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Open Hand Shop & Cafe

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Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 542 236 9751
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Plenty of tasty options with lots of flavour. Pasta and wraps very good. Coffee's best in India - Big cups!

Thank Terry S
Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a lunch in this Cafè and Was good and quiet! this place it s really good to meet people from all over and travellers!

Thank khuyaamulets
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the title suggests, this place oozes 'Shanti Shanti'! A divine little cafe where you can sit back, enjoy delicious coffee, completely chill out and know that anything you order off the menu will be amazing and delicious. The South African owners are delightful and passionate. Their staff and gorgeous. Everything about this place says 'love and kindness'. The beautiful... More 

Thank TarynWeg
Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cook left the paper on the chicken in the non-veg wrap. I wonder whatelse he put in rhe wrap. Hope i don't get aick. The coffee and salad was fine. Hopefully they will get a new cook.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast (several fixed options @250IR)& lunch, good latte(inc with breakfast or IR90) Sit inside or on balcony to watch India pass by Small shop with products made by disabled ladies Shoes off on entry

Thank jacqui3744
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this place has a great atmosphere. the food was ok and the coffee was excellent. worth to visit this cozy cafe to get away from the chaos sometimes!

Thank Soli s
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place on Tripadvisor and visited to see the shop and to have a break and a coffee. Excellent place for a break in the hustle and bustle that are all big Indian cities. We had coffees, teas and cakes - the banana muffins are EXCELLENT. In fact we liked this place so much, we came back for... More 

Thank HantsGirl40
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here a few times and it was delicious every time coffee was great and the ginger honey lemon tea was delicious inside it's nice and quiet and has a lovely atmosphere and really nice handicrafts

Thank nettlemypetal
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch, cake and coffee here on our recent visit - all were excellent. A real sanctuary in the city and very laid back - great place to chill and people-watch from the balcony - loved it.

Thank mbk09
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is a must in Varanasi! The cafe is clean and welcoming. Breakfast was so good we came back serval times. Coffee was excellent. It has a great relaxing atmosphere,helpful staff, great craft shop and...yes the take card.

Thank Ross H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $5
Cafe, International, European
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 542 236 9751
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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