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Aum Cafe

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B1/201 Assi Ghat, Varanasi 221002, India
+91 93 35 361122
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Its a great change from the rich food in Benaras. The rose lassi, the pizza were yum. It is very reasonably priced. It is a popular place among the foreigners.

Thank Malvika2013
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

if you have been on the road for a while and are after the comforts of home, this place delivers. it is run by a woman from california. great pancakes. great coffee and wifi that works! i also bought 2 t-shirts downstairs, which i was desperate for, and they were perfect (&cheap).

Thank sarah_kensington

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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
Cafe, Vegetarian, Vegan, Indian, European, Healthy, Gluten Free
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: B1/201 Assi Ghat, 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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