Top 10 restaurants in Auroville, India

July 19, 2017 Diedre Savory

Discover the best restaurant in Auroville, India including Auroville Bakery, Tanto, Naturellement Garden Cafe, Right Path Cafe, Well Cafe, Zuka Choco-la, The Greek Cafe and Restaurant, Dreamer's Cafe- Visitors Center, Marc's Cafe - Roast & Taste, Theevu Plage
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1. Auroville Bakery

Auroville Main Rd | Auroville, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry 605101, India Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available French, Cafe, German, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Brunch HK$165 +91 413 262 2159
Excellent
51%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

Auroville Bakery

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?<br><br>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.<br><br>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 By Durvankur - Mumbai, India

There are places in Pondicherry, where you make countless trips and are still left wanting for more. Auroville Bakery and Restaurant, which is located right at the entrance of this peaceful township is surely the face of it. Living up to the sanctity of Auroville,...Morethank you so much for your comment. sorry to hear that you found the bakery close. hope that you will visit us again.

2. Tanto

Main Road, Auroville 605101, India Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$71 +91 413 262 2368
Excellent
46%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 448 reviews

Tanto

Reviewed By niloo77 - Mumbai, India

Heard a lot about Tantos pizzas.Tried it and it was not bad..!However the pannacotta we had, could easily be the best pannacotta I've ever had...delicious delicious delicious.The caramel custard was also pretty good.Don't give the desserts a miss!

3. Naturellement Garden Cafe

Udyogam, near Verite & Afsanah Guest House, Auroville 605101, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available Cafe, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +91 413 262 3267
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Naturellement Garden Cafe

Tucked away in the Auroville forest, perfectly located next to a boutique hotel, the lovely Afsanah Guest House, Naturellement Garden Cafe has a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere with garden, court yard and roof Seating. With a mostly Mediterranean cuisine, there are also dishes from other parts of the world. Swedish Martina who runs the Garden Cafe, and her italian husband, loves to travel and get inspiration. In the restaurant-kitchen, only the very best and carefully selected ingredients are used, organic whenever available, with plenty of fresh produce from Auroville; milk, cheese, bread, eggs, organic fruit and vegetables, herbs and greens directly from our own kitchen garden. Add to that extra virgin olive oil, Kalamata olives, quinoa and much more... and everything made in-house, from mascarpone to pasta, grissini and foccacia! The vegetarian restaurant put importance on the health aspects of food. The use of refind oils, (normal cooking oils) has been replaced with coldpressed oils, home-made ghee and butter. With its relaxed atmosphere, a variety of good magazines, free Wi-Fi and a children&apos;s area, the Garden Cafe is perfect whether you are on your own, having a working lunch or a family outing. Naturellement range of gourmet products are for sale at the reception

Reviewed By curtdegler - Auroville, India

I had lunch today at the Naturellement Restaurant in Auroville Tamil Nadu near the Afsaneh Guest House and the Verite Community. Understated elegance, Auroville Style, superb service and very pleasant rustic surroundings. I ordered the pesto-feta pasta with a small side salad which was served very promptly despite the restaurant being nearly full. There are two dining rooms one indoors and another outdoors under a roof cover. Located in a garden and near a forest area. Separate play area for young children. Fully recommend. Hint-bring strong mosquito repellent.

4. Right Path Cafe

Auroville Road, Near Auroville Visitors Center, Auroville, Auroville 605101, India Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Indian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 413 262 2248
Excellent
35%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 28 reviews

Right Path Cafe

Reviewed By BalkrishnaShroff - mumbai

It is located next to Visitors Center in international zone at Auroville. it serves vegan, vegetarian, organic plates, non- vegetarian, Continental and Indian cuisine. They also serve pizza, snacks, ice cream, tea-coffee and juices. Most of the food is grown at Auroville.
We had gone during lunch time and ordered Organic Health Plate which consisted soup, cereals, pulses, vegetables, salad and desert. The food was delicious and quantity was quite big at least for us costing only Rs.295. The prices of other items were also reasonable.
It is open daily from 8 AM to 9 PM but closes early at 5 PM on Mondays. The service was very fast and courteous. The ambiance was excellent and they had both indoor and outdoor sitting. Worth trying !!

5. Well Cafe

Sve dame forest after Town Hall, Auroville, India Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Israeli, Healthy, Arabic, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch HK$1,570 - HK$2,747 +91 413 262 2219
Excellent
67%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

Well Cafe

Set up in the forest of Sve Dame, Auroville - a beautiful combination of a vegetarian and vegan Mediterranean restaurant and an Arts and crafts shops.

