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B1/128-3, Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 542 236 9751
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7:00 am - 6:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 am
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Drinks, Lunch, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
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 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Open hand shop cafe

A beautiful concept created. I enjoyed there Nutella banana pancakes and coffee fantastic. The mix of shop n eating joint if you like something you can buy but by the time one finishes there meal you feel like picking up something from the store for remembrance. I love the name open hand cafe shop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A beautiful concept created. I enjoyed there Nutella banana pancakes and coffee fantastic. The mix of shop n eating joint if you like something you can buy but by the time one finishes there meal you feel like picking up something from the store for remembrance. I love the name open hand cafe shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely lovely place, best coffee I've had for 2 months, good simple dishes that is basically comfort food but nice prices/dishes. Really reccomend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have been to this place twice. I really like the small setting and intimacy of the place. The choice of food on the menu is great and is geared more towards foreign tourists. If I go back to Varanasi it is likely that I will return to this place. Thanks for great food and service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Enjoyed an excellent breakfast after the morning boat ride along the Ganga. Nice way to get refreshed and support a valuable cause.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

This cafe was my favorite spot in all of Varanasi. The food was delicious, very clean, absolutely the best public bathroom during my stay in India. Cozy, comfortably, friendly. The food is a little expensive but very much worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Good tasting, hygienic, and reliable food. The atmosphere is chilled out and inviting and free wifi works well. I'll be back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A great little place that was friendly and cleanly. There are many great historical and local places, but if you need to neat the heat and heal your gut - this is the place to be.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This place was a kind of oasis, in the very middle of Varanasi. Almost every day of our stay in, our eighteen-people-group used to have, at least, a main meal there. Besides that, interesting indian-made products were exposed all over the place, filling our eyes of beautifull things to bring home as gifts. The owners and the working team were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Open Hand cafe seems to attract primarily foreign tourists, as I was the only non- white customer both the times I visited ! However, the place has a welcoming vibe and a lot of warmth. Although the cafe's primary business is to, well, be a cafe (duh!), it also runs as an outlet for selling merchandise made by underprivileged... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Had a really good breakfast here and came back for coffee later in the day. Lots of little rooms with tables & chairs, and friendly staff. Leave some time to browse around the various items for sale - you won't be hassled in any way. The quality of the workmanship is obvious and you know (from the detailed labels atached)... More 

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Additional Information about Open Hand Shop & Cafe

Address: B1/128-3, Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
Phone Number: +91 542 236 9751
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Italian, Indian, Cafe, Continental

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: B1/128-3, Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 542 236 9751

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Indian, Cafe, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 6:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 am

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