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Open Hand Shop & Cafe

Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 542 236 9751
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • 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 October 19, 2016 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...More

Thank Oran K
Reviewed October 18, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2016 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...More

Thank Merv N
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank CaeserIsHere
Reviewed October 10, 2016 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
Reviewed October 5, 2016

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

Thank BabyBackpacker
Reviewed September 20, 2016 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
Reviewed September 19, 2016 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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Reviewed September 17, 2016 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
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
  • Value
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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