Famous places for food in Pondicherry



This bakery’s reference to Sherlock Holmes in Francophone Pondicherry is a bit misplaced but the breads, pastries and savoury snacks are right up there with the best in the city. Run by a Frenchman, Baker Street has delicious croissants, quiches, éclairs, mille-feuilles, meringues and petite ganaches in various flavours. Don’t forget to pack some hand-made chocolates and French cheeses for home.


Located on the outskirts of Auroville, this food joint is an excellent stop for baguettes, croissants, pains au chocolat and teacakes. The goodies are freshly-baked in wood-fired ovens and also available in eggless variants, all at extremely reasonable prices.


Located opposite La Boulangerie, this bakery serves up melt-in-the mouth cakes, biscuits and pastries, apart from stocking handmade cheeses, jams and peanut butter. It's also a popular breakfast spot with snacks such as baguette sandwiches and Italian toast. Organic and vegetarian options as well as low-fat cookies and cakes for calorie-counting visitors are available.


A must-visit for all chocoholics, this chocolate boutique imports its cocoa from Belgium, and whips up yummy desserts, hot chocolates, as well as unusual inventions like the chocolate pakoda and sandwich. Besides regular chocolate hampers filled with truffles and dark chocolate bars , patrons can also pick up artistic hand-crafted chocolate sculptures.