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New Banana Cafe

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3rd Floor 36 Rue Cazy Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
+91 96265 61259
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place was close to where we were staying and had good reviews so we decided to have an early dinner here. The place is nice and dimly lit. Lots of lamps and the shed makes it look like a relaxing backyard restaurant. It was manned by two guys who also I believe are the chefs. They were good as... More 

Thank sidney c
Pune, India
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Had read many good things about the New Banana Cafe & Restaurant and we decided to make a pit stop for dinner. We were promptly attended and contrary to the reviews about the service, we were served reasonably quickly. We were the only customers around as a group of few girls had checked finished when we stepped in. The options... More 

Thank MaverickHR
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Roof top restaurant, french music, decent ambiance, refreshing drinks and good european food. Would recommend!

1 Thank Sneha K
Navi Mumbai, India
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71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The restaurant is situated on the rooftop of a residential building in one of the narrow lanes of Puducherry. We were so impressed by its review that we decided to culminate our Puducherry exploration on foot for the day with a dinner at New Banana Cafe. This difficult to locate rooftop eatery is worth every flight of stairs that you... More 

Thank Debarati D
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Is quite a refreshing change in Pondicherry. Go if you are looking for a laid-back, cheap and good tea

1 Thank RatikaR
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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375 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

I've visited all that's there and well known in Pondicherry. Many great food experiences with the pricey ones. New banana cafe is my new favourite for it's price effectiveness and somewhat unrecognisable yet delicious fusion preparations. Don't let the location or the fact that it may not have been easy to find be the reason that kept you away from... More 

Thank SinghGaurav
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant in 2014 after reading the few reviews it had back then. A little difficult to find at first, but well worth the search. I loved the chicken with potatoes and salat that much, I came back almost every day during my 10 day visit to Pondicherry. I remember the quiche was exquisite as well. Now two... More 

Thank bunneke
Hyderabad, India
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105 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

This is definitely a hidden gem among the pondicherry cafes. You might have to find your way to this place but it is totally worth the effort. the rooftop setting is very nice and is a perfect hangout spot accompanied with great food. The owner of the place is very nice and humble.

Thank pratteekk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Only on my way to nowhere I saw the advertisement and steppted up and was surprised: lovely spot, at noon time not crowded, free wifi. Just relaxed, had a tea, and a very fresh and tasty banana lassy.

Thank simone6342
Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Away from the hustle and bustle of city (still at heart of city and easily accessible), this is perfect corner to spend an afternoon or evening. Hammocks, books, magazines, cool breeze.. all set the stage for equally brilliant food and drinks.

Thank SatyaPrakash P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, European, French, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3rd Floor 36 Rue Cazy Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry  >  Pondicherry
  • Phone Number: +91 96265 61259

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?