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Open Hand Shop & Cafe Varanasi

Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 542 236 9751
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I like this place because there is no loud music, no one will force you to order immediately as soon as you sit, and there is no compulsion to leave as soon as you are finished eating. It feels like a place where I can...More

Thank Gaurav B
OpenHandIndia, Owner at Open Hand Shop & Cafe Varanasi, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Gaurav. Thank you for this open and honest review. We are glad you love our Café and hope we can serve you again. Greetings Cor Bosman, OHC

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice setting in the middle of tourist central in Varanasi. We were pleasantly surprised by this place, it is very comfortable, a lot of little alcoves to it and numerous comfy seats. Food is mid range price for the area, the quality is extremely...More

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, friendly staff and a nice menu with great food. A nice place to chill and escape from the sun. A little pricey perhaps if you are on a budget budget but I would still highly recommend!

Thank maddiepeachsmith
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We were happy to find a chilled place, away from the hussle of the streets. They have a big Menue with juices, cakes and food. No milk substitutes available. Staff a bit slow and unmotivated. Prices are higher than elsewhere but still ok, WiFi extremely...More

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Went to this cafe for breakfast. Great coffee and an extensive menu of snack food. Friendly staff, good prices and very tasty. Would certainly recommend.

Thank gibabu
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Good menu with a variety of options, just a little pricey for the area. Wonderful bathroom, though--with toilet paper, slippers, soft towels, and even hand lotion. Very clean and comfortable place overall, minus the lack of AC--it is on the second floor with Western sun...More

Thank smlec
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

The food served here is cafe food and service is top notch, all the staff are very happy and treats you with a Amazing smile

Thank Anant K
OpenHandIndia, Owner at Open Hand Shop & Cafe Varanasi, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hi, Anant. On behalf of our staff at OpenHand we would like to thank you for this kind review. This encourages us to serve customers like you better. Greetings Cor Bosman, OHC

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Once you visit the holy city of varanasi, open hand cafe is a must visit for the best blueberry muffins in town! Hot blueberry muffins once garnished with butter melts in your mouth leaving a taste that will call you back to the place again...More

Thank Sameeksha K
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Open hand shop is very tasty restaurant in the area. The food quality is very good. Love to eat here.

Thank Rakesh s
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Open hand is an interesting combination of old world charm, perfect coffee with snacks and Indian craft curated in an innovative fashion. Both their cold and hot coffee take you back again repaetedly. No one can have just once.

Thank gourmetclub
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 5
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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