20 Best Brunch Spots in Varanasi


Varanasi is famous for miniature waterfalls, aloo puri, and most importantly the Ganges. Also known as Benaras, it is the spiritual capital of India and is visited by a lot of people every year.

Here is a list of the best brunch spots you can try in Varanasi

1. Pappu Chai

Pappu Chai Stall is a popular place in Varanasi that serves the best chai in the city. The tea is made with an unconventional method and tastes remarkable which makes it a must try. The stall has been running from 80 years and is run by Manoj who loves to serve tea just like his grandfather and father. Head over to this stall to keep you going throughout the day.

Location: Assi Lanka Road

Cost for two: INR 30


2. Varanasi Cafe and Bakery

Varanasi Cafe and Bakery is a small rooftop cafe which is a family run business known for their jams and bread. Apart from Indian cuisine, they serve Continental, Italian, and European food. The magnificent view of Ganga and a wide variety of dishes make this place a must visit.

Location: D3/75 Meer Ghat

Cost for two: INR 500


3. Niyati Café

Niyati Cafe is a small cafe located in the lanes of Maan Mandir. The owner makes all the food served in the restaurant makes an amazing spot to enjoy brunch. The brunch menu consists of peanut butter toast, baked beans on toast, banana and milk porridge, sandwiches, and muesli etc.

Location: D15/5, Maan Mandir, Dashashwamedh Ghat

Cost for two: INR 450


4. The Palate

If you are looking for a luxurious breakfast and brunch option, then you must head to The Palate. They offer food from a lot of cuisines like Continental, Italian, and Asian. The staff is courteous and warm that will make your brunch a memorable one. Both their buffet menu and a la carte are delicious.

Location: Ramada Plaza JHV, The Mall, Cantonment, Nadesar

Cost for two: INR 1400


5. Vishwanath Gali

Apart from being a popular shopping destination, Vishwanath Gali is known for its street food and traditional breakfast and brunch. The fried fresh Kachoris or Pooris served with Aloo ki sabzi make a perfect brunch. End your meal with hot and crispy jalebis served here.

Location: Vishwanath Gali, Lahori Tola

Cost for two: INR 200


6. Blue Lassi

Blue Lassi is located near the Vishwanath Temple which is a popular joint in Varanasi. It has become famous for its signature drink, the Pomegranate Orange Lassi, which is a delight. It is frequently visited by travellers.  The walls of this place are adorned with letters, postcards, and photographs.  They deliver a variety of chilled lassis. Though their dishes are purely vegetarian, it is one of the best brunch spots in the city where you can hog on their buttery aloo parathas with chilled, fruity lassi.

Location: CK 12/1, Kachowari Gali Chowk, Near Rajbandhu, Bengali Tola, Varanasi

Cost for two: INR 250


7. Kadambari Coffee House

Ask anyone in the city where you can get the best filter coffee, and they will take you to this place. It is located inside the Clarks Hotel. It is often visited by students and working professionals because of its light menu and soft lighting. The coffee is made from a rich harvest that comes from traditional plantations in South India. It is also famous for serving delectable brunch.

Location: Clarks Hotel, The Mall, Cantonment, Nadesar, Varanasi

Cost for two: INR 1500

Kadambari -Coffee-House

8. Open Hand Espresso & Bistro

Start your lazy Sunday morning by enjoying a hot cup of coffee, eggs, and the magnificent view of pilgrims walking past the Ganges at this place. It is a non-profit establishment which focuses on developing a professional background for unskilled workers. Catch a great conversation with your friends or loved ones while having their delicious pancakes.

Location: B1-128-3, Dumraun Bagh Colony, Near Assi Ghat, Varanasi

Cost for two: INR 450


9. Bread of Life Bakery

Bread of Life Bakery is one of the oldest establishments in Varanasi is a casual spot to enjoy a sandwich or pancakes for brunch. It is a delightful place to enjoy freshly baked goods in the city. They also offer herbal tea to enjoy with your meals with soft music in the background.

Location: B-3/322, Shivala, Near Agrawal Radio, Sigra, Varanasi.

