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New Banana Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was excellent and all freshly cooked. The drinks also were fantastic. The rooftop location was lovely and also very cool and the service was charming.

1 Thank Ruth L
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really Good atmosphere. Quiet, peaceful restaurant in Pondicherry. Interesting food. Very friendly staff. Quite near all the action of the town, but still peaceful.

Thank daretowin
Quito, Ecuador
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just came from the New Banana Café, I was eager to try it. I had an orange pancake and lime ginger soda. Not many people here so I was served very quickly. The food was great, and I felt very good after having it. Something that I appreciate much is that the staff give their best into providing quality... More 

Thank Miguel G
Bettingen, Germany
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very welcome break from spicy food. Good service on the roof terrace, French-based cuisine, Spanish music, and the calls of the muezzins from the nearby mosques. A fantastic escape.

Thank Stuart A
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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284 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 503 helpful votes
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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380 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
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 

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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, French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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?