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Open Hand Shop & Cafe

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Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 542 236 9751
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07:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place near Assi Ghats with great pancakes and good coffee. Not cheap but in return WiFi is great :)

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Thank Felice B
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My partner and I had breakfast at Open Hand and really enjoyed the food and the coffee. The fresh bread was delicious, and the muesli and yogurt were very good, too. It is a nice bright and cozy space, we ended up staying for a second coffee because it was so good and we were so comfortable.

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Thank ShannonMaryChristine
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We visited twice for afternoon tea and lunch. Both the teas (camomile and mint lemon) was specially prepared, not just a tea bag or instant one. Pasta and sausage plate were both good. Other than food, this shop is really a cute survenir shop. Having afternoon break surrounded by hand-made crafts feels good.

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Nara, Japan
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

If you're hungering for good muffins, amazing orange juice, hefty pastas and many of the comforts of home, near Asi Ghat, this place is a breath of fresh air. Its rooms are cramped, the food can take a very long time to arrive and you may feel you're in a coffee-house in Santa Cruz, California. But the food and ambience... More 

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Thank spriyer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Food is nice. The staff are very friendly. Love the Apple caramel muffin and Baked cheese cake they have. The Chicken fried rice is also very delicious ( reminds me of home :D )

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Clare Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This place was a great find. The menu is quite western but it was a welcome change after a couple of weeks of Nepalese/Indian food. The service was great and there are many beautiful gifts and clothes to look at while you wait for your food. The food and coffees were delish.

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Had a good breakfast here, one of the few Varanasi restaurants that offers meat (chicken) on the menu - even if only one or two dishes. Has a gift shop attached which supports those less fortunate. Good atmosphere. Cakes available here are great!

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Thank julesthumper
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

So good! All the food is amazing, nice change from the traditional dishes. The atmosphere is laid back, coffee shop with multiple rooms, balconey, and wifi. It is a bakery, so lots of delicious baked goods. Smoothies are great too. We came here every day for breakfast!

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Thank Olivia C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is where you hang out to remember the cafeterias you have a your country.. It something different from the rest of Varanasi, you have good Smoothies, European food, very good wifi and much good things.. The prices are a bit more high then the rest but you expect that as they serve good quality food and service

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Thank Daryl Z
Hod Hasharon, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Everything is surprising at the Open Hand Cafe - the drinks, the food and the atmosphere... We really enjoyed it all! The place has a positive social moto and each seating area has a unique design. The fresh bakery together with the great coffee drinks make the place perfect! Prices are average and service is ok compared to indian restaurants.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$5
Cuisine
Cafe, European, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:00
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?