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Open Hand Shop & Cafe

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Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 542 236 9751
07:30 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to warm up after sunrise boat tour. I had French toast with blueberry and maple syrup and an Americano for 250rs. Most importantly at these demonisation times it accepts cards - just try a few times. Great cakes, friendly ppl.

Thank Terri C
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you need a shot of coffee and an omelette, head here and check out the locally made crafts as you enjoy a solid meal. Very comfortable place and good menu options.

Thank Darcy787
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Delicious omelettes, ginger lemon and honey tea, beautifully hand-crafted souvenirs. Oh, and cakes made in heaven!

Thank KayeEdinburgh
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Open Hand is a very warm, welcoming place to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee and a warm, delicious muffin while engaging in great conversation with fellow travelers. It is very clean and the food is affordable.

Thank Chelsea R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

A cosy coffee heaven where you can spend hours on the internet or simply reading, recovering from the intense and busy Ghats. The staff are marvelous, kind helpful and full of welcoming smiles. The coffee is excellent, the best we had in Varanasi. They even accommodate individual wishes. The managers are helpful and charming.

Thank vstansby
Courtenay, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Everything on the menu is average and probably 4 or 5 times more expensive than anywhere else in India and Varanasi. One thing in its favor is it has a nice atmosphere... but definately a tourist trap for foreigners, they must make a killing!

Thank adam s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This place rocks! I spend every morning here and even when they are low on food items they are very easy and good to work with! The managers are fantastic and friendly people. They will help you out in more than just food if you allow them. It has a great atmosphere and AMAZING muffins! This is a must check... More 

Thank Adventure_rookie
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

its a lovely place wit lovely people. it is the perfect blend of a cafe and a shopping place. amazing vibes!

Thank Yashu94
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Good food, coffee, and shakes and things. Great little getaway. I left my wallet on the counter and I had just been to the ATM. Went running back awhile later and they had put it aside and everything was untouched. Very cool.

Thank Peter S
Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Such a good place for snacks and wifi! I love going here to just settle in on one of their many comfy couches to get loads of work done as the wifi is always fast! Such good muffins and smoothies! Definitely have spent all my time here; but no regrets! All the workers are friendly and kind! Also everything for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$5
Cafe, International, European
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 542 236 9751
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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