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“Review” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Indian Kaffe Express

The Indian Kaffe Express
Ranked #14 of 358 Restaurants in Pondicherry
Price range: US$3 - US$4
Cuisines: Cafe, Indian, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: We are trying to bring North India under one roof, with a twist of fusion to surprise the taste buds. With a delectable (though limited but constantly changing) spread of food and beverage options, consult us for choosing the right dish/drink.Care has been taken to make us different and give you an experience of Fine Cafe-ing!
2 reviews
“Review”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

The India Kaffe Express
Pondicherry


Stars for appearance 1/1 good look on the inside
Stars for variety 1/1 great variety of food
Stars for service 2/2 great service, especially for the size of the restaurant
Stars for taste 2/2 great taste, love the food
Stars for presentation (of food) 1/1
Stars for accessibility and location 0/1bad location, not easily accessibility
Stars for quality of restrooms 1.5/2 not great but usable

Total- 4.25 or 4.5

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English first
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

After tasting all the Italian and South Indian food repeatedly in Pondicherry, we bumped into this small cafe bistro located very close to the beach. It is a very cozy place with air conditioners and large sofa's to stretch out after our long walks, and beautiful decor.

Being from Delhi my family and were missing our staple North Indian food. This place was a soul-saver, they had the most tastiest cheese paranthas and calcutta rolls that's I've had. My kids were really excited about the waffles with chocolate and ice cream and I think they are the best I've had in India. The portions were large, so the prices were justified.

They also have a large variety of beverages from coffees and tea's to many traditional indian drinks like aam panna etc. but they seem to be very popular for their coffee from the what I saw with the number of foreigners sitting there.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wao Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Went there searching the street for Salad bar ... We had not seen the reviews before entering hence was skeptical on how what was on offering.

The menu was good and had a good variety of breakfast and brunch items. So felt a bit upbeat and ordered egg salad, pan cakes and waffles. Till the food came we were admiring the interiors which was really well done and hoped that the food would be as great ...

Then came the food, first the salad which was awesome and in good quantity actually enough for one person. The pan cakes and waffles were a overkill and we thought if we would have much appetite for more food. However when they served the pan cakes I could not hold myself back. It had authentic taste of pretty much the many pan cakes I had eaten. The waffles were served with an opulence of sour cream and peanut butter. The waffle properly prepared and warm made it really tasty ... Really made our day.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Satwik
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Bengaluru, India
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Waffles - Amazing!
Panacotta - Delirious!
Salads - Not eh least bit boring!

Ambiance - Quite well done..

Price - Expensive!

Visited June 2014
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Chennai (Madras), India
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93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Insanely Great Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Well, we keep travelling a lot. As you guessed, we went to Pondi. We tried a lot of place. On the last day of our visit, we stumbled on The IKE. We were not sure about the decision of having lunch here. Still went ahead with it. Ordered loads of it with the hope that it would be good. Ordered non-veg and veg both. When it was served, we were stumped. Licked everything off the plate. This place is insanely great. WE requested to meet the chef and thank him personally. The Chef was a simple guy from Kolkata and seemed overwhelmed with our meeting him (that is what we though, he was very shy). A really humbling experience for us.
10/10 for this place. If you go to Pondi, eat here.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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