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Open Hand Cafe

Behind Bijoo Hotel, Fort Rd | Past Penguin Garden Restaurant, Leh, India
+91 9871 909 777
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Ranked #10 of 53 Restaurants in Leh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was so glad to find this place because it is difficult to find a good cafe in Leh. I first went to Coffeesutra in the main bazaar, but their machine was made for the domestic kitchen...and it was broken. Pancakes are good! Eggs were ok, maybe a bit overpriced. Bathroom was clean, but of course no TP. Definitely for... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Its a boutique cafe with great ambiance. Free wifi running at good speeds. Prices are decent enough but the location isn;t great. Its located at the end of a dark lane with no lights for about 300 meters. The food we ordered had great presentation but the taste was very average, nothing to really talk about

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Great cafe to relax, unwind catch up on wifi and enjoy a coffee. Time just whiles way here. Nice food and cakes and good quality fairtrade souvenirs on display.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A great place to relax, get a small lunch, and a tea. More pricey than the rest of Leh but somewhat reliable wifi. Definitely where the tourists hang out, hard to pass up one of their scarves!

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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My first morning in Leh I happened to stumble over Open Hand Cafe – and ended going back every day for the month I stayed in Ladakh! This is a very chilled out place which boasts an extensive breakfast menu, delicious cakes, and fresh salads. There's an outdoor courtyard which is perfect for soaking up the early morning sun, or... More

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Pune, India
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Comfort zone outside comfort zone with people unknown, as good as people from home. With food music and drinks to match your tone. where you are away from others and in touch with your own... absolutely loved the place.. must try .. there giner lemon honey tea... lemon chesse cake.. beautifully decorated place

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New Delhi, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Near to market still away from hustle bustle. If your are looking for quite place to have some evening snacks...no better place in Leh.Can sit here for hours,relax, eat. sleep too..!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The open hand cafe is a typical traveller cafe, where you can get cakes and the best coffee in town. You can sit outside. I enjoyed the ginger lemon honey tea. The Thali is very tasty, but better don't try the thai curry. thailand is too far away and it has a very special taste, Which doesn't have anything to... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Headline says it all really. In a town where a fresh lime soda in a glass, at a decent place to eat, normally sets you back 25-40 Rs, what are these guys up to? Ten per cent of that is a "service charge" - precisely what it is levied for I wasn't sure, as the service was as lacklustre as... More

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Leh, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is by far simply the best place to get a good coffee in Leh. There are always friendly staff and good music. You can use the free Wifi.

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