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OpenHand Cafe & Shop Leh


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner

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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 or by one of our charitable partners. You can smell our home baked cakes from far and we serve homemade ice cream as well. In Leh our meals consist of organic veggies, true to the spirit of Ladakh where nature still rules. Find us in Fort Road, Raku Complex. Enjoy watching India walk past from the balcony of our café in the holy city of Varanasi while you sip on some of India's best coffee or stop by for a cup of hot and spicy chai at our Pahargang Cafe & Gallery on the outskirts
US$ 5 - US$ 7
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Indian, Cafe, Italian, American, International, European
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

Awesome place to have a cup of coffee.The cupcakes are delicious .the staff is great .good location is good but the only problem is that the power is cut ,they don't have any back up I think they should have a power back up to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Suheel M
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Ok, so I went to Leh and this cafe was in my list of must visit because of its reviews and here is what happened. 1st attempt: 5 of us go and sit, place order to drink and cupcakes to eat. Cupcakes come and then...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank atimoum
OpenHandIndia, Owner at OpenHand Cafe & Shop Leh, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Hi, Atimoum. Thanks for your review. Basically you’ve given the government power supply two stars. At OpenHand we endeavour to be as green as we can, a project we aim to grow into. It is really tough being at the mercy of a weak and...More

Reviewed 27 July 2018

Here you meet the hindi speaking Firang owner, lovely lady, gave us good food good coffee, some really good handicrafts. Good time spent here

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ameet P
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Popped in here during visit to Leh, mainly due to their ethical aspect. Wonderful coffee, brill pancakes on 1st visit, after a few more visits tried their chips and homemade mayo - superb as was the homemade pizza. Host very friendly and they support 3...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dellamcn
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

No trip to Leh is complete without a morning coffee at Open Hand! The best, cutest cafe in town. The host is extremely nice and they have amazing stuff for purchase! PLEASEEE GO!!! Thanks Cor, we'll be back super soon!

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank meyhaakilam
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We have been to other cafes in leh as many times as open hand cafe. We still think it has remained the best cafe in town. It is the nicest, cutest cafe in town. We will be back soon, core!!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank KairaK6
OpenHandIndia, Owner at OpenHand Cafe & Shop Leh, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi, Kaira. Thank you for doing the trouble to check our rates, taste the beans and rate our service. We so appreciate it. Hope you will be back soon. Greetings Cor, OpenHand

Reviewed 27 June 2018

All these years it was my favorite place to have a coffee and a bite. however it has now changed location to the main market on the 1st floor and added a shop to it too - its lost its charm as well as the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank NikhilDevasar
Cornelia B, Owner at OpenHand Cafe & Shop Leh, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Hi Nikhil D, we appreciate the time you took to write this review. OpenHand Cafe & Shop Leh for the past 9 years always had a shop. We spend a significant amount of time to make sure our food is good. Cor Bosman, OHC

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

In the middle of town, serving good coffee, amazing cakes and the greatest hostess! That means it became our place to be for meeting up with everyone. A great bar!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 696xanderr
OpenHandIndia, Owner at OpenHand Cafe & Shop Leh, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Hi, Xander! Thanks for the cool review! We truly appreciate it and hope we can serve you again soon. Safe travels onwards. Greetings Cor, OHC

Reviewed 18 June 2018

Openhand is a wonderful place; clean, calm yet fun, lively decor and a great location. Most importantly, it is home to the best coffee in Leh! I spent a lot of time here visiting with the owner and other workers. Super friendly staff. They were...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank tianapeterson
OpenHandIndia, Owner at OpenHand Cafe & Shop Leh, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi, Tantiana. You have no idea how much this beautiful review means to us. We thank you for the review and for visiting our cafe in Leh...your gluten issues helped us make those great buckwheat products. The carrot and walnut, apple and cinnamon recommendations you...More

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Openhand remains the best coffee place in leh even after so many new places for good coffee have opened up. The owner is super nice and great to talk to. The food is yum. And it is right in the middle of the town.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank amitkilam
OpenHandIndia, Owner at OpenHand Cafe & Shop Leh, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Hi, Amit. On behalf of our staff at OpenHand Café Leh we thank you for this truly beautiful review. We hope we can serve more customers like you. Greetings Cor Bosman, OHC

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19 March 2018|
Response from CorneliaB777 | Property representative |
Hi, Joe. OpenHand Cafe Leh shifted 100 m down the road to the main road, Fort Road, Raku Complex. Look out for the big blue tent. Greetings Cor, OHC
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