You can visit some of the famous eateries like Auroville Bakery (fresh baked goods), Café des Arts (best crepes), Café Xtasi (Their pizzas are some of the best you’ll find at Pondicherry), Surguru (traditional South Indian meal), Right path café (Healthy Organic Food), Le Café (24 Hour Café).
Shopping Places in Pondicherry:
Pondi Sunday Market: Pondi Sunday market is a unique place that sells almost anything and everything under the sun. Both young and old come here to purchase cheap apparels, metal plates, cups, scarves, pots, shoes and lots more. The shops here are colorful and so are the items found here. On weekends and holiday occasions, the market is packed with eager buyers. Carry an umbrella in case you are stepping out or visiting this place in summer.
Mission Street: You can browse for non-leather footwear, hand-painted silk clothing, perfumed candles, incense, oils, ceramics, jewelry, and handmade paper items to the accompaniment of artsy, esoteric music. There are also many cafes and restaurants in the area. Apart from shopping, Mission Street is a good place to walk around and admire old French architecture in the city.