We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Open Hand Shop & Cafe

Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 542 236 9751
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (43 reviews)
“cheesecake” (14 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 21:00All hours
Indian, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (542)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

111 - 120 of 449 reviews

Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

I went there for a Sunday lunch with three friends. I really liked the colourful decorations of all of the rooms with hand made items. The prices for some items are high but they're fair trade. The food and drink that I ordered wasn't available...More

Thank Hanneke v
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

I probably had too many coffees here trying to make up for the normal watered down Nescafé you normally get here. But it was very good coffee I had an americano and two double espressos both delicious. My gf and I had salads I thoroughly...More

Thank MrStagg
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

This place has the best coffee I have tasted in North India. The food is delicious and they have very reasonable portion sizes, so you are not overeating. Nice ambience to the place (which doubles as a shop for various items tanging from clothes to...More

1  Thank Emma M
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Varanasi is insane on a quiet day. During holidays it is even worse. Open Hand offers a quiet retreat with great food and drinks. There is also a shop that sells handicrafts and some beautiful carpets. Owned be ex-South Africans. En ja, hulle praat Afrikaans

1  Thank Mario1547
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Very great place. Amazing food. Good for breakfast, lunch or diner. A romantic one. You can order anything and you can be sure it'll be very tasty. Beautiful decorations in indian style. This place sales a handmade staff like bracelets, pillow covers and much more...More

1  Thank Marta W
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped here after reading on lonely planet that it was worth giving a try and found it quite nice. In Varanasi you won't really find a pretty place that's spot on clean and "comfortable" so this is an okay place to...More

1  Thank EvePower
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

The coffee was very good although service was extremely slow. Lovely air-conditioned seating area but would not recommend it if you are in a hurry. The attached shop has a variety of clothes and gift items for sale. Quite expensive but quality quite good and...More

1  Thank Oonagh H
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

This Western-style cafe is quirky, fun, and has good food. And if you are South African and missing home, you can even order a cup of Rooibos with a sugar and cinnamon pancake - the owners are ex-South Africans :-)

Thank ilsef777
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

As some other places selling westren food, here you can find a good coffee. The shop sells medium class staff. I saw better places in Varansi. Prices fair and service good

Thank Yair E
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

The place has a western style with a boutique shop and a decent menu. I didn't try the food but I came for the coffee twice. Great cappuccino (good coffee, good size, perfect foam). It's pricy compared with other places in Varanasi but it's hard...More

Thank Plagebleu
Nearby Restaurants
Itihaas Alley Kitchen
107 reviews
.05 km away
Ashish Cafe
117 reviews
.14 km away
Aum Cafe
294 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Assi Ghat
814 reviews
.22 km away
Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple
187 reviews
.70 km away
Monkey Temple (Durga Temple)
357 reviews
.53 km away
Ruchika Art Gallery
52 reviews
.49 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Open Hand Shop & Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing