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Open Hand Shop & Cafe

Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 542 236 9751
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (30 reviews)
“cheesecake” (16 reviews)
“french toast” (8 reviews)
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Indian, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice cozy in-house sitting style. Food was nice too. Had fried rice and mint juice which was nice. Ordered pasta with tomato paste and that was just ok,

Thank Ponmalar
Reviewed 1 week ago

good food , nice service , just near to my accommodation .. nice cafe in holy city , highly recommended

Thank 946sidpr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good eats cheap. The espressos tasted great. The tuna wrap was very good. As was the pasta. Smaller serving however. What was interesting is that it is set in a clothing shop. So my wife shopped while we waited for our food. Scary combination for...More

Thank Dswanderers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful! Excellent coffee and sweets. Beautiful clothes, bags, linens and accessories for sale. Friendly and responsive staff. Go!

Thank JRH258
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my cappuccino here, was large and well priced, hasn’t been the easiest thing in general to find a good quality coffee in India. On top of this had the chicken sandwich which was again very nice, served with good quality french fries. Will...More

Thank carterrory
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed sitting on the outside balcony looking at the street scene below, drinking a nice cappuccino and eating a pancake for breakfast. It was a nice change from Indian breakfasts and I found a nice scarf for a friend in the shop. Nice bonus!

Thank Cathie Ganga S
OpenHandIndia, Owner at Open Hand Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Cathie. Thank you for visiting OpenHand and for the lovely review. Glad you had a pleasant visit and we hope you can stop by again. Greetings Cor Bosman. OHC

Reviewed February 5, 2018

Our Indian guide who studied and lived in Europe for a while took us here and we were pleasantly surprised. It was basically the only non Indian food we ate during our month long trip through India, but the simple toast, eggs, and sausage were...More

Thank Simone650650
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a very good Café where one can get nice coffee and muffins etc. Good place for western breakfast. I keep going very often there. As I run my own walking tours company 'Sachan Walking Tours' so I keep recommending my guests to especially...More

Thank Karan S
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Best coffee in Varanasi; probably best coffee in Uttar Pradesh and One of the best in India for sure. Just go there for sipping hot coffee. Food is also nice, fresh and hygienic. But have a cup of coffee for sure

Thank Faltu G
Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

good coffee, muffins are all really tasty. staff is friendly. not cheap but good value for money. big variety of delicious cakes, sandwiches and fresh salads

Thank Gvantsa P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$2 - $5
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi District  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 542 236 9751
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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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