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Auroville Bakery

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Auroville Main Rd | Auroville, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry 605101, India
+91 413 262 2159
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (59 reviews)
“cakes” (44 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Cafe, German, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Auroville Main Rd | Auroville, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry 605101, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We hadn't really enjoyed our visit to the ashram(acolytes were fairly rude and obnoxious in directing visitors), but the promise of French cheese drew us in here. Didn't buy any cheese, but they had good baking and crafts. So we bought some jewellery, baking and...More

Thank harry w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bakery serves a great selection of croissants, quiches and breads and at the same time traditional South-Indian breakfast, which makes it a perfect location to go to when you are with a mixed group. I did not like the place for slow service but...More

Thank Ksenia_PvZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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,...More

Thank Durvankur
Bakery_Team, Manager at Auroville Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thank you so much for your comment. sorry to hear that you found the bakery close. hope that you will visit us again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went by after having heard a lot about this place, and not only is their food delicious, but the quantity is so filling! I ordered one of the sandwiches (in the cafe behind the Bakery) and almost didn't manage to finish it! It's mostly...More

Thank TracingTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best bakeries I have ever been to. Such amazing quality of products they make. You prefer Gluten Free and this is the best place to go. I wanted to buy some more the next day but unfortunately, it was closed due to...More

Thank Krishnaprasad C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bakery you must experience, if you are staying in and around Auroville. You had to experience omelette..which is a meal by itself. If you are visiting the place for quick breakfast, give a thought.. it takes minimum 30 mins to serve.

Thank srishkalyan
Reviewed 9 March 2018

I loved the location and the place itself. Its nice, peaceful and clean. The bakery has many different types of break and pastries that one can buy. There is restaurant and the food is just delicious. I loved my salad.

Thank SagarPradeepApte
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Hello All! What a treat! I enjoyed both the bakery and café behind the bakery. Delicious food and great vibe to read a book, meet people and generally hang out.

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 23 February 2018

It is a regular bakery and nothing is great about it. It is very average and the restaurant behind it too is very average. Though when I say average it goes with the thought of auroville lifestyle

Thank Harriet11C
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Good food, lot of choice. Reasonably priced. Strongly recommend to visit this outlet during Auroville trip.

Thank S M P
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 21
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
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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Description
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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