I have stayed in hotel Ramada in Cantt area and hotel property is awesome. Amenities and hotel staff is really nice. We have opted for breakfast as well . Staff is really responsive and are very helpful in restaurant area. I would like to specially thanks to Tushar who understood our requirements and delivered the food with utmost quality, as few people were fasting in family. I would highly recommend this hotel for everyone.
The photos do not lie. This is a lovely, clean, airy, friendly cafe that serves excellent food - both Indian and French. We enjoyed breakfast so much (and watched a young family devour more and more of the menu) that we came back twice. The Uttapam and muesli with fruit salad were delicious. The lemon and ginger iced tea was really refreshing and great value. The chocolate mouse was to die for. The lovely team and steady stream of customers all added to the atmosphere. Service was professional and the place immaculate.
House made bread with flax, peanut butter, world famous veggie omelettes. Fast and friendly service, too. Just a few steps above Assi ghat. They really take good care of you, remember what you like, and get it right out to you. Great prices, too! Oh! And the chocolate balls served warm! ☺️
Palak paneer , mix vegitable and saloon pakora rice and gaelico naan and cheese naan we ordered and enjoyed here ...in our Dinner time. Food was freschi and we liked It. Very typical food in our home these indiana food...
With only 4 tables and on a tiny street you could easily miss this restaurant, but the photos do not lie. The Indian food was delicious and the service slick. I had the veg thali and my wife loved the raita. If we had time, we would have gone back.
Living in Assi, my experience would not have been the same if it weren't for Aum Cafe. This is an environnent of gathering, of good food made with care, of sincere intention to offer satisfaction and contentment. With an ayurvedic approach, the people that run Aum will always welcome you with a smile and treat you as their own. Many, many thanks! May this place continue to flourish and be full of meaningful meetings of beautiful people enjoying a piece of the colourful, healthy Aum Cafe menu 🌼
Sushi cafe was a surprise find at the alleys of Varanasi and within 5 min walk from our stay near Dasawamedh Ghat. A person like me who has to live with a lots of food intolerance, finding the right food can be challenging in a foreign land. Sushi cafe catered for our breakfast, lunch and dinner during our week long stay in Varanasi. We mainly enjoyed the Japanese selection because of personal fondness for Japanese food. They quality, ambience and customer service were excellent. Vinod and Rajesh were too good to cater our needs.
We liked the food very much. Very good quality and fresh home made dishes, although the portions are a little bit small if you are hungry. There is a guy named Binay serving all the tables always smiling and bringing guests a very good service.
This was one of the best places I ate on my 2 weeks trip around India. The Dosa choices were amazing. I had the masala dosa and it was the best I had (and I ate quite a few!). We also had the halwa and chocolate dosa which did not disappoint. We chose to have all our dosas cooked with ghee (they offer different oil/fat options) which was definitely the best choice. The owner is a lovely gentle man and the venue an oasis of calm. I would love to return.
Jyoti cafe is a diamond in the rough. Hidden in the winding back alleys of Varanasi, just a few minutes walk to the Ganga, Jyoti cafe is a nice quiet spot off the main roads. Food is made fresh to order and is delicious and affordable. We came several days for lunch and ended up renting a room above the restaurant for a week. The family owned operation also runs Babu guesthouse upstairs, enquire within for details. Both the room and the food we had were top tier compared to other locations in the area and we were taken very good care of. All of our needs were met and we loved our stay. I would highly recommend this location to friends and family, and will return again in the future myself.
Best Place to eat near Assi Ghat. Staff is very friendly and the food is awesome! They serve all kind of things, veg and non-veg and are very helpful if you have questions or special requests. It is a nice and quiet place, where you can relax and enjoy your food. Try out the crepe, it was amazing! We went there two times, because we liked it so much!
One of the best and cheap places to eat in Varanasi! The food it’s really good, I tried Indian food and western food and both of them was really taste. The staffs are really nice, always being friendly and trying to make you fell comfortable. I even got a cinnamon roll as a treat from the restaurant. I highly recommend stop by at this place.
The vegetable pakora were the best we've had in our trip to India, super crunchy and tasty! We've had also hakka noodles (so good we finished them immediately!) and rice and vegetables with paneer. The place is also relaxing as it's inside a sort of courtyard, with view on a beautiful temple. Super!
It’s a beauty to dine at. They have created a wonderful vibe with these pretty visuals and soft music and greenery all around. They serve amazing blue tokai coffee too. It is loaded with probably everything you can ask for in a good restaurant. The staff is so lovely and all the delicacies are so authentic and presented pleasantly. The food of this this place along with the ambience is one my favourite now forever. Just to keep it short, I’ll just request you to try it once and decide yourself, it won’t disappoint you in any way, they have unbelievably very affordable pricing, I don’t know how they keep to provide such quality and service in these pricing! Really loved my stay and food and would come again and again for sure❤️
The dishes offered are most tasty, classical south indian. The place is filled with indian people, a good indication of the quality of the cuisine. Enjoy a dosa or an uttapam sitting on wide tables, comfortable and suitable for a group of people. Prices are reasonable, waiting time also. Filter water is available.
