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An erstwhile 19th-century residence of a royal Nepalese family, Hotel Surya is home to Canton Royale, a charming fusion cuisine eatery serving up an array of world flavors. The restaurant features an imperial setting, complete with ivory walls and upholstered dining chairs. Menu features myriad delicacies across cuisines like continental, Chinese, Thai and Mexican. Guests can dine inside the royal palace or choose to enjoy their meal in its sprawling gardens.
Mangi Ferra is a cafe and a juice bar. It is located in Hotel Surya in the Cantonment area. It offers a relaxed atmosphere that is perfect to hang out with friends. Some of the items from its menu include fresh fruit juices, smooties, espresso coffee drinks, tea, beer, vodka, whiskey and a variety of snacks. Kebabs and Tikka are the two most loved items here. They also serve Fish Finger, Vegetable Spring Roll, Mexican Chips and Salsa, Loaded Nachos and Lollypops.
The Brown Bread Bakery has plunged abysmally in terms of hygiene, ambiance and service, ever since the original German owner Michael left after differences with his Indian partner. Drawn in by previous glowing reviews in popular backpacker guides, unsuspecting budget travelers and backpackers still arrive here only to be greeted by a musty odor, mice scurrying hurriedly between cushions and lethargic service. Make sure you ask the waiter if you are likely to get what is included in a set meal; the chefs often replace non-vegetarian items for vegetarian ones, for example mushrooms replace meat. The menu rattles on about various N.G.O's supported by this cafe as well as the freshest meat being flown in from Delhi. For what it's worth, the prices are inflated but then again, to each his own. Go for yourself and check it out - and maybe later head to the newer Brown Bread Bakery on the other side of the road for an unbiased comparison. The old Brown Bread Bakery is a perfect example of how change in management can make or break a business.
The Pizzeria Vatika Cafe deserves all of the acclaim it receives - this place truly dishes out the best Italian cuisine offered in all of Varanasi, and the standards haven't dropped since its inception in 1993. Wood-fired pizzas, focacia, cheesy lasgnas and even Chinese and Indian dishes await you at this cafe ensconced in leafy foliage where obliging waiters attend to you with rapt attention. For dessert, try their much-loved apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream and cinnamon! Pretty views of the river and a chance to catch up with other backpackers is yet another reason why Vatika emerges a winner.