jpnedwards
Reviewed 21 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.

3  Thank TheWorldDigested
Management response:Responded 7 March 2017

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.

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:Responded 7 March 2017

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

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...More

Thank RiniCantini
Management response:Responded 17 January 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
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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