Reviewed By Vijays - Detroit

Located in the middle of a forest, this cafe dishes out few of the best vegetarian dishes..we went there after finishing our tour of Auroville and thanks to Google maps, we went through one of the best scenic routes possible which went right through the heart of the forest.
The cafe is quite standard in terms of the Seating and the cutlery used. We were greeted by 2 big rottweilers which was a big plus for the kids. We had their pumpkin soup, hummus, falafel plate. The food was good and service was prompt. We also had their carrot cake and chocolate mousse..these weren't upto the mark but hey nobody was complaining
The café also has few shops inside which sells some t shirts and artsy stuff..do visit if you are in Auroville

6. Zuka Choco-la

No 319 R D Mission Street, Pondicherry 605001, India Takeout, Seating Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly HK$16 +91 413 222 1191
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 494 reviews

Zuka Choco-la

ZUKA (earlier known as Choco-la) is Pondicherry 1st and exclusive chocolates and chocolate desserts boutique. Here&apos;s a desserts corner that you may find anything and everything to do with chocolate. All chocolate raw materials are sourced from Belgium and France and final products created in Pondicherry. Apart from over 200 chocolate based desserts, the chocolaterie also constantly creates chocolate montages and other interesting ideas through chocolate. If you walk in to ZUKA, look up at the ceiling to find over 800 miniature chocolate butterflies created using chocolate. Some of the most interesting creatives are Chocolate footballs, Cricket kits (the cricket bat was presented to Indian Cricket Captain M.S.Dhoni), 12Ft long Vintage Chocolate Train, 2 Mtr tall Chocolate Statue of Liberty and lots more.. ZUKA, has won many accolades including BBC good Food Magazine&apos;s as India&apos;s No.1 Chocolate Boutique in terms of quality. ZUKA has professionally trained chefs by French team of Chocolates and Desserts Chefs. We at ZUKA, would love to serve you and look forward to your visit.

Reviewed By yashomana - Guwahati, India

For someone who is a chocolate lover, this place is heaven. This is truly a small 'Willy Wonka' world. And incidently, my absolute favourite is the 'the willy wonka bar'. I just literally go into chocolatey heaven whenever take a bite. My other favourites are the liquor chocolates, the dark and the white truffles.
(I blame Zuka for my weight gain!) I would visit Zuka again and again. It's one of my most favourite place to visit in the evening.

7. The Greek Cafe and Restaurant

Auroville Main Road, Kuilapalayam, Auroville 605101, India Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Cafe, Asian, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$31 - HK$71 +91 413 262 3755
Excellent
48%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
17%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 52 reviews

The Greek Cafe and Restaurant

We&apos;re a lovingly run, family-owned restaurant, situated in Kuilapalayam, right near the heart of Auroville, in sunny South India. We&apos;ve drawn our inspiration from the shores of Greece but we bring you flavours from all over the world. Healthy, home-style cooking is our passion and joy and we serve it all up in a relaxed and comfortable setting, with a smile.

Reviewed By vivek c

We were looking for some North Indian food and found this place to have quite tasty options( although that could have been because of lack of options elsewhere ?). Food was good. Can have once here.

8. Dreamer's Cafe- Visitors Center

Auroville Main Road | Visitors Center, Auroville 605101, India Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Cafe, Fusion, Healthy, Indian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks, Brunch HK$16 - HK$47 +91 413 262 3143
Excellent
32%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 81 reviews

Dreamer's Cafe- Visitors Center

We are located in the Visitors Center area of Auroville,we turned a ship container into a coffee shop,plus build a Terrace and have a garden space. Is a quiet corner in the evenings and a highly in demand during the day. We bake our own cakes and cookies baked with organic flour from Rajasthan also we have natural ice creams, original recipes and a wide range of brewing specialty Indian coffee coming from southern indian states , roasted directly from Marc&apos;s Coffees. We have vegan and gluten free savories .

Reviewed By JoeldeGraaf - Antwerp, Belgium

At Auroville visitors center so tourist place. Good to meet your friends to start the tour of Auroville. Take the Indian filter coffee. Good free WiFi.Dear Joel, We have free wifi and very fast for our customers and yes, we have very good coffee as you know by now! Expensive??? have you been drinking good coffee in any indian city? ;)

9. Marc's Cafe - Roast & Taste

Auroville Main Road, Kuilapalayam | Opossite Choula Travels, Auroville 605101, India Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks, Brunch HK$39 +91 413 262 3199
Excellent
47%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 52 reviews

Marc's Cafe - Roast & Taste

Welcome to Marc&apos;s café , Roast & Taste, wonderland for coffee lovers. Run by a team of passionate, dedicated and cheerful people, we have built a reputation for taking coffee "seriously". We carefully source our beans only at at selected estates in South India, and roast them in small batches, right here, at the café to ensure freshness and unique coffee experience. Buying beans? We will grind them freshly to exactly suit your brewing method. Enjoy the experience!

Reviewed By Aasheen B

It was a beautiful experience, The atmosphere is comforting and friendly. We loved their Belgian Chocolate Shake and their Coffee. The Food is worth it. I would specially recommend anyone who visits Auroville to go try this place out .. And don't forget to end...MoreDear Aashen, Thanks for your appreciation. Please do visit again!

10. Theevu Plage

Kottakuppam | Serenity Beach, Pondicherry 605003, India Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Parking Available Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast HK$31 - HK$94 +91 96007 77038
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

Theevu Plage

Reviewed By ambrisharora

Fabulous service, fantastic food.
My two boys, wife and I ate several meals at this quaint charming place by the Serenity beach and were never disappointed. It's a bit slow and because the ingredients are fresh and cooking top notch it's worth the wait. We would rate it as the top spot to eat at while in Pondicherry ...Just don't go there if you are in a rush..

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