Watch Peacocks From The Window & Enjoying Franco-Tamil Food At This Charming Cafe
What Makes It Awesome
We entered and were pleasantly surprised by how big the space was. With its charming tiled floors, dangling lamps and wrought-iron windows that offer a view of Sanjay Van, we were instantly transported to the quiet town of Auroville. You can see peacocks from the forest in the early morning hours while enjoying a plate of fresh Apple and Cinnamon Crepes.
The family-run restaurant is all hands-on-deck when it comes to cooking and service. We started our meal with mini Visri dosas, served with two delicious chutneys, katirakalay chutney and millagayi thuvayal. Next up was their Mimosa Muthaiy, that is, devilled eggs with the most delicious stuffing served with prawns on top. This one truly stole the show. For main course, we tried steaming hot rice with athu kary dalcha (mutton cooked in dal) and their killer chicken chettinad curry with Malabar paranthas. We couldn’t decide which of the two we enjoyed more; The flavours used were incredible and left us wishing we weren’t so stuffed.
Also, a generous slice of their fresh lemon cake proved to be the perfect end to a great meal.
What Could Be Better
Considering that Chateau de Pondicherry is located in such a beautiful location and also has sufficient space, we wish they had outdoor seating as well.