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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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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything is surprising at the Open Hand Cafe - the drinks, the food and the atmosphere... We really enjoyed it all! The place has a positive social moto and each seating area has a unique design. The fresh bakery together with the great coffee drinks make the place perfect! Prices are average and service is ok compared to indian restaurants.... More 

Thank Oran K
Pokhara, Nepal
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful shop, cafe, and euro-style bistro in the Assi Ghat area. The price is right, the coffee and light meals are fresh and delicious, and the staff is fantastic. It doesn't hurt that the whole establishment promotes a great, give-back philosophy as well. If you're going to be in Varanasi, open your heart to Open Hand.

Thank Transglobalist
New Delhi
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This fair trade shop and cafe is a little gem of a place. Just a road back from Assi ghat it is well placed for you to eat, drink and shop after your trip on the Ganges river. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the food is great. Not expensive for its high quality! As you wait for your food... More 

Thank Merv N
Beit Lechem Haglilit, Israel
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place, nice shop, good service.. Have real maple souse... Not an ordinary place in a good way Young atmosphere

Thank CaeserIsHere
County Limerick, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really cosy and relaxed vibe away from the madness of Varanasi. Quality food and coffee in a great setting. Definitely recommended!

Thank Mick M
Santa Ana, El Salvador
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yummy breakfast with friendly service and an ethical shop to buy beautiful gifts from before leaving.

Thank BabyBackpacker
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place, a perfect spot to retreat from the chaos and have some good food and coffee. The chicken tikka wrap was delicious and the farmers breakfast was just what the doctor ordered!

Thank Kirbys G
Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee and nice breakfast. Not too expensive. Nice balcony and cozy inside room. Gender equalised puppets for sale ;-)

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

We tried the cheesecake, chilli-ginger drink, mokka coffee, iced mokka, a Sandwich, the pasta with tomatosauce, apple pie and some other stuff. It was extraordinary good and just the apple pie was to sweet. Everything else was just perfect! Can clearly recommend to go there.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Chandigarh, India
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Cafe is good for coffee lovers and hangout with friends and someone special. Price is reasonable & quality is good.

Thank VIJAY1990

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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, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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, Families with children, Kids
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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