Handily located behind the Shivala Ghat, this is an impressive haven for homesick Western palates and a great place for breakfast after a morning boat ride—the pancakes are real and so is the maple syrup, which is a rare thing in India. Stop in anytime to write postcards over coffee and chocolate-chip cookies, apple strudel, an éclair, or some Black Forest cake. Simple lunches and dinners include omelets, quiches, sandwiches, soups and stews, pastas, and some Chinese dishes. All profits of the café and the art gallery upstairs go to charities, or are used for the employees' education.
B-3/322 Shivala, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001, India