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Assi Ghat B1/201, Varanasi 221002, India
+91 93 35 361122
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there as we read about it in Lonely Planet. And it was just fantastic! You really can eat fresh fruit and vegetables there. We did and it didn't make us sick. The stuff is sooo nice! But the best of all was the Cardamon Cake! Mhhhhhh! Give it a try, you will surely not be dissapointed.

Thank streetsofapathy
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a week in India with only (good) Indian food we particularly appreciated this brunch mixing Indian food with typical western brunch ! And taking 3 plates and several beverages we paid only 500 Rp! The lunch also looked amazing esp. The burrito made in India!

Thank Mathieu A
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

As a traveler wary about eating fresh fruits and vegetables in India, this place is a goldmine. All produce is washed by hand in mineral water and disinfected with iodine (according to the menu). I ate a huge bowl of fruit and an amazing raw salad. It was delicious by any standard and there were no "side-effects". Must visit if... More 

Thank Elliot B
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

The cold drink selection is incredible as is the breakfast selection. The ginger beer was the most perfect way to scare off the heat, and the fresh fruit was a treat. We will be back!

Thank Joanna M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

This fantastic cafe is located in Assi Ghat near the waterfront. The menu is filled with delicious and healthy food. There are lots of great options to choose from and all the items are reasonably priced. The service is very quick and staff are super friendly. Two thumbs up!

Thank Melisande T
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I stumbled upong the Aum café one morning for breakfast, and for the next 10 days it became my go-to sanctuary for a lassi and a wind down. A beautiful sun-drenched nook on the roof, this café has it all; Atmosphere, peace and quiet and delicious, nurturing food made with love. Highly recommend the fresh Rose Lassi and the kitcheri... More 

Thank jasmine_travels_solo
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Perfect spot to have a nice, healthy breakfast and meet up with other travelers. And love the owner and other staff, so friendly! Great way to start the day in beautiful Varanasi!

Thank Anne S
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

We ordered plate of hummus among few other dishes and it was funny... It was not hummus at all, the portion contains about 60-70 gm of cheek peas pasta and 6 small pieces of flat bread for 100 inr. It had nothing in common with the picture in the menu. I wouldn't recommend this place for food for those who... More 

Thank Svetlana L
Hong Kong, China
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43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Tucked behind the temple at Assi Ghat, the food and ambience are great. It's a covered rooftop, so it's pretty damn hot up there, but fabulous food and very chilled but good service AND organic, ayuvedic. Rivalled only by Open Hand, which is more international backpacker-style.

Thank lynnelynnelynne
Tel Aviv, Israel
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Vegi food made of good ingridiants Come and enjoy a different ambiance a well known spot in Varanasi Been run by mm.Shivani for many years with love

Thank Yair E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Indian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, European, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Assi Ghat B1/201, Varanasi 221002, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 93 35 361122
Aum Cafe'...Is a small family run cafe',we take pleasure in providing pure, healthy and very tasty food....We make everything including breads,cakes, cookies,yogurt, granola, soup, pasta sauce and our all of our yummy chutneys..To mention a few....We use real ground coffee and serve organic teas from around the world, as well as several special Ayurveda herbal blends.....Up the stairs and behind the temple on Assi ghat..See you soon ... Hours 7:00am until 3:30pm...Closed Monday...May and June Closed due to summer heat..FREE HUGS (very popular)

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