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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 138 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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San Gwann, Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

this place is A MUST if visiting varanasi. went twice in 2 days! the cakes are divine especially the muesli muffin and breakfast is to die for! Coffee and smoothies also really really good! GO!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

A perfect escape from the chaotic streets of Varanasi. Here you can enjoy great coffee while walking through a beautifully set up cafe with little rooms filled with interesting crafts and gifts with a difference. The idea that you are contributing to those in need by visiting and purchasing from this cafe shop is a fantastic idea on its own.... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

So maybe my mood dictated my experience but I do remember the cheese cake, was quite delish and the frozen drink. I was there with the sister of the chef. Hope she sees this and lets me know how her family is doing. Many happy memories of Open Hand Varanasi

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Oh what a wonderful and welcome find this place was, an oasis of calm amongst the madness of the city. Great coffee, great muesli, great muffins, great cheesecake, great smoothies and great staff. The Open Hand Cafe is possibly my favourite western-style cafe in the whole of India to date.

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London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Our guide (groovy tours, very good!) asked us if we wanted breakfast or help getting back to our guest house after a sunrise boat tour. We asked for a breakfast recommendation and this was the place. French toast, fruit and masala chai for under Rs250 was filling and tasty, lots of cinnamon, we then had lunch (chicken and tomato pasta... More

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Noosa, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great food, very modern with wifi, good coffee. Please come and support this place, proceeds go to the open hand charity which provides employment for women who have been rescued from sex trafficking.

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Varanasi, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A nice, peaceful and clean cafe, with good food and drinks. This doesn't provide Ganges view but the place is very calm to draw the visitors.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Another super sweet and welcoming cafe right near Assi Ghat. Coffee was excellent, the shop was was stocked full of very interesting items. Located in a quiet building, tucked away from Assi Ghat. This cafe, along with Aum Cafe, are must see spots for tired feet and minds of tourists/travellers who need a welcome break from the electric, but draining... More

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Hamilton, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A nice cafe, with good food and drinks. They have wifi that you can use if you purchase something. Also a nice shop with mostly locally made items that are great for gifts (including stationary if you want it!).

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a cool, calm place and full of delicious food! It provided a small piece of quiet from the hustle and bustle of varanasi's relentless hawkers, ricks haws and tuk tuks! The food is very European as mentioned in other reviews but it's done well. The coffisch is sublime, imagine the culinary love child of a smooth dark Italian... 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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
Cuisine: Café

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