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Open Hand Shop & Cafe

B1/128-3 Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 542 236 9751
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Ranked #7 of 130 restaurants in Varanasi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Varanasi, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

i must say this was the one of the best coffee i ever had i must say the staff is very freindly and all good is made with hygene you must go there

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Varanasi, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I must say it was the best place i has ever been. all people were very freindly and THE CHESE cake AND BROWNIE was a show stoppper. i reccomed u all to visit there u can use free wifi with food and the atmos phere was awesome with music and staff giving us entertaing touch to it .

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The best coffee in India, and a really good masala chai! You can also get proper lemonade (freshly squeezed lime and soda), almost essential during the summer heat! Free wifi, provided you order something... a real treat, great westernised breakfasts, cakes and muffins, sandwiches and salads... to top it an amazingly curated shop with ethically created and sourced products! And... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Great place with a really nice atmosphere. The food is really good as well. They have a shop with some nice things. Clean. If you're looking for a place to read and write while drinking or eating something look no further

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Melbourne Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great location, good wifi, fun shopping with proceeds going to a good cause. Good coffee, ok bakery items, great to while away time on the balcony enjoying the sights happening on the road below but bland meals. Much better food elsewhere but worth the visit for coffee, shopping and even the food if you are trying to give your taste... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is one of those places that are beginning to rest on part laurels and still charge on the basis of how good they used to be. The set breakfasts work out as good value for money but the other meals are likely to disappoint. This place is also a huge hit with Koreans who aren't the most sociable people... More

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We are here a couple of times on our trip and the only reason we didn't return for rest of our stay was due to a staff members unwanted attention to my travel partner. We really enjoyed our time in the cafe spending several hours over a couple of visits lazing around eating the great food and drinking amazing coffee.... More

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Our guide took us here for coffee because the lady who started the place was South African and it was like a great little coffee shop, complete with muffins, carrot cake and chocolate cake amongst others. After 2 weeks in India it was nice to experience a little slice of home

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Vail, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Nice quiet relaxing environment for a hot or cold beverage and some fun handicrafts shopping. My coffee was quite good!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

If in need of a western food hit this is the place. Lovely cafe not from from Asi Ghat serving reasonable coffee, nice breakfast in a quiet location.

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