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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.
Shri Restaurant is the rooftop dining venue of the eponymous guesthouse in the heart of the holy city. The open-air space features a rustic vibe, of wooden planks, dining booths, small lamps and a thatched roof lending it a very countryside feel. Menu features an array of Indian and European breakfast specialties, apart from light bites, pizzas, sizzlers and Chinese picks.
i:ba Cafe Restaurant is a slice of Japan in Varanasi in every respect. With a wonderful decor that stands out from the rest of the eateries, one can expect a slew of authentically prepared Japanese dishes served to perfection. Prices are not too high and the service is friendly. The only downside is its distance from the main Dasashwamedh Road however if you happen to be living around Assi Ghat, i:ba is not too far.