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Open Hand Shop & Cafe

Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 542 236 9751
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“club sandwich” (5 reviews)
“cakes” (30 reviews)
“cheesecake” (16 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Indian, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best coffee makers in Varanasi and as good as the reviews describe. The Tourist breakfast will not disappoint,: eggs cooked perfectly.

Thank HafodBlueMountains
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went with my grandparents who were a bit impatient. I enjoyed the food and atmosphere. There are plenty of things to look at and buy. The food was good too.

Thank Brandon A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved this place, near ASSI GHAT---Great coffee/latte/cappuccino, bakery, lunch, in a place that FEELS luxurious within the context of Ghat-land Varanasi.....Really--visit this place...Cool chotchkas for sale as well...We went there 5-7 days in a ten day stay---that gives you an idea....

Thank Docwahoo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place has so many differet kind of sitting areas which makes this place so special. There are many cloth and others tp buy and the cafe is full of colours! The coffee is very good, we liked the !filter coffee especially The dishes were...More

Thank אורי א
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Open Hand is a nice cafe in Varanasi. Located close to the Assi Ghat, it’s a charming “westernized” cafe that offers great options in a comfortable atmosphere. If you miss having large coffee cups, order the “international” cup and you’ll be happy. It offered a...More

Thank Carolina B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone to this place many times. Usually to meet someone, but sometimes to go with a friend. Once they gave out bracelets and put them on the guests as we came in, I still wear mine! Food? ummmmmm! Anything I order there is...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two or three years ago I used to frequent the Open Hand and get a great club sandwich. NOW SOMETHING HAS CHANGED. The quality of food got worse. But the big problem is the cleanliness. I happened to find out in my plate dust and...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the place and love the decor. Would recommend, very friendly service and tasty food W/Veg options! 10/10!

Thank SebastianGeorgiou
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered coffees and food but due to a power cut couldn’t have what we wanted. Though as soon as the power was restored mins later the waiter asked if we wanted our original drinks and we said yes and they came quickly. The carrot...More

Thank rdella
OpenHandIndia, Owner at Open Hand Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, rdella. We apologise for the lapse in our staff not placing your order. We are looking into the matter. We appreciate however your positive attitude. Hope your next visit will be a more pleasant one. Greetings Cor Bosman, OpenHand.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the cafés food, western and clean, in an indian setting but without the noise. Like an oasis of peace in India. I don't normally writhe recommendations but i felt like this café deserved one

Thank tobias d
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$5
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi District  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 542 236 9751
  • E-mail
Stop by for espresso based coffee at one of our cafes or come over for a meal served by our pleasant staff. At our stores you will find great products for sale too which are made in-house by our manufacturing unit in Delhi. You can smell our home baked cakes from far and soon we'll be serving homemade ice cream as well. In Leh our meals consist of organic veggies, true to the spirit of Ladakh where nature still rules. Sit on our balcony in the holy city of Varanasi and sip some of India's best coffee while you watch Indian life go by. Stop by for some hot and spicy chai at our manufacturing unit in Old Delhi. We love visitors!
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