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India City Family Restaurant is a cozy spot to relish appetizing Indian fare in the heart of the city. The open-air dining area features spaciously laid out dining booths and a lot of potted plants adding to its serene ambiance. Peruse its menu to choose from those savory standards like Dal Handi and Palak Paneer, among other equally appealing preparations.
Anamika Coffee and Kulfi House is a famous ice cream parlor that was established quite a few years ago. Since then it has become the favorite of not only the locals but also the tourists from across the country. It is a very small joint but well maintained and neatly kept. Apart from kulfis and ice creams it also serves snacks. Some of the items from its menu include Masala Dosa, Idli, Pav Bhaji, Sattu Paratha, Manchurian and Chilli Paneer. It is an affordable place so you will surely be tempted to do often.
Not to be confused with the global burger chain, this Burger King restaurant is immensely popular with locals who swear by it. Families with kids, teenagers and students are spotted here at all times chomping down a variety of cheese pizzas, stuffed parathas, pav bhaji and other delicious deep-fried vegetarian snacks. Preparation time and service is rather quick too so come for a sampling of fast-food - the Indian way!
eastWEST is located in the famous Radisson Hotel. As the name suggests, his restaurant offers some of the most authentic Eastern and Western cuisines. It also provides a friendly service and a convivial atmosphere. They open at 6.30 am for breakfast, at 12 noon for lunch and at 7:00 pm for dinner. The dishes served are either buffet style or á la carte. It has a lot of space and can seat around 116 guests at a time. They have an open kitchen where you can see fire-wood for baking fresh Italian pizzas. This restaurant is indeed a delight and offers a fine dining experience.
Kashi Chat Bhandar is one of the famous fast food restaurants serving snacks and Chats. Some of the items they serve are Dahi Bhalla, Aloo Tikki, Paani Puri, Papri Chat, Mixed Chat and Dahi Masala Chat. In their sweet menu, Rabri Jalebi is the best. It has a typical Banarasi taste. The place is very small but is well maintained and clean. The prices are kept as low as possible so you can come here often with a gang of friends and enjoy munching some tasty snacks.
The Open Hand Shop and Cafe is an oasis of sorts for Westerners seeking solace in the familiarity of smoothies, frozen yogurts, mouth-watering muffins, steaming hot cappuccinos, fruit plates, crunchy salads, freshly-baked pastries and more. You can also pick up some free-trade merchandise, post cards and bookmarks made by locals at competitive rates. Rhyne the manager will charm you with her knowledge about Varanasi and little anecdotes to match. Free internet available!
Flavours Cafe is located near Banaras Hindu University. It serves great snacks, desserts and beverages. To start with they have some amazing signature drinks such as Masala Mocha, Masala Latte and Masala Cappuccino. The beverage menu includes fruit punch, desi drinks, fruit juices, iced tea, smoothies and milkshakes. The snack menu consists of pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, French fries and rolls. A visit to this cafe is incomplete without trying their Chocolate Danish Pastry, Banana Muffin and Caramal Mocha Cake. The menu is quite affordable and the quality of food is sure to bring you back again and again.