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Open Hand Shop & Cafe

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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 - 8:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 am
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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    Very good
  • 20
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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
Good coffee, clean food and nice shop to look in

I'd have to say the coffee is the winner here. Delicious plunger coffee! The food was good but nothing special and quite expensive comparatively. The Granola was really good though. Nice quiet setting and good service. Lots of things in the shop to browse through while waiting for your food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Paula M
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

I'd have to say the coffee is the winner here. Delicious plunger coffee! The food was good but nothing special and quite expensive comparatively. The Granola was really good though. Nice quiet setting and good service. Lots of things in the shop to browse through while waiting for your food.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We came her after travelling around for 3 weeks and it was the best coffee in weeks. The place is very relaxed, people are friendly and if you want to do some souvenir shopping: the shop has very nice quality items. I bought a lovely handbag here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Tuna Sandwich and spaghetti with red sauce and chicken was good. Though service is slow. The place looks too crowded with shop clothes.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I stayed in a village outside of Varanasi for 6 months, eating very bland plain "house food" for all of my meals. So, whenever I came into the city I would treat myself and go straight here to Open Hand. First, their coffee is the best I've had in India and at a great price for the quality. They also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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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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, International

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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, International

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?