Aum Cafe is located near Assi Ghat and is considered to be one of the healthiest options in the city. It serves pure vegetarian food that comprise of soups, starters, Lassi, organic Herbal Tea and a number of breakfast items. It opens at 7a that makes it ideal to have breakfast after your morning walk. The menu includes Idly, oatmeal, fresh fruits, eggless omelets and so on. It also serves herbal pasta, Veggie Burger and Mozzarella Cheese Pizza and sandwiches. The cafe believes that each one of their customer should eat healthy while eating out, thus taking care of their health first.
Perched on the rooftop of Kautilya Society, Filocafe is a neighborhood bistro frequented by the society's residents. The breezy terrace coffee shop offers an exciting selection of hot and cold beverages, frappes and light bites. Apart from the delicious espressos and cappuccinos, it also serves up about 45 different kinds of teas.
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.
Found a few steps away from Anand Mandir Road, Baati Chokha welcomes food connoisseurs to relish delectable local cuisine in a rustic setting. Handicraft accents, clay pots and white mud walls create an earthy atmosphere to savor the holy city's traditional grub. The cooks rely on age-old, secret recipes to doll out some toothsome local eats like the baati chokha, choorma and Banarasi kheer.
Authentic Korean food is on offer at this charming place at the Manikarnika Ghat. The ambiance is richly traditional and the food is genuinely impressive. The interiors are adorned with mixed symbols of Korean and Indian culture. The Korean wall writings and the Indian showpieces effortlessly convey the purpose of its existence. The food is served in large portions and is reasonably priced. Functional since 2001, the establishment is a welcome change to the dining scene of the city. An internet cafe and a musical instrument store part of the cafe also attracts lot of visitors.
Located at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple area, Shanti Cafe offers a refreshing change from the South Indian cuisine which is usually found in the area with some exotic Japanese delicacies along with a couple of Korean dishes. The restaurant's menu consists of delicacies like Miso Soup with Pork, Kimchi Cold Soba and Pork Curry which is a far cry from the vegetarian food found in the area. A range of traditional Indian beverages like masala chai and lassi are served alongside Japanese teas and coffee to provide some variety. Although the decor is minimal, the food alone is quite a draw for tourists.
Tandoor Villa on Nadesar Main Road is a famous outpost for classic North Indian preparations and sees crowds pouring in from far and wide. The elegant interiors are well-done with dim lights, plush dining booths and sharp lines. Villa's menu is a true ode to the ancient culinary choices of Indian royals, with preparations like Murgh Tikka (chicken bbq), Paneer Lababdar and Dal Makhani, among other hearty picks.
Located at Hotel Varuna, VNS LIVE STUDIO is a lively spot to enjoy delectable Chinese and Indian specialties. The restaurant also offers hookah pipes to those who like to smoke up flavored Herbal Sheesha along with delicious cuisine. It is one of the few restaurants in Varanasi serving authentic Egyptian-style sheesha pipes. This lively restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating and often has live music.
The Chocolate Room is part of a popular chain of cafes with a strong presence across India. This Chocolate Room outlet finds itself in the city's busy SIGRA Shopping Mall and welcomes shoppers, locals and tourists alike. Find an eclectic menu that features decadent smoothies and shakes, piquant Mexican eats, wholesome sandwiches and inventive cocktails. An ideal hangout for chocolate buffs, it also serves up refreshing infusions and frothy coffees.
Lemon Grass Fine Dine & Lounge Bar offers a laid-back ambiance to devour authentic Chinese and Indian delicacies. The charming dining area features striking interiors and accents, complete with plush dining booths and dim lights. Menu includes an exhaustive list of Chinese standards and traditional Indian preparations, along with some interesting continental eats. Wash down those appetizing portions with their amazing selection of cocktails, mocktails and other beverages.
A glistening white Buddha statue, along with sharp lines and minimalist accents complete a refined setting for a fine meal at Ocean. Located at the lobby level of Rivatas By Ideal, this multi-cuisine restaurant beguiles your taste buds with an 'ocean' of flavors. Find an expansive menu that features authentic Continental, Chinese and North Indian preparations. Ocean also has a lavish buffet spread if you wish to explore its varied offerings at one go.