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Open Hand Shop & Cafe

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Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 542 236 9751
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07:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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London, England
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297 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We didn't order anything complicated, but they just seemed to forget we had ordered at all so we had to hassle them quite hard. When it finally arrived it was OK, not special.

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Thank RedHeadPeter
Ramat Gan, Israel
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Only got coffee there which eas better than most coffees I tried in India. It doesnt get 5 stars because the whole menu was also not Onduan prices but much more expensive .

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Thank Haggai B
OpenHandIndia, Owner at Open Hand Shop & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, Haggai. On behalf of everyone at OpenHand we want to thank you for your positive review of our cafe'. Our coffee is a soft roast and not the over burnt beans most cafes offer, this may influence your experience of our coffee? We are sad that you experienced the cafe as expensive. We try to keep our meals at... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

It is like coming home, having an expresso over here! For an all the way experience, take a brownie with it. It is good for the karma as well, open hand supports some charity projects as well.

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Thank rutholla
OpenHandIndia, Owner at Open Hand Shop & Cafe, responded to this review

We need more customers like you! Thank you for visiting OpenHand and we hope you will be bale to visit again some day. Greetings Cornelia Bosman, OpenHand More 

Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

LP says this place has the best coffee in India & I am fairly certain they are right. Great coffee and really sweet gifts to send home to nieces and nephews. And wifi that works!

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Thank sarah_kensington
OpenHandIndia, Owner at Open Hand Shop & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, Sarah. Thanks for the positive review, hope you will visit again. Greetings Cornelia Bosman, OpenHand More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

It surely satisfied my coffee craving..the peanut butter shake was outstanding.. Lot of nice stuff on the menu specially when u are tired of street food:)))

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Thank sunayanaw
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Nice homey feel. Off the beaten path. Tables spread out over several separate rooms so it is Very private and intimate. We didn't have any food. Only had coffee which was good but just OK for us.

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Thank Sarah M
OpenHandIndia, Owner at Open Hand Shop & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, Sarah, on behalf of everyone at OpenHand we want to thank you for the lovely review and rating you gave us. We truly appreciate it. Greetings Cornelia Bosman, OpenHand More 

Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2016

My friend got burned by a boiling hot tea the waiter dropped on him. We ended rushing to the hospital. No assistance, bad attitude & had to pay for his food...afterwords. Never to come back.

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Thank DurgaJS
OpenHandIndia, Owner at Open Hand Shop & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, DurgaJS It seems like you had a bad day at our cafe'. On behalf of our staff we apologise for the incident. We will follow up with our staff and also follow up through our CCTV cameras as to what exactly happened. Hope you friend is ok. Greetings Cornelia Bosman, OpenHand. More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

This place has something blithe about it! The concept of having a cafe in the midst of a beautiful shop selling kurtas and other handmade items is one thing to look forward to! Caramel muffin is a must try otherwise my friend who referred this cafe to me will kill you! :P

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Thank Anurodh S
OpenHandIndia, Owner at Open Hand Shop & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, Anurodh. That's a beautiful review! Thank you from our hearts. Greetings Cornelia Bosman, OHC More 

Brossard, Quebec, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

As a backpacker this place was where i splurged. The very good part is the: food is fresh and tasty, quality is almost as good as in the West, it's a nice cool and cozy escape from the heat, and they have the best pancakes and are one of the best coffee places in town (i've already gone 2x for... More 

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Thank Jaya1983
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Good western food. A bit expensive in comprison to other coffie places around, but if you miss a good capuchino etc, go for it.

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Thank Gilad G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 5
Cuisine
Indian, Cafe, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:00
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 542 236 9751
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?