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“Wished I would have found on my 1st day in Varanasi, not my last”

Open Hand Shop & Cafe
Ranked #1 of 5 Bakeries in Varanasi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $5
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: 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!
Reviewed February 7, 2012

This is a great cafe with amazing coffee and baked goods. The prices were amazing for the quality of merchandise. The staff was amazing and we spend a few hours there shopping and eating the amazing muffins. MUST SEE!

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Reviewed January 24, 2012

One of the few places with good coffee in banaras!

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Reviewed January 23, 2012

Set in a lovely upstairs cafe you eat surrounded by the wonderful homewards sold here. It's great for comfort food if you're missing home and the breakfasts are good value - 40 rupees for pancakes!
They offer free wifi too and it's all for a good cause.

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1  Thank yolandben
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

What a great spot of clean, calm and delicious food in Varanasi. The cleanest bathroom in India and friendly dedicated staff who carry out their duties with diligence. I kept going back and back.

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1  Thank 180pj
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

Quiet atmosphere, good food, nice staff, and browsing the shop during afternoon tea is a perfect way to get away from the overcrowded and crazy old town.
The shop sells handicrafts from locals, of good quality and with fixed prices, and the place offers free wi-fi as well. There should be more coffeeshops like this.

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1  Thank dominikmarti
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