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Open Hand Espresso Bar & Bistro

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Fort Rd | Past Penguin Garden Restaurant, Leh 194101, India
+91 9871 909 777
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Stop by for espresso based coffee at one of our cafes or come over for a...
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 we serve homemade ice cream as well. In Leh our meals consist of organic veggies, true to the spirit of Ladakh where nature still rules. Enjoy watching India walk past from the balcony of our café in the holy city of Varanasi while you sip on some of India's best coffee or stop by for a cup of hot and spicy chai at our manufacturing unit in Old Delhi. We love visitors!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food with WiFi

Nice cafe with a good menu, interesting souvenirs, a clean loo and free WiFi. Both indoor and outdoor seating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Sally L
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

t is much better to go for breakfast and lunch rather than dinner, as for dinner the staff was not paying much attention to us. This is a very modern and European restaurant/shop for Indian and Leh standards. The food is good, however the apple crumble pancake was a bit disappointing, dry and there was just apple and not apple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Nice cafe with a good menu, interesting souvenirs, a clean loo and free WiFi. Both indoor and outdoor seating.

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

A quiet and clean garden, a nice interior, European coffee :-) and wi-fi (didn't work on my phone though). Guests mainly European tourists. Had a fresh salad without getting sick! You can see this cafe was built and decorated with love. A few years must have passed since, but it still has its charm.

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Leh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Its a little difficult to locate, but makes it up for the comfortable ambience and friendly staff. Serves amazing cakes and coffees.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Being a tour guide I usually take my foreign groups to this restaurant for one meal and to have the best coffee in town. Excellent food with presentation. Nice people with perfect service.

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vinge001, Owner at Open Hand Espresso Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for your review. Hope you have enjoyed the food at OpenHand. Our cakes are delicious. Hope you have tasted that too. We look forward to serve you more. Thank you for your co-operation. from OpenHand Management More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Clearly this is one of the few places in India that "gets it!" Actually most of Kashmir is nothing alike to the rest of India as the atmosphere is totally unique in this region by comparison, probably due to the Tibetan influence. With great service and high quality it excels as a large number of other establishments in the same... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

As the title suggests, open hand had the best coffee in Leh, the food was also ok. Unfortunately they never had the majority of items on the menu which is slightly frustrating. It is also a little hidden if you don't know leh on a quiet road linking fort and old road.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I spent many afternoons here drinking lattes and using their WiFi. The food is pretty good and the ambience is pleasant. You can also sit out in their garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A centrally located cafe down a shady avenue, with trendy interior, delicious & creative food, indoor & outdoor seating and locally-sourced (from India) crafts to purchase around the cafe. All around great spot to spend an afternon or morning. With wifi

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is my kind of cafe: good espresso, healthy food and conscious profits in a clean & comfortable atmosphere. You can see that the owners treat their workers relatively well here as the guys are friendly and seem pretty happy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fort Rd | Past Penguin Garden Restaurant, Leh 194101, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Jammu and Kashmir  >  Ladakh  >  Leh
  • Phone Number: +91 9871 909 777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 7
  • Cuisine: Indian, Organic, Pasta, International

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 we serve homemade ice cream as well. In Leh our meals consist of organic veggies, true to the spirit of Ladakh where nature still rules. Enjoy watching India walk past from the balcony of our café in the holy city of Varanasi while you sip on some of India's best coffee or stop by for a cup of hot and spicy chai at our manufacturing unit in Old Delhi. We love visitors!

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