Drool-worthy Cafés to Visit in the World’s Oldest City Varanasi

Banaras is known to be one of the oldest cities in the world where you can see the amalgamation of spirituality, the bustling of local markets, beautiful history, and its evolution with time. No wonder, this spiritual capital of our beautiful India is located near River Ganga, and over the years Banaras has developed exceptionally. Despite being the world’s oldest and holiest city, Banaras has managed to offer amazing cafes to every foodie. Every café is known to offer delectable and lip-smacking food without forgetting the cultural, traditional, as well as religious roots of the city. 

Here are the top 5 cafés which should be on your priority list whether you live or soon going to visit Banaras: 

1.         Roma’s Café

Roma’s Café is one of the best and popular cafés in Banaras. The café is best suitable for friends and family where you can get to enjoy appetizing food at reasonable prices. Also, this café is running for many years and believes in ultimate customer satisfaction which makes them renowned. You can have a nice chit-chat season at Roma’s Café with your loved ones while enjoying freshly brewed and delicious coffee. 

Pricing – Rs.800 for two 

Specialty – Continental and North Indian 

Timings – 11 am – 11 pm 

Location – Near Ravidas Gate, at Swastik Plaza, Varanasi 

2.         Kerala Café 

This café is known to be the oldest in Banaras where you can get delectable South Indian food. You can simply start your day with Kerala Café by enjoying soft Idli, crispy Dosa, as well as filter coffee. Also, the ambiance of this café is very simple with colorful paint on the walls. You might find a crowd at this café during the day and have to wait for some time to get to the table. Also, their menu is reasonably priced and the service is satisfactory as well. Kerala Café will make your tummy full and your heart smile.

Pricing – Rs.250 for two 

Specialty – South Indian and North Indian 

Timings – 8 am – 10 pm 

Location – B20/44, Bhelupur Road, Varanasi 

3.         Pizzeria Vatika Café

Are you craving mouth-watering Italian pizzas? Well, Banaras can serve you authentic Italian pizza at Pizzeria Vatika Café. This café is the best choice for locals or travelers who wish to enjoy cheesy pizza near the Assi Ghat of Varanasi. The café is known to have open-air space where you can enjoy your food while overlooking the amazing view of River Ganga. Whether you are visiting alone, or with friends or family, this café won’t disappoint you with its delightful food. 

Pricing – Rs.500 for two 

Specialty – Pizza, fast food, and various beverages 

Timings – 8 am – 10 pm 

Location – B-1/178, near Assi Ghat Road, Varanasi 

4.         Yogik’s Café

There is no better place than Yogik’s Cafe to dive into scrumptious Mughlai food. The café is also known to serve various other food items. No wonder, you will fall in love with the delicacies offered by this café. Also, the ambiance of this restaurant is very soothing and enjoyable. And the staff is very cooperative. However, you might find this café a little expensive but the taste of the food will make everything worthwhile. 

Pricing – Rs.900 for two 

Specialty – Coffee, fast food, and Mughlai 

Timings – 12 noon – 10.30 pm 

Location – B1/128-3 near Dumraun Bagh, Assi- Lanka Road, Varanasi 

5.         Root Espresso

If you are looking for something simple at a café to eat and with a great ambiance, then Root Espresso is the best place. This place is famous in Banaras for serving appetizing food to its customers. Also, if you are a traveler and want to relax at a simple place after traveling then this café can offer you complete comfort and delectable food. So, whenever you are visiting Banaras, trying various food items at Root Espresso should be on your list. 

Pricing – Rs.900 for two 

Specialty – Continental, fast food, and Chinese

Timings – 11 am – 11 pm 

Location – Kamla Nagar, near Kashi Vidyapith, Sigra in Varanasi 

     6     Amu Café

It is yet another calm, vibrant, and cozy café in the colorful city of Banaras. Located near beautiful Assi ghat, the café is known for it’s vegetarian food, peaceful ambiance, and presentation. The food is not only delectable but also holistic. It’s owned by an Ayurveda follower who leaves no stone unturned to offer lip-smacking dishes, and shakes without creating a dent in your pockets.

Pricing- Rs. 550 for two

Specialty – Desserts, a coconut shake, chocolate pie, vegan dishes

Timings  –    It opens at 9 am 

Location –   Assi Road, Assi Ghat, Shivala, Varanasi

     7      Capsicum Food Court

Last but certainly not least, we have this place for gluttons. The place is known for it’s versatile range of Chinese cuisines, cooked pizza, delicious cheese rolls, chocolate shakes, and many more delicious Indian dishes to satiate your hunger after visiting the most popular Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple. The staff is courteous and quick to deliver and the ambiance is quite upbeat with an ample amount of seating.

Pricing – Rs. 610 for two 

Specialty – Chinese cuisine, North Indian cuisine, fast food, cooked pizza, and shakes

Timings – 8 am to 11 pm

Location – Near State Bank of India, Ambrosia Apartment, Lanka, Varanasi.


No wonder, Banaras is a huge place and it can be confusing to shortlist a café that serves lip-smacking food. This is the reason we have curated a list of the best café in Banaras mentioned above. You can step into these café and enjoy their scrumptious and soul-satisfying food without any regrets or making a hole in your pocket.