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Auroville Bakery

Auroville Main Rd | Auroville, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry 605101, India
+91 413 262 2159
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (51 reviews)
“cakes” (40 reviews)
“apple crumble” (4 reviews)
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French, Cafe, German, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Auroville Main Rd | Auroville, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry 605101, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If u have a sweet tooth, plz do not miss out on this place. This place will offer some of the best bakery stuffs in tamilnadu

Thank EshaKolkata_India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place in auroville to eat western food not far from the center , delicious bread and cakes. Price is on line with european rate instead of indian

Thank thomasvoor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Auroville Bakery is literally a customary stop for most.The bakery offers well priced breads and croissants and quiches.People are always queued up buying loaves of fresh bread and muffins .The restaurant attached at the back is equally busy.Well priced.The cappucinos very good but the...More

Thank niloo77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had coffe latte, Mushroom and masala omlette and it was an average taste for us. But no doubt it has a good sitting restaurant surrounded by trees...

Thank Deepak M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most famous bakeries in auroville. This one has a history attached to it. We passed it in the morning on our way to matri Mandir and it was very crowded. When we came back in the afternoon, we found that...More

Thank Vijays
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is two things at one place. First is the bakery at the front. Second is the restaurant at the back. I came for lunch, which is quite early compared to South Indian' time for having lunch, which was at 12. I first checked...More

Thank mhasfaria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

surely value for money and authentic taste as well as a whole variety of cakes bagels and bread and biscuits .

Thank Soumitro D
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Very courteous staff and i'm sure very old hands in the kitchen, The products have a rustic old world charm to it ,, nothing fancy in presentations like the modern display units or fancy uniforms etc the focus is on good recipes handed down over...More

Thank ajgrover2017
Reviewed 14 December 2017

The pastries are fresh and tasty, especially the croissants and chocolate croissants. They taste as good as in my country (France).

1  Thank Emilietourdumonde
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

On our way back from Auroville, we stopped at the Auroville Bakery... All the items looked so enticing that I wanted to sample almost everything.. the coffee brownies and coconut cake were the definite winners for me. Also liked their fudge brownies... Definitely worth a...More

Thank Ribika21
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Average prices
US$ 21
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Auroville Main Rd | Auroville, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry 605101, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry  >  Pondicherry
  • Phone Number: +91 413 262 2159
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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?

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.

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.
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