One can easily have all meals for over a month at sparrow cafe. Coz its like eating healthy hygienic meal at your own home. In vegetarian meals you actually get many more choices of local veggies than paneer & mushroom. we had vegetable made of jackfruit. They also have good choices of continental dishes . It takes time to cook fresh and hygienic meals. hence don't expect it to be quick like a fast food joint. To avoid waiting , one can pre order meals. I would strongly recommend it as Afternoon Stopover to refresh before you move on for another sightseeing or for relax Dinner after exploring Assi Ghat. There is something very soothing about the interiors of sparrow café which makes you relax & lull. My kids napped there for nearly an hour and none of the café folks were in rush to push us off. You can buy local handicrafts /jewelry at the comfort of café while having your meals. Many artisans are well connected with the café. Its owned by impressive entrepreneur Sakchhi and well supported by her business partner Kuldeep. Both of them are very humble, genuine and extremely professional. Coz of both of them we could have memorable and hassle free trip to varanasi . only one thing I wish they could improve is bathroom/restroom which is outside. Its clean for sure but needs to be more nicer like the rest of the café. There is lot that can be written about Sparrow Cafe. In nutshell it suitable for all age groups and stages of life. When you get in touch with Sakchhi and Kuldeep , all your travel ,food, sightseeing, shopping worries come to an end.
It’s easy to miss Varanasi Cafe and Bakery in all the rush of a visit to Varanasi, but wander through the right alleyway and you’ll be glad you slowed down and decided to stop. The staff are extremely friendly and passionate about their food. And the food deserves to be celebrated. The extensive menu covers traditional Indian meals from Dosas of the South to Palak Paneers of the North, features real Italian pastas and pizzas, offers a wide array of hot and cold drinks and many more. Best of all, the Cafe has a strong ethos, using organic food and fantastic hygiene standards. All food is prepared in bottled water and everything is made absolutely fresh to order. This means one may have to wait 15 or 20 minutes for one’s meal, but it’s a welcome opportunity to sit, admire the atmosphere of the venue and reflect on the city.
If you are looking for a good meal whilst in Varanasi, for a good price (like most of India) then you can trust the food here! It is tasty and the owner is kind, even with limited English. There are many options in Varanasi, but I liked the paneer butter masala the best here. Give it a try!
We accidently landed at this place and it turned to be one of the best experience of our entire trip. Let me just summaries Food - 5 stars Ambience - 5 stars Staff - 5 stars The staff is very polite and treat you very well. They are a group of professionals who knows how to treat their guests. They won't bother you by standing close or checking multiple times. They give you time to go through their long menu and choose your food. They will come only when you call them and won't bother you for taking ur time. Always reachable but provides you privacy. U don't feel being watched by them which is a good thing. Food is yummm. Varanasi is all about good food and place is right at top. Fresh, tasty, good qty. Only possible negative could be the price of food which is just a little higher, not much but just a little. But it is worth every single penny. I stay in NCR and trust me guys a place like that is hard to find even here. Last, they charge service tax which they will waive off if you don't like their service. I don't think you will ask them to waive it off, they deserve it. It's that good.
We stayed 2 nights at the guest house and had our dinner and breakfasts here on both days. The food was delicious and freshly prepared, a lovely little rooftop restaurant and the host is very accommodating to dinner requests/preferences. The food is very reasonably priced, and the masala tea was very good. Highly Recommended!
This is the best place to eat in Varanasi. Quality is very high, the staff is very professional and ready to help for any kind of allergies to cook accordingly. We had veggie byriani, chicken Tikka Masala and Roti. All was more than delicious! The property is a kind of heritage building, beautiful and elegant. Outside you find a park/garden, a green peaceful corner where to relax and enjoy the smell of the flowers.
We booked three deluxe rooms for 8 nights as a group of 5. I chose this location initially for two reasons. My husband and I are visitors to Satyalok and the Brown Bread Bakery was situated closely. But we also considered other factors such as the menu available and Brown Bread Bakery wholly supports a school for disadvantaged children. The staff were excellent throughout the duration of our stay. Umar and Chandra in particular were standouts and went out of their way to make our stay memorable. In India so many places have become special because of the people, and so Brown Bread Bakery is now another such place for us. Tours are available with a passionate guide and really we consider doing local tours essential in order to truly appreciate your travels. Varanasi has a rich history, too great to comprehend without local input. These tours also support the school. Our rooms were comfortable with the showers being fantastic! Our beds allowed for good rest and there is a caged rooftop dining and rest area. The roof is caged to prevent monkeys visiting. If we needed money exchanging staff assisted, train tickets, staff assisted. All meals were freshly prepared and not one disappointed. Bring cash as the management and owner is trying to resolve International cards being processed on site, but for now if you don’t have an India card payment is with rupees. Rooms upstairs are quieter than the rooms closer to the street. This is no criticism to Brown Bread Bakery, as dogs in the lanes are protective of their respective areas overnight and can be noisy. We pre packed ear plugs as this is common everywhere in India. Bring a towel and if visiting in winter a hot water bottle. The Brown Bread Bakery is excellent for good priced accommodation, clean rooms, friendly / well presented / English speaking staff, great bread, cakes & cheeses as well as a diverse menu encompassing Italian, European and India cuisine. It is very close to the Ghats and shops. Be prepared to get a taxi to drop you on the main road and look for Brown Bread Bakery marked on buildings with a pointer to guide you through the lanes. If possible we recommend arriving during the day. It is not possible to get a taxi or tuk tuk to the door as the lanes are only wide enough for bikes or walking. Enjoy the experience!
