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“A Gem”
Review of Vaatika Cafe

Vaatika Cafe
Ranked #27 of 250 Restaurants in Varanasi
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Gem”
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This was a real gem of a place to find. Varanasi is interesting but very busy. After walking along the Ghats we were looking for somewhere for some refreshments. Saw a small sign and walked up the steps to take a look. Place looked ok so we went in.

Absolutely lovely. Good, friendly service. Good coffee. Good pizza. They had banana loaf and i asked for a piece and the whole loaf was cut up for me! Bit of a shock but my wife and i polished it off as it was very tasty. Also not expensive.

We went in three times altogether. Mixture of Indians and tourists. It is at the end of the Ghats and is not that easy to find. Up a narrow flight of steps. A Buddhist bookshop is at the top at one side with the cafe at the other side.

Very good helpful service. I would highly recommend.

  • Visited January 2017
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Thank K T
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English first
New Delhi, India
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great view, good pizzas, but over priced”
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The outdoor cafe has a great view of the Assi Ghat and its activity. The pizzas and pasta were above average in taste, possibly the best you will get in Varanasi, though not exactly authentic Italian. The food and beverages were a little over priced.

  • Visited January 2017
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Good apple pie!”
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The pizza is obviously not italian style but tasty while the apple pie was delicious! The view from outside is quite pleasant.

  • Visited February 2016
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Thank Frensis C
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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“poor”
Reviewed 7 January 2017

good place if you are a foreigner, a race discrimination can easily seen in this restaurant though maximum no. of visitors and repeat customers are indian they serve better to foreigners.

food is average ,they have a clay oven in the open, service is slow salt and pepper container are unhygienic and hard to eat after watching these (dont know how they clean the dishes).

the only thing i like about this place is view of river Ganga.

  • Visited April 2016
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great apple pie”
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Pizza was ok, good relative to the other pizzas I've had in India.
Nice location with a good terrace.
Portions were a bit small.
Great apple pie.

  • Visited December 2016
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Thank Emily F
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