Last week, i visited Pondicherry and stopped for lunch at the Naturellement Garden Cafe in Auroville. I had read some great reviews on Tripadvisor and other food blogs and decided to give the place a whirl! The Cafe has a very relaxing ambiance, having lunch under the warm sun and cool tree shade was very soothing – The mushroom soup was rich and creamy, but the Gnocchi with tomato sauce was disappointingly very average. For an Italian cafe, i expected much more. Yet, desserts more than made up for the main dish – Tiramisu (exceptionally strong liquor taste!) and the Swedish Cinnamon Rolls (ah heaven!).
The staff is polite and courteous (all women staff), the produce is sourced locally from organic farms, there are homemade jams and sauces too!
Clearly the Garden Cafe is a big draw for the residents in Auroville and nearby Pondicherry. Maybe i should try a different main dish next time!
Auroville can be reached by car via the East Coast Road and is about 120Km from Chennai.