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Open Hand Shop & Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 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. 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!
US$ 2 - US$ 5
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Indian, Cafe, European, International
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We went there for breakfast. The service was really nice, the food was tasty (a bit more expensive compared with other Indian restaurants) and the place itself is really sweet and cozy. You just can sit there for quite a time and relax, listening to...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Alina S
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I went there after I visit the cafe in Delhi. The food is great, the stuff is friendly and check out there for souvenirs from India which are not the usual one

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide recommended this cafe as a clean, good place to eat so we tried it out. It was reasonably priced and the food quality was good. The sugar and cinnamon pancakes were delicious. It's in a shop, you worry you're in the wrong...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank phel_the_fairy
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Open Hand a couple of times after recommendations from fellow travellers. It has the best coffee in Varanasi by far! Proper machine and big mugs. The cakes are great, porridge was yummy and the veggie sandwich was to die for. Only issue is...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank rorosaffell
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Order forgotten, mango shake from not real mango, tikka chicken with ketchup, chips from lays... ok, the place is designed for first timer tourist not real backpackers...it looks chic as my girlfriend could shop while she eats...lol, Oh...they have a good coffee machine I have...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Song Y
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Coffee just amazed me. muffins are big and super delicious. Also happened to try the carrot cake. Scrumptious. The setup and display is extraordinary. They have wonderful art and handicrafts up on display alongwith the local craft and clothes etc. The balcony is also a...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Tinaakki
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Came here for an early breakfast after a sunrise boat trip. I had the chocolate pancakes - super tasty and good value. The cafe is calm, comfortable and quiet. Service is a bit slow but no different to other places in India. The shop downstairs...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Alex H
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We were there the first day they opened and came back several times after. Such a friendly and helpful place with great food and drinks.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Ali I
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Ate here twice for breakfast, the coffee is great, very strong. We tried the muesli with yoghurt and banana which is tasty, the muesli in particular is really good. The cinnamon and sugar pancake is great and we also tried a couple of toasted sandwiches....More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Lottie95
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here and it was ok. Chicken Fried Rice and white cream cheese penne. There are nice things to purchase here as well. Not the best chicken fried rice for sure. Chicken was dry. Penne was ok as well but nothing special.

Date of visit: July 2017
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