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Open Hand Shop & Cafe

Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 542 236 9751
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (25 reviews)
“cheesecake” (14 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 21:00All hours
Indian, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We ate at Open Hand multiple times while in Varanasi. They had good western, homey food for when you're looking for a break from Indian food. Their breakfasts we ate the most often, and were good. There are cute little items in the shop to...More

Thank Lindsay L
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Open hand is an excellent cafe restaurant. Their menu is very rich. We had breakfast a late lunch and we were very satisfied. The egg and cheese sandwich was really good! The atmosphere is very welcoming and It's a good place to rest a bit...More

Thank elisa s
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Went to Open Hands a few times while in Varanasi. Great place to relax from the heat and do some small shopping. Buy some local postcards and send to friends and family - there is a post office down the street 20 Rs for stamp...More

Thank JJ J
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Nice atmosphere and decent food in a shop which supports local charity. Good coffee and sweets in particular.

Thank KirstinCanada
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I was taken here by my lovely tour guide today and have to say it was a good experience. It has a great vibe, an amazing menu for drinks and food, although we only had time for iced coffee, which was great. There are also...More

Thank Ally32Rob
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The food and drink is overpriced- most expensive I have had in Varanasi. I had the omelet which was ok. The shop sells products made my the people of a local charity, which is really great. Wifi probably the fastest I have experienced in India!...More

Thank Skf273
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The atmosphere is nice and it's situated in a quiet street. The breakfast was good. But it was a bit pricy and the service was rather slow.

Thank Henriette O
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Nice ambience, friendly staff. Food is fresh and tasty. However, it is overpriced and service is slow. A good place if you have big pockets and good company and lot of time.

Thank yash k
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We visited twice. First time we wanted some deserts but we have been told they haven't got ice so we ended up getting tea and coffee. Second time we visited in the evening, waiter who was half asleep did not write the order down and...More

Thank Ola S
Reviewed 4 March 2017

If you need to be surrounded by indifferent service and lots of people making a drink last hours then this is the place for you.It used to be good, but looks tired and tatty now.Hopefully It will recover..cheesecake and coffe are great.

Thank zappagroucho
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 5
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi District  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 542 236 9751
  • E-mail
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!
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