1. Kerala Cafe
Location: B20/44, Bhelupur Road, Bhelupur, Varanasi.
An old restaurant in Varanasi which serves South Indian dishes. It is as authentic as it can get. The food is delicious and cheap, which only serves as an encouragement to come here more often. They have a variety of dishes and the service is impeccable. It is open throughout the week but gets crowded quickly which explains how incredible the food is.
2. I: BA Cafe & Restaurant
Location: B 3/335B, Near Agrawal Radio, Kreem Kund, Shivala, Varanasi
One of the high-end restaurants in Varanasi; they specialize in dishes of the North Indian, Japanese, Continental, and American cuisines. This place has a way of making people fall in love with Japanese food and culture. The staff are knowledgeable about the dishes and recommend dishes when we do not know what to order. This place is quite expensive, but the food makes it worth it. It is open throughout the week.
3. Aum Cafe
Location: Assi Ghat, Shivala, Varanasi
This is a vegetarian restaurant which specializes in desserts and healthy foods like salads and soup. This cafe is one of the best places to have breakfast because of the mood and the environment. The food is light and does not make you feel stuffy. It is also not expensive, making it the go to spot for everyone. Anyone who eats in this restaurant will be eating healthy and nutritious food, and will have a taste of the calm environment.
4. Kashi Chat Bhandar
Location: D.37/49, Luxa Rd, Godowalia, Sidhgiribagh, Varanasi
It is an Indian street food shop with serves vegetarian food only. It is incredibly popular among the locals and the tourist who visit this place. The popular dishes are Tomato Chaat, Pani puri, Aloo Tikki, Gulab Jamun, and Aloo Chaat. You will find this place open from early morning to late night throughout the week. It is light on the pocket and one can have a taste of the Indian food in this restaurant or Cafe. It is also one of the oldest places to eat in, in Varanasi.
5. Megu Cafe
Location: D-8/1, Kalika Gali, Bihari Puri Math, Near Golden Temple, Lahori Tola, Varanasi
It is one of the few cafes in Varanasi that has outstanding and authentic Japanese as well as Chinese food. For the vegetarians, this place has very good vegetarian options that will make you drool. Though it may be small, the ambiance is perfect and the staff is very courteous. They are closed only on Sundays and open the rest of the week. You cannot miss out on this cafe if you love Japanese food, which is on the lighter side of the pocket.
6. The Mark Cafe
Location: Plot No. 52, Durraobagh park, Assi Varanasi, Assi Ghat Road, Dumraon Colony, Varanasi
This cafe is the perfect hangout spot which serves food of Indian, Italian, and Chinese cuisine. They have many different choices for vegetarians and also for vegans. It is open throughout the week and it is quite light on the pocket. It is also suitable for business meetings and family meetings. The ambiance is different as well as friendly.
7. Itihaas-Alley Kitchen
Location: B1/111 221002, Assi ™Rd, Bhelupur, Varanasi
This restaurant has beautiful interior decoration and serves food of Indian, Asian, Chinese, and Mediterranean cuisines. It has many vegetarian as well as vegan options which are suitable for the tourists who come to eat here. They serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. This place is open throughout the week and it is perfect for family outings or get togethers. It is also not too tight on the pocket and anyone on a budget can come and eat.
8. Everest Café & Momo Corner
Location: Bangali Tola, Varanasi
This restaurant is one of the few that serve to the best momos in the city. They also specialize in Asian, Nepali, and Indian cuisines. They offer food for three important meals of the day; they also offer food for brunch. This place is reasonable and the service is prompt. The food is worth the amount you pay.
9. Shree Cafe Vegetarian Restaurant
Location: D.15/2, Maan Mandir, Dashaswamedh, Varanasi
This restaurant serves pure vegetarian food. The ambiance of this restaurant is very welcoming and family oriented; the sub perfect place for the family get together or for hanging out with friends. They serve food of Indian, Asian, and international cuisines. The food is priced reasonably and the taste is not compromised. They are open throughout the week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. One cannot miss out on this peaceful and welcoming restaurant.
10. Dosa Cafe
Location: D15/49, Maan Mandir, Dashaswamegh Ghat, Varanasi
Like the name suggests, this cafe is known for the variety of dosas that they serve. You can also find various idli and uthappam varieties in this cafe. The dosas are cooked with ghee which makes it a bit greasy but also unbearably tasty. This place is mainly visited by tourists as the shop is located near the famous Maan Mandir. They are open throughout the week but are a little expensive.
