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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank VIJAY1990
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Met some friends there for a coffee. It was comfortable and the coffee was ok. Nothing really special about the place

Thank greatmac
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here because we saw it was near to us on the TripAdvisor app and we are glad we did! We ordered two salads (peanut salad and chicken pasta salad) and they were delicious! Followed my a pot of coffee and a lemon iced tea! This place has a really cool, arty vibe with handmade items for sale!... More 

Thank LMaciver
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We did not get the chance to eat here, but we stopped by for some tea for a break on a tour. The service was fast and polite, the place comfy, and the souvenirs cute.

Thank Cat M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

After very big problems next day be had breakfasts here that was very good , coffee with apple muffins nice

Thank annuvela
Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food but most of all the people that frequent and work in this special place - I had the district pleasure of having Hindi cultural experience a taste of flavor language and the romance of this area I will never forget - it is a Prince of a cafe among no other....

Thank jdunyasha
County Laois, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant and shop is a lovely refuge from the craziness of Varanasi. They have a very extensive coffee, tea, smoothie and other drinks menu. The mango and banana smoothie was lovely. We also had the pasta with mushrooms which was great. The Greek salad wasn't as good and it only had a tiny bit of cheese. Overall his place... More 

Thank ClaireLaois

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $5
Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, International
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
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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