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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 #6 of 141 Restaurants in Varanasi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Lovely cafe situated just off the main ghat area, beautifully decorated inside with nice cakes to enjoy. Most enjoyable of all is the lovely quiet serene atmosphere, you feel a million miles away from the busy indian streets

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Alexandria, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Its not populated with locals in here but if you want a Western style breakfast a good cup of coffee in the Assi Ghat area, this is the place to go. The prices are average for a place catering to tourists. The muffins and pastries are not good - probably a few days old. Stick to the hot foods here.

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new delhi
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Open Hand café not only has good food its also a lovely place to shop for knock knacks clothes etc. Though catering more for the foreign visitor, it still has surprises. The coffee is superb, sandwiches were tasty, cakes looked good, not tried.Rates reasonable.

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Location authentic and ideal for breakfast,great choice indian / western freshly cooked to order. Clean and modern fitting into the area, we travelled with GAdventures and had breakfast after sunrise on the Ganges. Fitting end to the morning. Only regret was that we should have done more shopping here we waited wish we had'nt as the price and quality here... More

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Jockgrim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Cafe offers very good cake and coffee and also very good food for bfast lunch and dinner! You can also shop very stylish clothes and other stuff which are made under fair conditions.

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Torquay, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

What a great place for a coffee and snacks in the chaos of Varanasi. Fabulous coffee, and a terrific breakfast. It was that good we returned for lunch prior to flying to Dehli later that day. Chocolate Brownie slice....yum

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New York City, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Open Hand has a great atmosphere and menu selection. There seems to be something for every' taste, though the menu appears to lean more towards western tastes. The staff are quite nice. The cafe is a nice escape from the gritiness of Varanasi. I ate here a few times during my stay in Varanasi and highly recommend.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It's a nice enough place and the staff are friendly, service is reasonable, a bit more expensive than Mark Cafe across the road.. they self-congratulated about their coffee which was a bit odd (not all of us are coffee zealots). And although not their fault when you look you understand why it seems the hipster crowd seems to congregate there.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

lm in Varanasi for two weeks and eat here every day. The food is just delicious and totally inexpensive. The quality of food is so good, l even order a take away to have for dinner. There merchandise is not expensive for the quality you are getting and l buy all my gifts here. It is relaxing, calm and very... More

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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

been to India at east 30 times and only rarely have I been able to find a really wonderful cup of coffee even in top notch hotels and this was great Real coffe with real beans freshly made and delicious muffins to go along Charming place to visit

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Address: B1/128-3, Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
Phone Number: +91 542 236 9751
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
Cuisine: Café

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