11.Brown Bread Bakery
Location: Sonarpura Rd, Pandey Ghat, Bangali Tola, Varanasi
It is one of the few organic bakeries in Varanasi and it is the first of its kind. They serve vegan and raw and it is the first restaurant to serve food like that in this city. This way healthy and nutritious organic food is served to the customers. You will find this bakery in one of the most popular areas in Varanasi which overlooks a beautiful view that will leave you mesmerized. It is open throughout the week and it is a bit expensive but it is worth it.
12. Tandoor Villa
Location: S-17/317 Nadesar Main Road, Near SBI ATM, Nadesar, Varanasi
Located in the main streets of Varanasi this restaurant specializes in North Indian food, especially in the Mughal equation. The most popular dishes of this restaurant are Dahi ke Kabab, Paneer Butter Masala, Phirni, and Moong Dal Halwa. The ambiance is family oriented and the quality of food is just amazing. The prices are reasonable for the food that is offered and the taste is exquisite.
13. Pizzeria Vaatika Cafe
Location: B-1/178, Assi Ghat, Varanasi
This cafe serves only vegetarian food and specializes in dishes of the Italian and Chinese cuisines; the former’s focus is mainly on pizza. The regulars who visited this restaurant prefer eating apple pie, thin crust pizza, white sauce pasta, and cheese pizza. The ambiance of this restaurant is very soothing and it overlooks a splendid view. The prices are reasonable for the top-quality food that is offered.
14. Shri Annapurna Restaurant, Banquet & Sweet Shop
Location: Shop No. J-12/16-A, Ramkatora, Near Sunbeam Dalims, Varanasi
This restaurant is famous for the vegetarian meals they offer and for the variety of vegetarian dishes they offer. They are open throughout the week. The prices are reasonable and the service is quick. The ambiance of this restaurant is friendly and homely. It has the traditional Indian seating; on the floor with cushions and a chowki for the thalis. They also have a dessert shop which serves a wide variety of Indian desserts.
15. New India Family Restaurant
Location: Opp. Taksal Cinema, Gurukripa colony Near Taj Hotel, Varanasi
This is one of the few restaurants which specialise in dishes of Indian, international, and Asian cuisine. The staff are courteous and helpful when it comes to the menu. The food is delicious and the service is good. They have many vegetarian dishes too. The ambiance is cheerful and family oriented and this restaurant is open throughout the week.
16. The Palate
Location: The Mall, Cantonment, Varanasi
One of the high-end restaurants in Varanasi where you can find food dishes of Indian, Asian, and Continental cuisines. The reason why it attracts a lot of tourist population is that they have vegan and gluten free dishes. The prices are a bit on the expensive side but the ambiance and food is amazing, which just might make it worth your money.
17. Niyati Cafe
Location: Behind Rashmi Guest House, Varanasi
It is a small cafe. They offer dishes from the Indian and Asian cuisines. It only serves vegetarian food. This cafe is open throughout the week and is also is one the places visited by the locals. The service is excellent and quick. The place might be small and not very easy on the eye but the food is extremely delicious.
18. Jyoti Cafe
Location: 32/2 Bangali Tola Dashaswmedh Road, Varanasi
This is one of the cafes that is frequented by many of the locals and tourists. They have an incredible vegetarian menu which will blow your mind. The service and the food is worth the money you pay. The cafe is open throughout the week for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.
19. Ashish Cafe
Location: Assi Ghat | B1/185 Assi Ghat, Varanasi
A cafe located in Varanasi where you can vegetarian as well as vegan food. This cafe is quite popular in Varanasi and they have many regulars. They have the perfect ambiance for the three important meals of the day. The food they serve is light on the stomach and also on the pocket. The staff and the service in this restaurant are impeccable.
20. Shiva Cafe and German Bakery
Location: D.26/4, Narad Ghat, Himalaya Lodge, Raja Ghat, Varanasi
One of the best cafes in Varanasi which serves dishes from a variety of cuisines like Indian, Nepali, Continental and Asian. The lineup for vegetarian and vegan dishes is incredible. The staff is friendly and courteous. A lot of tourists visit this cafe and it is open throughout the week. The Nepali food in this restaurant is one of the best in the city.