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“I wouldn't rave about it.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Brown Bread Bakery

Brown Bread Bakery
Ranked #12 of 235 Restaurants in Varanasi
Price range: $1 - $6
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Buffet, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Brown Bread Bakery and Organic Food P.Ltd is the very first organic bakery with restaurant in India with branches in Varanasi and Delhi. Since 2015 we started also a Vegan restaurant Varanasi. The company supports the projects of Learn for Life by using the profits for funding the school and to provide fair working conditions for all the staff. We use as many organic ingredients as possible for our products. All our bakery items are made from different kinds of organic grains which are always grinded freshly. The grains, the rice and the lentils are produced by certified small farmers which we visit and check regularly.
Melbourne, Australia
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“I wouldn't rave about it.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

So nice to get some brown bread into the diet!
Nice rooftop sitting area.
Fantastic spinach and mushroom burger.
Very average pizza.
Great museli.
Poor chai.
Poor service.

Visited November 2012
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“Interesting food, great location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

I ended up spending about 3 hours here one day, firstly drinking serial glasses of (very good) chai, building up to a substantial chocolate croissant and then progressing to a top-rate veggie burger. The staff were helpful, the service was good, the food was tasty. The rooftop location is perfect. You get a view of the river, temples, house rooftops, monkeys playing around the outside of the mesh screen. There's shade if you want it, sun if you want ita nd a nice cooling breeze.
Oh, and the toilet was immacculate.
I wish I'd discovered this place on my first trip to Vranasi. I'm heading back next time I'm in the city to test-drive as much of their menu as I can.

  • Visited November 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A nice break in the diet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

It was great to chew on the German bread and sample some lovely local cheeses with a lassi. The buffet looked exciting but that would have been our second breakfast in 2 hours so we held out. It;s fun to sit on the roof where you are in a cage and the monkeys are on the outside, hopping roof to roof. Staff seemed a little surly and the usual chatter to meet new friends at the next table was absent. Seemed a bit too much of a "I came because Lonely Planet told me too" crowd but the food is reallllly good.

  • Visited October 2012
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nottingham
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“Fantastic place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

I a travelling and spent 7 weeks in India, I visited Varanasi and stayed at a Hotel connected to the Brown Bread Bakery the guest house was amazing. The bakery employs the local youngsters to give them skills and to improve their english. The staff were fantastic and the food was lovely would really recommend it,. But do not get mixed up with the fake one across the street.

  • Visited September 2012
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sydney
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“Very different type of restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Interesting first floor restaurant which appeared to be a converted small temple of some kind. Small booths with mattresses and low tables - very comfy. They support a local school and donate part of the profit to charities, so worthwhile eating there in that respect. They use organic produce where possible. Great cheese selection, however there were no bakery items available on the 2 occasions we used it (except the brown bread)! Nice classical, non-invasive music every evening.

Visited November 2012
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