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“Good cakes and coffee!”

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: Breakfast, Lunch
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 November 20, 2012 via mobile

This cute little place has amazing cakes and coffee. Although the menu is limited I would recommend if your looking for somewhere to go for a snack.

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Thank KEJ87
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Clean, nicely staffed, great food. Was quite a haul to get there from where we were staying but was more than worth it for a superb breakfast. If you're straight off a morning boat trip it's also one of the few places to get breakfast at 0800. Spot on coffee, a lovely bakery, and nicely done with the handicrafts shop. Open Hand is a great concept and backed up with excellent quality food and coffee. We didn't have time to go back, otherwise definitely would have. Will seek out Open Hand in other towns now too.

Thank LadyJalebi
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

we were glad to find this cafe after a long hot walk. cool air conditioning and a sink to wash hands before delving into lunch, coffee and cake. variety of food to choose from (indian and other options). The shop sells very very well priced goods, great if you need some pressies to take home for friends and family.

Thank qlddebo
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

The perfect place to come and chill out - very well decorated, comfy chairs, polite attentive staff and lots of other travellers to meet! The drinks were great, try the Rocky Road Mocha! The cakes were fantastic too - prices are a little higher than elsewhere but it's well worth it.

1  Thank Vicky M
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

This is the place where I go when I want to escape the hectic Varanasi-life. This city is awesome and crazy at the same time. When you've been in India for a while, you have the need for a calm and relaxing place...that serves cake. This place does. It is a bit Western-oriented, and therefore the prices are high (with Indian measures). But the food and the desserts are great, and the wi-fi actually works. This is also a great place to meet other travellers and backpackers. A must!

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3  Thank longingforlullabies
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