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Sa - 15/129 Mawaiya Road, Varanasi 221007, India
+91 99357 83838
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Nowra, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This little cafe is a hidden gem. We had all of our dinners at this cafe whilst in Sarnath for over a week. We highly rate the food and service. The fact that the proceeds go to the charity school for disadvantaged kids next door is a bonus. We really felt like this cafe was our refuge from the hustle... More 

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Thank njones2017
Boston, MA
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were welcomed into the restaurant with the warmth of one's mother's house. There is a picturesque fish tank and the surfaces are clean. We had several dishes and the food was some of the best I've had in India. I highly recommend the mixed vegetable Schezwan noodles and the mushroom Thukpa, (a Tibetan noodle soup.) The proceeds of the... More 

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Thank girlwiththesuitcase
Sydney
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This little restaurant is downstairs from the road so hard to find if you didn't know about it. We were lucky to be taken there by our auto rickshaw driver. The chef is the husband of the saintly woman who runs the Buddha Smile School for Poor and Street Children next door and he cooks for them every day. The... More 

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Thank pollyannaSydney
Mumbai, India
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448 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I was born in Varanasi and brought up in Calcutta however visited the city every year as a ritual during my Summer vacations. A visit to the Sarnath used to be a casual affair for us one time or the other. It’s an immensely popular tourist destination because of its Buddhist touch and relics. Now the Sarnath Café at Mawaiya... More 

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Thank Sachin0408
Dharamsala, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

If in Sarnath, this restaurant is a good choice, but that's only because there aren't any great ones available. It's located close to the Central University of Tibetan University, a couple of kilometers from the main sights. There's Wi-Fi (though it didn't work when I was there), the service is fine and the food is OK. It's all good, just... More 

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Thank Konchok
New Delhi, India
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

This place is just a simple eat break out, which is not specialized in any kind of dine's, if just you are hungary and you dont find any place around you can visit this restaurant

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Thank Gaurav_s006
Lucknow, India
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

nice place, tasty food, not very expensive, warm staff and a lot of variety as per the place. liked having one meal there.

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Thank Devil_RoCkS
Caen, France
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Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

one word to describe my staying is: AWESOME: behind this simple cafe i had an amazing experience. I took the option to stay for 3 nights at the guest house.everything was perfect and is the best place to stay.for the part of the cafe, The quality of the food , warm and friendly welcoming, the service are perfect and prices... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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338 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2014

It is located before the Sarnath comes if you are travailing from Varanasi. Unless you have your own transport it is not convenient. One has search for the location. Set up is in the basement and not so great. And stinky. Service is very very slow and billing is also slow. AC wont be switched on. Altogether not comfortable. Rava... More 

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Kolkata, India
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

On our way back from Sarnath we stopped for lunch. Apart from us there were only two other guests. The service was good, the place was clean, food was average. Getting down the narrow stairs to enter the restaurant was a little troublesome for my mom. The only reason we decided to stop here is because the proceeds is spent... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Cafe, Asian, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sa - 15/129 Mawaiya Road, Varanasi 221007, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi District  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 99357 83838

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?