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Bowl of Compassion

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D 32/162 Devnathpura Bengalitola | Bengalitola lane., Varanasi 221001, India
+91 98391 05112
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We once had diner and breakfast here during our 5days stay in their guesthouse. Food was alright but compared to some other restaurants in Varanasi not that special. We also had to wait 45mins for our breakfast which was quite long. Prices are bit higher than other places, to help their charity.

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novara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at Sumit guest house It has been a short but very intense time, we enjoyed every minute.... I would like to thanks..... Mama for opening her house to us and for the best Puri tasted in my life Susmita for showing us her love for the children and for the animals Satish for helping us in the maize... More 

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New Delhi, India
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89 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Somit's guest house and the bowl of compassion is located in the terrace of the building.. I dined here on two occasions - had a veg thali once and a dal chawal on another occasion.. very Nicely cooked meals which tastes quite good..

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London
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

China made a good dhal and pea rice. The chicken curry was also nice and spicy. His porridge with banana and honey was also very good! He also introduced us to an ayurvedic tea which was tasty and the honey, lemon and ginger tea definitely warmed us up on the cold mornings.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Bowl of Compassion is part of a wonderful organisation that I spent two weeks volunteering with and chose to eat breakfast each day in the restaurant. I was always served promptly on my request with a lovely western style breakfast. On occasion I also took dinner in the restaurant. This was delicious and carefully prepared by in-house chef Monu. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly service, a great personalised yoga class and delicious food. Highly recommend. This is a safe environment with knowledgeable staff. I will definately return!

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Thank Jess H
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Food here is delicious and you get to have a nice view of Varanasi as well. Even better is meeting the chef/cook, China. He is probably the funniest man in Varanasi! Eat here!

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Bowl of Compassion is a lovely restaurant hidden away in the heart of Varanasi. The food is very yummy. The best thing about this cafe is also that you will support the local school which is housed in the same building by enjoying a meal there. Definitely a feel-good bonus when enjoying some home made food made with love and... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Very good food!! The honey ginger tea is waouuuu!! Warm welcome! Thanks a lot for everything! We recommend this place!

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Chef China is quite the character, and the food is yum! Served on the rooftop overlooking the city and the river in the distance.

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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$ 7
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: D 32/162 Devnathpura Bengalitola | Bengalitola lane., Varanasi 221001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 98391 05112
Description
Bowl of Compassion ( A Charity Cafe ) is running our schools 4 boys on the 4th floors, We are Befriend of Bodhgaya"s * Bowl of Compassion * project. Our 4 Boys are good sheaf and can make almost all Indian local foods , Chai, Coffee and some interesting menu list they have you can come take the fresh food,Here we always use mineral water for making all the foods hygienic. These Place 2 more things you can see YOGA EDUCATION TRAINING SOCIETY & SOMIT PAYING GUEST HOUSE. Everyone welcome to eat here and give your feedback. Your once visit indirectly you will give your contribution for children education project. Please try to come yourself without Indian Guide. Use our map it is same building of Yoga & Guest house. If any problem to find us then call our mobile.

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