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“Place of peace in the midst of Varanasi”
Review of Filocafe

Filocafe
Ranked #8 of 9 Coffee & Tea in Varanasi
Price range: $0 - $3
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Charlotte
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“Place of peace in the midst of Varanasi”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Wonderful to have access (through Kautilya Society) to this beautiful roof-top cafe & its delightful, freshly-cooked snacks, food & perfect hot/cold beverages. Incredible view--with a sliver of the Ganges.

Visited November 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Varanasi, India
1 review
“Feel Relax with Ganga View”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Filo Cafe is such a great place to hangout with friends, enjoy such a nice ganga view with great atmosphere, you can get such a great view of old traditional city "Varanasi". You can enjoy some books also there in library. I highly recommend you to must visit at Filo Cafe. Cold Coffee is really great with Italian taste. one of the best cafe in Varanasi.

  • Visited September 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Wonderful rooftop café!”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

I was staying in the attached guest house, and I made several visits to the rooftop café. The view of the city and Ganges River are some of the best in the city. I can't recommend it more as a place relax with a coffee or tea and escape the bustling alleyways of Varanasi.
Also, the owner has a fantastic moustache!

  • Visited August 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“The sweetest spot in the old city”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Filocafe is pure delight. With high quality, Italian style coffees, beautiful panoramic views in every direction, and a lovely, thoughtful atmosphere, this spot is by far the best cafe in the city, perhaps in all of India? After wandering the narrow, bustling lanes of Benaras it is well worth the climb up to this retreat above the city for a relaxing respite from the chaos. When you reach the top you'll find an open and airy space that is just as suited for large gatherings of friends as it is for solo studying or an intimate coffee date for two. If you've come without your own reading material, no worries, there is also a small enclosed library with shelves of books to choose from. You will not find many signs or advertisements for Filocafe, but the cafe's ambiguity is part of its charm. Situated on the roof of the Ram Bhawan Kautilya Society Residence, a Varanasi-based non-profit organization and guesthouse, Filocafe is more than just a typical coffee shop - it is a space conceived for dialogue and one to be owned by its community. Plus the iced cappuccinos are delicious!

Practical considerations: The owner took care to relieve all of us cafe loiterers of the ultimate annoyance - no outlet to plug in the computer! There are more than enough electrical outlets for use near all tables. Each table also comes equipped with a handy stick for deterring curious monkeys. (Last but not least, reliable wifi connection!)

  • Visited August 2013
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“Its Heaven in Varanasi”
Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Those who search for heaven their destiny completes at filo cafe. The cafe ambiance eminates peace and tranquility, allowing for spaces to read and study and als converse with friends

  • Visited August 2013
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