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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, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food but early morning service a bit slow

We went first thing in the morning as the cafe was opening. Unfortunately we don't speak Hindi and the first staff at the cafe didn't speak English so we had to give our order multiple times and chase up (canned)drinks that didn't come for ~15 minutes. English speaking staff did arrive after a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Trondheim Municipality, Norway
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It took a long time before we saw the waiter and got the menu. I thought for a while that nobody worked there. The menu is nice and easy to read. But they didn't have any of the juices.. Its a chill place with good vibe. The club sandwich was good, but the side salad was not fresh. The coffe... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went first thing in the morning as the cafe was opening. Unfortunately we don't speak Hindi and the first staff at the cafe didn't speak English so we had to give our order multiple times and chase up (canned)drinks that didn't come for ~15 minutes. English speaking staff did arrive after a while and the service sped up, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went for breakfast on our last day in Varanasi and I wish we had found it sooner. Both of us had muffins and they were probably the best we've ever had- it was unfortunate the coffee machine was broken but the smoothies sufficed. Going to hunt out some more of the chain on our travels. Love that they support a... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It is a relly nice place to hang out with your friends.. they provide an authentic indian atmosphere an their coffe shots are the best

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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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Ludhiana, India
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Restaurant Details

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
  • 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?