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“Cool place!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Open Hand Shop & Cafe

Open Hand Shop & Cafe
B1/128-3, Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 542 236 9751
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Ranked #8 of 162 Restaurants in Varanasi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $10
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Delhi
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Cool place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

It is a cool place to be at, serving really nice coffee. Chocolate muffin here is a must try!! The cafe has a nice ambiance and is a good getaway from the noise on streets. They have wi-fi but at times it isn't working. Though the speed is decent enough.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastleupontyne
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Excellent european food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Sometimes after several weeks travelling it was good to enjoy typical European food along with excellent coffee and good conversation. would thoroughly recommend it also very fast WiFi

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ventura, CA
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“Great find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Wonderful food, cozy seating and GREAT place to buy souvenirs. I would highly recommend it -- nice little "getaway" from the typical Indian restaurants and shopping.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good place to relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

You can order coffee by the French press and tea by the pot. There are some good finds amongst the handicrafts in the store. The balcony had some excellent seating for 2. Only downside was that the wifi was spotty.

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Varanasi, India
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“When you need western food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Open hand is a very Nice place to go to in Varansi, you can have a very goof cup of coffee or cappucino. Also the food is Good And The cakes are very very Good. When you travel for a long time in India you need to have such thing so now And then it is also a Nice place to meet more travellers.

Visited March 2013
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