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Open Hand Shop & Cafe

Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 542 236 9751
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (29 reviews)
“cheesecake” (11 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 21:00All hours
Indian, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Coffee just amazed me. muffins are big and super delicious. Also happened to try the carrot cake. Scrumptious. The setup and display is extraordinary. They have wonderful art and handicrafts up on display alongwith the local craft and clothes etc. The balcony is also a...More

Thank Tinaakki
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Came here for an early breakfast after a sunrise boat trip. I had the chocolate pancakes - super tasty and good value. The cafe is calm, comfortable and quiet. Service is a bit slow but no different to other places in India. The shop downstairs...More

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We were there the first day they opened and came back several times after. Such a friendly and helpful place with great food and drinks.

Thank Ali I
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Ate here twice for breakfast, the coffee is great, very strong. We tried the muesli with yoghurt and banana which is tasty, the muesli in particular is really good. The cinnamon and sugar pancake is great and we also tried a couple of toasted sandwiches....More

Thank Lottie95
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here and it was ok. Chicken Fried Rice and white cream cheese penne. There are nice things to purchase here as well. Not the best chicken fried rice for sure. Chicken was dry. Penne was ok as well but nothing special.

Thank Peteski2016
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I visited this place a couple of times during my two-day stay in Varanasi. Lovely calm atmosphere, beautiful ethical products perfect for gifts, delicious food and free wifi.

Thank marigold260
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The espresso machine was not in operation because the electricity was out which was disappointing because we hear they have good coffee. Ordered french presses instead which resolved our craving for coffee. Great internet. Comfortable seating.

Thank Mira G
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The tourist trade has been going strong in Varanasi for centuries, if not millennia. However, it is only in the last few decades that proprietors have turned their attention to veganism. Catering to this dietary restrictions has become a niche culinary market, and a handful...More

Thank Jojobolobolo
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I'm definetly not coming back to eat here. We order a salad and a veggie wrap for lunch. The salad was average. Kinda small but aceptable eventhough bread is a small piece of not homemade one. The wrap was terrible. It says it comes with...More

Thank Jacqueline F
Reviewed 26 June 2017

One can have tasty muffins,cakes and other western type bites and various mixes of coffee here. You have to remove footwear for entering. Locally produced dresses and crafts are on sale with a view to support local women.

Thank tcrtravel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$5
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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 District  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 542 236 9751
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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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