Cost for two: INR 600


10. Kerala Café

Get ready to make your gastronomic journey delightful while visiting Kerala Cafe. The freshly brewed coffee with the delectable dishes showcases wholesome goodness of Southern cuisine. Order hot dosas, idlis or uttapams for a perfect brunch meal.

Location: Bhelupur Road, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Cost for two: INR INR 300


11. Rajat’s Roof 80

You can enjoy a quick bite and late breakfast from Rajat’s Roof 80 as they specialize in North Indian, Chinese, and Italian. They showcase vibrant decor with Yogic theme. The menu is strictly vegetarian, and they serve breakfast combinations like jam on toast with hot masala tea. Many travelers enjoy having mushroom spring rolls or veg pakoras while visiting this place.

Location: B 1/129 A Assi Ghat Road, Near Assi Ghat, Assi, Anandbagh, Dumraon Colony, Varanasi

Cost for two: INR 400


12. Banana Leaf

Banana Leaf is a famous restaurant known for its great food, soothing ambiance and courteous staff. This place delivers authentic South Indian dishes that you can enjoy for brunch. It is well furnished with interiors and has a spacious seating area to catch a good brunch in the city. Make sure you try their Makhanwala Paneer and Villa Pulao which is famous among the tourists.

Location: Hotel Premiere Villa, B-26/4-M-26, Ramapuri Colony, Sankat Mochan, Lanka, Varanasi

Cost for two: INR 700


13. The Mark Café

The Mark Cafe is a perfect place to enjoy the great breakfast and brunch collection. They serve freshly brewed coffee and have a wide variety of muffins, pies, and cakes. Since it has recently renovated, the place offers calm and soothing interiors.

Location: Plot 52, Dumraun Bagh Colony, Assi Ghat, Varanasi

Cost for two: INR 500


14. The Tripling Bistro

It is a famous rooftop restaurant in Varanasi offering dishes from various cuisines like Italian, Continental, Mexican, and Chinese. The beautiful, open-air restaurant along with the magnificent view of the Ganges make a perfect spot for brunch. You must try their Falafel Platter and Panini Sandwich.

Location: Dumraun Bagh, Assi Ghat

Cost for two: INR 500


15. I:ba Cafe and Restaurant

This place is already famous among travellers for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The typical Japanese seating arrangement like cushions and mattresses on the ground gives you the feel of its authenticity.  Head to this place to try their Tempura and Iced Tea.

Location: B3/335, Krimkund, Shivala, Varanasi

Cost for two: INR 1000


16. Taste King

As the name suggests, Taste King really lives up to its name. Try their Sattu ka parantha for a perfect brunch meal.

Location: S 19/1 K, Mint House, Near Hotel Taj, Nai Bazar Cantt, Nadesar, Varanasi

Cost for two: INR 350


17. Ocean- The Rivatas

If you are looking for a fine dining experience, then this place is a must visit. Their breakfast buffet has a lot of variety ranging from aloo pooris to Gosht-e-josh.

Location: Rivatas, The Mall Road, Cantonment, Nadesar, Varanasi

Cost for two: INR 1800


18. Brown Bread Bakery

Brown Bread Bakery is located right at the heart of the city where you will find a lot of dishes from international cuisines. The rooftop seating provides a calm atmosphere to enjoy a perfect brunch with your loved ones.

Location: D 25/42, Ganga Mahal, Bangali Tola, Pandey Ghat, Varanasi

Cost for two: INR 500


19. Dosa Café

Dosa Cafe is a five-minute walk from Dashaswmedh Ghat which serves 50 different types of Idli, Dosa, and Uttapams. What more can you ask for a perfect brunch?

Location: D-15/49, Maan Mandir, Dashaswmedh Road, Varanasi

Cost for two: INR 450


20. Aum Café

Aum Cafe is a small cafe run by a foreigner lady. The food is made with fresh ingredients which makes your brunch healthy and delicious.

Location: B1/201, Assi Ghat, Varanasi

Cost for two: INR 400