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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 154 Restaurants in Varanasi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $10
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 am
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Continental, Café
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely coffee house amongst the chaos of Varanasi. Nice homely feel, great coffee and cakes at inexpensive prices. Small veranda where you can sit and watch the world go by. Also great shop we purchased a small rug at a great price. Go there you'll love it, we did.

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Sydney
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Liked the menu, liked the price, loved the Omeletes and the muffins, very friendly and scrupulously clean

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This café and craft gallery near to Assi Ghat would not be out of place in any western city or town. It offers a great range of coffees, yummy food from breakfast to devine muffins and quick and friendly service as well as free wifi. The gallery has a excellent range of well priced goods made by local crafts people.... More 

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brisbane
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A nice little cafe secluded in a loud and smoggy area. Amazing food - the brownies and the cheesecakes are amazing! Difficult to find but worth the hunt,

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Lucknow, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A nice place for hangouts and having a good coffee over there.You will get the quality food and coffee /chai anytime, just the environment is most of the times confusing. Their hospitality has always been missing from the very starting, I agree with their quality and assurance of good atmosphere.But the charm of a smile and gratitude was always been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

A place to calm the senses in colorful and comfortable setting. People seem friendly and the food is prepared to good standing. Would recommend to any traveler wanting a blend of east west for a bit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place to relax, great food and coffee (not particularly Indian which was a reprieve ) and friendly staff. Amazingly clean toilets . Spent hours here ; shopping ( selling goods made by women in factory openhanded set up as charity ) and getting Mehindi which is free when one does spending in shops . Good views on Varanasi street... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I am a big coffee fan. I walked everyday from Dashashwamedh ghat everyday to Open Hand for food and coffee. The pastas were both good and I really like the French toast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Ate a decent pasta here (in a city which has other things to offer than cuisine). Very good coffee. Nice staff. Free wifi. They sell stuff that is made by poor or challenged people. Most of the stuff (as some of the atmosphere) is hippie style, but good idea to sell things to give people a dignified life. Nice!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Food was nice. Environment was very clean and comfortable. Very cozy. Wifi was strong. Staffs were very polite. You can chill out most of your time there without a need to look for an alternative.

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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 3 - 10
Cuisine: Italian, Continental, Café

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