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Aum Cafe

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Assi Ghat B1/201, Varanasi 221002, India
+91 93353 61122
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Newcastle, Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

The porridge was amazing, service great, nice chill out from the craziness of the street & as a solo traveller great conversations with the owners. Great menu!

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Thank Monique F
ShivaniAum, Manager at Aum Cafe, responded to this review

It was a pleasure chatting with you and being of service....thanks for you visit...be well Hugs More 

Dorris, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

This is a great find. Wind yourselves up the narrow staircase, past the shop, which you must explore later, and treat yourself to Rose Lassi. WOW! Good coffee, gluten free selections, it is simply great.

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Thank mgbphoto
Hong Kong, China
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149 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Not being a fan of sweet breakfasts I did not love the menu. It was pancakes or granola. Strict vegetarian (including no eggs) limits the options I guess. The venue was nice and the staff were friendly. I'll be eating round the comer at the Open Hand next time though.

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Thank engrob84
ShivaniAum, Manager at Aum Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry for not meeting your need for eggs... Aum cafe is connected to a small Hindu temple, with respect for the fact that eggs are not permitted in or around a Hindu temple we choose not to serve egg...try use for lunch sometime we offer many savoury item....Hugs More 

London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

The food we tried at Aum cafe felt very nutritious and well cooked with natural fresh ingredients! Everything was made with care. The catalogue is interesting with a lot of information about nutrition and alternative therapies. We reccomend the eggless omelette and the kicharee.

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Thank 2chestnuts
Australia
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88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Aum Cafe is in the Assi Ghat area of Varanasi and is upstairs in a building down a side laneway off the main road. It is well signposted. Restaurant and a nice relaxing vista from a "balcony area". Kitchen and office/shop for the restaurant are found on the lower two levels. The Cafe has a nice menu selection of fresh... More 

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Thank TAS96
Norrköping
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We had a very nice breakfast there, cozy relaxed athmosphere. Helpful staff! It is located in a calm area not far from Assi Ghat.

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Newcastle, Australia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We read the reviews and were never disappointed at Aum. We had lunch there many times and it was nice to enjoy a cafe in Varanasi without everyone smoking which seems to be the norm...which is not fine if you don't smoke. The food was simple but very healthy with great herbal teas. A great rooftop setting and I highly... More 

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Thank yoginiL68
Sebastopol, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

I so grateful for what you offer at Aum Cafe. It is not just the food, which is out of this world - like what I eat back at home in California, but the environment, the service . . . Just go there and you will see

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Thank Monnet_Z
California
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

I "discovered" Aum Cafe when I was in Varanasi for four days in December 2015..and ended up going there for breakfast every morning. It deserves its reputation, and some. The food is very clean and yummy, and it cooked in a spirit of love and devotion. It is served with typical simplicity and elegance. The whole experience of sitting there... More 

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Thank Anil M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

This small cafe hidden behind Assi Ghat is a gem. The owner Shivani and her staff are always welcoming and cheery. The food is organic and the cleanest in Varanasi. They also have a small gift shop downstairs and can give good advice on what to do in Varanasi. Did I mention the eggless omelettes...weirdly amazing and highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2
Cuisine
Indian, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:30
Thursday
07:00 - 15:30
Friday
07:00 - 15:30
Saturday
07:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Assi Ghat B1/201, Varanasi 221002, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 93353 61122
Description
Aum Cafe'...Is a small family run cafe',we take pleasure in providing pure, healthy and very tasty food....We make everything including breads,cakes, cookies,yogurt, granola, soup, pasta sauce and our all of our yummy chutneys..To mention a few....We use real ground coffee and serve organic teas from around the world, as well as several special Ayurveda herbal blends.....Up the stairs and behind the temple on Assi ghat..See you soon ... Hours 7:00am until 3:30pm...Closed Monday...May and June Closed due to summer heat..FREE HUGS (very popular)

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