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Aum Cafe

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Assi Ghat B1/201, Varanasi 221002, India
+91 93353 61122
07:00 - 15:30
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Hong Kong, China
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Not being a fan of sweet breakfasts I did not love the menu. It was pancakes or granola. Strict vegetarian (including no eggs) limits the options I guess. The venue was nice and the staff were friendly. I'll be eating round the comer at the Open Hand next time though.

Thank engrob84
ShivaniAum, Manager at Aum Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry for not meeting your need for eggs... Aum cafe is connected to a small Hindu temple, with respect for the fact that eggs are not permitted in or around a Hindu temple we choose not to serve egg...try use for lunch sometime we offer many savoury item....Hugs More 

London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

The food we tried at Aum cafe felt very nutritious and well cooked with natural fresh ingredients! Everything was made with care. The catalogue is interesting with a lot of information about nutrition and alternative therapies. We reccomend the eggless omelette and the kicharee.

Thank 2chestnuts
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88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Aum Cafe is in the Assi Ghat area of Varanasi and is upstairs in a building down a side laneway off the main road. It is well signposted. Restaurant and a nice relaxing vista from a "balcony area". Kitchen and office/shop for the restaurant are found on the lower two levels. The Cafe has a nice menu selection of fresh... More 

Thank TAS96
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We had a very nice breakfast there, cozy relaxed athmosphere. Helpful staff! It is located in a calm area not far from Assi Ghat.

Thank EVA_L_S
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We read the reviews and were never disappointed at Aum. We had lunch there many times and it was nice to enjoy a cafe in Varanasi without everyone smoking which seems to be the norm...which is not fine if you don't smoke. The food was simple but very healthy with great herbal teas. A great rooftop setting and I highly... More 

Thank yoginiL68
Sebastopol, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

I so grateful for what you offer at Aum Cafe. It is not just the food, which is out of this world - like what I eat back at home in California, but the environment, the service . . . Just go there and you will see

Thank Monnet_Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

I "discovered" Aum Cafe when I was in Varanasi for four days in December 2015..and ended up going there for breakfast every morning. It deserves its reputation, and some. The food is very clean and yummy, and it cooked in a spirit of love and devotion. It is served with typical simplicity and elegance. The whole experience of sitting there... More 

Thank Anil M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

This small cafe hidden behind Assi Ghat is a gem. The owner Shivani and her staff are always welcoming and cheery. The food is organic and the cleanest in Varanasi. They also have a small gift shop downstairs and can give good advice on what to do in Varanasi. Did I mention the eggless omelettes...weirdly amazing and highly recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

The Aum café is a great cafe hidden just behind Assi Ghat. The food is all 100% veg and not at all boring like some veg restaurants. It was all delicious and the service we had from Vikram was great!

Thank Ross W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

I first went here to get a light meal, which was insanely good, tasty, ridiculously fast and had friendly service. Then later returned with friends to get nose piercings, i had no idea what I was getting into and was extremely nervous but the beautiful owner made the whole experince extremely special and empowering. I thoroughly recommend, such a gorgeous... More 

Thank Keely B
ShivaniAum, Manager at Aum Cafe, responded to this review

I love my sadhana....such a blessing to be of service....stay well and don't forget the path of your heart.....hugs Shivani More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Assi Ghat B1/201, Varanasi 221002, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 93353 61122
Aum Cafe'...Is a small family run cafe',we take pleasure in providing pure, healthy and very tasty food....We make everything including breads,cakes, cookies,yogurt, granola, soup, pasta sauce and our all of our yummy chutneys..To mention a few....We use real ground coffee and serve organic teas from around the world, as well as several special Ayurveda herbal blends.....Up the stairs and behind the temple on Assi ghat..See you soon ... Hours 7:00am until 3:30pm...Closed Monday...May and June Closed due to summer heat..FREE HUGS (very popular)

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