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Open Hand Espresso Bar & Bistro

Library Rd | Near Hotel Yak Tail, Leh 194101, India
+91 98719 09777
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (21 reviews)
“great coffee” (6 reviews)
“india” (16 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
Indian, Italian, American, Cafe, European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Library Rd | Near Hotel Yak Tail, Leh 194101, India
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came the day they opened and several times after. Very different from the other restaurants whoom all serve more or less the same food.

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 21 July 2016

its supposed to be near our hotel but its not there anymore. Was told they have shut down because of construction and so, it was not worth the trip. They should have updated this on Tripadvisor instead of wasting our time.

5  Thank gurgaonqueen
Reviewed 11 June 2016

after walking 20minutes we reached the place .. there's nothing we asked some local people what happened with restaurant the told us is closed down we waste our timeMore

3  Thank rktiwari2
DebiG2000, Manager at Open Hand Espresso Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Dear RK Tiwari, We are so sorry that this listing was not updated sooner. We are indeed closed for the 2016 season as we are relocating for 2017. Thank you for stopping by. We hope you will be back again next year or soon -...More

Reviewed 21 April 2016

brilliant place the usual old road with an open enclosure and brimming with a eclectic mix of hip local people and touristsf from india and abroad. good continental affair

Thank travellingpantsdown
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

i can't say enough good things about Open Hand Cafes/Markets! they teach women and girls who they have been able to take off the streets and teach them the traditional arts of their cultures and give them both a national and international market for them...More

1  Thank Ingo N
Reviewed 31 January 2016

If you are looking for a relaxed place to hang out, this is it. The location is cosy, so you feel at home, especially as the stuff really takes care and can be also great fun, if you come to know them. The menu is...More

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Comfortable spot for affordable food with reliable hygiene and good coffee and tea, Breakfast is the strongest of their meal offerings, but also a popular place for late afternoon gathering. The attached shop has a good selection of crafts.

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 9 October 2015

It is one of the more modern cafe's in Leh, nice vibe, with excellent food & coffee. They also have a nice little shop for you to pick up some gifts while travelling. The staff were also very helpful, on chatting to one of the...More

Thank Karthi P
Reviewed 25 September 2015

A must visit for all Travelers coming to Ladakh !! Open hand cafe serves the best coffee in Leh also their breakfast is absolutely a must have. Chunwi the manager of the Cafe greets everyone with a smile & say Jullay (traditional ladakhi welcome). Their...More

Thank Amish S
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Hi Travelers, This is an amazing place to have a sip of coffee with you friends and beloved ones.The place will serve you with nice coffee. I first got to know about this cafe at Varanasi and second I found in Leh. DO visit them,...More

Thank shubhra g
OpenHandIndia, Owner at Open Hand Espresso Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2015

Hi, Shubhra. Greetings from the OpenHand team. We appreciate the kind review you wrote of our cafe. May you visit again. Greetings Cornelia Bosman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Parking Available
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Library Rd | Near Hotel Yak Tail, Leh 194101, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Jammu and Kashmir  >  Ladakh  >  Leh District  >  Leh
  • Phone Number: +91 98719 09777
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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 or by one of our charitable partners. You can smell our home baked cakes from far and we serve homemade ice cream as well. In Leh our meals consist of organic veggies, true to the spirit of Ladakh where nature still rules. Find us in Fort Road, Raku Complex.
Enjoy watching India walk past from the balcony of our café in the holy city of Varanasi while you sip on some of India's best coffee or stop by for a cup of hot and spicy chai at our Pahargang Cafe & Gallery on the outskirts of Old Delhi's Paharganj area. We love visitors!
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