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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 1 week ago via mobile

it's a nice place near assi ghat, especially if it's really hot. the drinks are very delicious and refreshing. the food is definitely tailored to more western palates, but they also have a good veg fried rice. would recommend most for cold drinks or coffee.

Thank Michelle O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious~ Quiet~ You can find salad, sandwiches, pasta, pancakes here with veg or non-veg. People are very nice here💓

Thank Hoi Yan N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The new staff over here is worst. As I often visit this place past two years so I came to this conclusion. Earlier the cafe environment was so friendly as well the staff was so customer friendly . But now things have changed as if...More

Thank Dora_1870
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The open hand cafe is a wanna be shop of handcrafts and useless stuff. There is very few places where you can actually have a good seat near a window. You have to take off your shoes even to go to the bathroom, which is...More

Thank cloe m
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I found this place hidden on the second floor. It has several rooms and a balcony. You can eat all your meals here. The coffee is excellent and the baked goods are delicious. The grilled vegetable salad was lacking, it was warmed cabbage, I don't...More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

If you don't mind sitting at the same table with strangers from different countries. Cakes, food and drinks are ok. Toilet seat was missing, hope they've repaired it.

Thank kartse
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Good food, good coffee, good atmosphere and free wifi. This is a place to relax and recuperate after the heat and noise outside. Service can be a little slow when they are busy but it's so comfortable, this does not matter. We also bought a...More

Thank 4tourist
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Nice place to get some respite from the chaos of Varanasi. The place is very quiet and chilled, with good coffee. Good western breakfast. The cafe is located inside a shop that sells nice handcrafted clothing.

Thank PhotoManAndBookLady
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We came every morning for breakfast here. Coffee is definitely the best we had in India. The cakes are great, and the wake up juice (citrus, ginger, apple, chili) was the best news of the morning every day. The shop is nice too!

Thank _ax_elleru_
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The food is fairly average, little bit over priced, drinks much better. Menu is good many options. It's situated in a residential house probably constructed 20 years ago, so for an Indian the whole ambiance is quite underwhelming.

Thank sariyan28
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$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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