Open Hand Cafés

There is no substitute for good coffee and you will find it at Open Hand!

Open Hand Cafés and Bistros

The products offered at Open Hand Cafés and Bistros cater to Western tastes, and include hot and cold beverages, baked goods, and meals. These offerings are continuously customized based on customer preference, and vary based on store location and market. All cafes also offer free wireless internet access to customers.

Hot and cold beverages include coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milkshakes, smoothies, juices, and sodas. Open Hand coffee is hand-made and unique and is the main reason why some customers frequent Open Hand Shops. Open Hand has developed its own medium dark roast espresso blend, using the best Arabic and Robusta blends available in India. Also unique to Open Hand is the signature “Rooibos” drink, forming a bridge between teas and coffees and available in cranberry and spice cappuccino flavors, and both hot and cold. Also available is organic coffee and health drinks; beverages can be converted into low fat, low calorie drinks. Soon, Open Hand Shops will also be serving fresh squeezed fruit juices.

Baked goods include bagels, fresh breads, cakes, muffins, sweet pastries, pies, and a variety of cookies and desserts. A variety of breakfast options are available, as well as light and main meals. Sandwiches are prepared to taste from bread and paninis, and are made available in pre-packed portions as per customer specifications. Other light meals offered are salads, pastas, and wraps. Also available are yoghurt, frozen yoghurt, and ice cream treats. All dishes are made from fresh ingredients, rather than from frozen or pre-packaged ingredients.

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Some Open Hand Café reviews – see all the nice things NICE people write about us

www.tripadvisor.com – Open Hand Espresso Bar & Bistro, Leh-Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir

www.lonelyplanet.com – Open Hand Shop & Café Varanasi

www.tripadvisor.com – Open Hand Café Kochi, Kerala

www.tripadvisor.com – Open Hand Shop & Café Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Donate India Images

HELP!

Dear Traveler here’s how YOU can get involved and help: did you know you can DONATE high quality and resolution images taken by you during your travels in India to Open Hand. We are always looking for fresh images for our advertising and marketing. The images will be used solely by Open Hand for our own marketing needs and will not be resold or redistributed in any way by us without your approval.

Images we can use need to meet the following requirements
- clear pixels (image size not smaller than 1 MB)
- high resolution (150 to 300dpi)
- good exposure
- a creative grasp of the theme
- be of an Open Hand Café Destination Area (AES, Fort Kochi, Leh, Manali, Paharganj/Delhi, Varanasi) or a really nice shot of general India.
- you must be the owner of the image
- allow us to edit the images to meet our needs.

Please send low resolution images or a link to images you would like to donate that meet the requirements above to openhanddesigner@gmail.com. If your images have been selected we will mail you for the higher resolution images.

Some Contributors:

Here are some of those amazing and generous photographers out there who share our love for India and permits us to use their work.

OpenHand Scarf Collection 2012:

  • The OpenHand Scarf Collection 2012 was done by Clayton High Photography follow him on www.facebook.com/claytonhighphotography

  • Varanasi City Images:

  • Photos where mentioned Courtesy: Siva Subramanian Vasanth, Siva’s website www.vsiva.com & Follow him on www.flickr.com

  • Open Hand Images:

  • Photos of Open Hand Production Staff Courtesy: Santosh Achari, Santosh’s website www.santoshachari.com & Follow him on Picasa Web Albums
  • "Open Hand has the potential to transform societies, empower the poor by operating ethically, providing fair wages and training, and to contribute significantly to social causes."