The food here was great, we just fancied simple food, we asked for french fries, fried egg and bread and butter and asked for a cheese and onion sandwich and that’s what we got. The cappuccino and lime soda was great too and I noticed some delicious looking cakes. The customer service was impeccable. The food hygiene was perfect and the cafe was so clean. It is the best place around Assi Ghat where we were staying. There is nowhere else to go from what we witnessed that felt safe. I would recommend this place to anyone. The menu is quite limited but there is probably something to suit all tastes. Be aware though it is a small cafe so probably wouldn t be able to cater for large groups.
A friendly little place with a mighty menu. New Bread of Life was recommended by our hotel a few doors down. We thought, “Why not?” since we could almost fall out of our hotel’s lobby into the restaurant, and we were feeling particularly lazy about battling scooters for walking space to anywhere much farther. I wasn’t looking for the best paneer butter masala I’ve had, but I found it here. Perhaps this is blasphemous, considering the dish’s Delhi origins. I did have it at one of the places in Delhi that is believed to have invented it; theirs was good, but not as good as this, in my opinion. New Bread of Life’s chef is definitely their secret weapon. His fried rice is excellent. We had the corn soup flavored with ginger—also excellent. We tried the fresh-baked apple pie—excellent. We liked everything enough to return multiple times over the course of our week in Varanasi. The owner and staff really give you the feeling they’re happy to have you as their guest—this is while you’re sitting there eating, for a pittance, some of the best-tasting dishes anyone has possibly prepared for you in a while.
Well first of all Lucy is awesome, she is a sweet and trained dog. The hot chocolate and chai was so good, also the peanut butter sandwich and vegetable sandwich were really good. The place is small but cozy, with views to the river.
The RAM BHANDER is a small shop deep inside tiny lane , Thathari Bazer, shop remain open from 8am to 11 am they serve kachori , sabji and jilabi. TEST...YUMMY, Specially sabji with special chatni, must test when in varanasi.
Enjoy Your Breakfast, Lunch, and Diner with great view of Ganga from 7:00 am to 10:30 PM, with all the type of Indian & continental menu. Prices or not high (there are places where you pay more because of View) & staff are nice. ahh Free wifi
We've just return from our latest trip to India. One of the highlight of this trip was revisiting Jai Shive Restaurant in Varanasi, which has a special place in our hearts. Me and my boyfriend (now husband) first visited Jai Shive Restaurant while traveling as students across India back in 1998 (before TripAdvisor even existed). When arrived in Varanasi, we were looking for something tasteful and affordable to eat. We had no idea where to go (remember there was no TripAdvisor or wi-fi back then), so we were only led by our nose and indian mystical sense of direction. At the end we end up at this place Jai Shive Restaurant, which fortunately for all travelers, tourists and humankind in general still exist on the very same location and under the same name as 15 years ago. Wow indeed. We think this reference alone tops them all, don't you? They were remarkable back then and they are remarkable still. But that's not all. Beside the food, that will blow you away, there is something even more remarkable that must be mentioned - a stunning view of might river Ganges floating by just beeath the balcony or terrace were you will enjoy the true taste of Indian cuisine. Yes, this is not a glamorous restaurant, but every comfort you migth miss there, will be replaced with the heart and soul of this magical place. And we think if you learn to look life not with your eyes, but with your heart and soul, then you really learn the ultimate lesson of what India is all about. India is Jai Shive Restaurant. p.s.: we visited Jai Shive Restaurant on two occasions in November 2013 and on 14.8.1998, when we celebrated my husbands 24th birthday and the same friendly people from Jai Shive Restaurant gave my husband one of his most unexpected, but soon to become his favourite gifts ever - a paper napkin with dedication simply saying "Good luck and happy birthday" (we're posting the scan of the original napkin).
I was on a day excursion of Benares with a large group (Theosophical Society) which included a cruise on the Ganges & other sights. This is where we stopped for lunch. Bravo to the staff for handling so many different orders & providing separate bills. I had South Indian Thali as it's my favourite but my Lucknow pal had the North Indian & said it was delicious too. Everyone was happy with their various orders including a few Westerners unable to handle spicy food. This is a vegetarian restaurant.
This is a famous outlet for local food in Varanasi. In the morning, one can get some very good kachori, bhaji and jalebi here. One can get a flavour of local indian snacks, must visit if you visit varanasi.