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Open Hand Shop & Cafe

Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 542 236 9751
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“club sandwich” (5 reviews)
“cakes” (29 reviews)
“cheesecake” (16 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Indian, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
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11 - 20 of 483 reviews

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Very expensive menu. I just wanted to go there to kill heat. food was average and not much options. beverage was good.

Thank Deepak A
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

It’s fantastic, great menu, lots of choice, delicious food, great coffee. Here they do not copy another but they are unique in what they offer. Try the ginger /chili wake up juice!

Thank Ira1971
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The cafe has a very pleasant atmosphere, it is located in an ancient building in a quiet street near assi ghat. Each room houses some shop articles, which is all in the organic/hipster ballpark, and some sofas and chairs and tables. Food is really great:...More

Thank Frederik L
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Good place to get some good coffee and have some pastries in Varanasi. It has a nice patio available, but it does get a bit of a crowd. The patio may be full in which case you eat in the store.

Thank Benjamin R
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Open Hand may cater to tourists, but there's so much on the menu to like. The smoothies, the shakes, the juices, breakfast (the pancakes are more like crepes and oh so good); pastas are tasty and spin on potato salad (yes, potato salad!) is worth...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by this coffee shop because the reviews were high. I cannot understand why it is so highly rated.. the only upside of this place is that it appears clean. the staff were not friendly - barely acknowledged us when we walked in. Despite this,...More

1  Thank TravellingFields4evr
OpenHandIndia, Owner at Open Hand Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Hi, Travellingfields. Thank you for your honest review. I'll reply end to start. Out payment system is done online so therefore our staff would grab the nearest device to generate your bill. Regarding the staff not being friendly we apologise sincerely. We will work on...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast, the food was good but a bit pricier than others in the area. I wouldn't mind going again but I wouldn't make it a point to visit again. Paid INR 500 for two (french toast, latter, tea, club sandwich)

Thank SurfaceNomads
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Great little place for a break from the hustle and bustle. Good place to get a decent coffee and the staff are very nice!

Thank c0n028
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast here after watching the morning prayer & our sunrise boat tour of the river Ganges. There were many western breakfast options which can be a welcome change after eating Indian for 5 days straight! They advertise 'good' coffee with many options (espresso, plunger,...More

Thank Serenelouise
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This is service👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 Food is amazing, the service and atmosphere is inviting and food tantalizing. Make sure to make the trip👍🏻

Thank Juné B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$5
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi District  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 542 236 9751
  • E-mail
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. You can smell our home baked cakes from far and soon we'll be serving homemade ice cream as well. In Leh our meals consist of organic veggies, true to the spirit of Ladakh where nature still rules. Sit on our balcony in the holy city of Varanasi and sip some of India's best coffee while you watch Indian life go by. Stop by for some hot and spicy chai at our manufacturing unit in Old Delhi. We love visitors!
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