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Munshi Ghat D - 20/21 | Terrace of the Kautilya Society, Varanasi 221001, India
+91 98390 66788
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15:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 15:00 - 22:00
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Guwahati, India
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Filocafe is a place which is not very popular with common people of Banaras. But this is a perfect blend of banarsee culture with the modern lifestyle. This is situated on Munshi Ghat but approach from the market side is not that easy. When you take your first right from the way to dashashwamedh ghat you will find yourself lost... More 

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Thank atuly2014
Mumbai
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

A hidden gem with a great view of the Ganges, had some great times here. Lovely place to lay back, stretch out and read a book. The staff is warm and friendly. It's a great place to meet fellow travellers and enjoy some great conversations. Also, best coffee in town.

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Thank devanka
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

I went today to enjoy lunch with a view only to enter and be told that the cafe was closed indefinitely. I have to think something fishy is going on in Varanasi as this was the 3rd restaurant I found closed :(

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Thank brittynic
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Differently flavoured hukkas (sheesha) is a specialty. Although the cafe was closed by the time we went there but they were kind enough to host us and give is hukkkas. Very friendly staff and the owners know a lot about the local city. They love to personally spend time with each guests. The cafe is on the terrace and so... More 

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Varanasi, India
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

This is not just a cafe, it's a society for intercultural dialogue! The drinks are amazing, people are very friendly. They also allow to use their kitchen if you wish to try something. The place is a calm, peaceful spot, in contrast to the hustle bustle of Varanasi city. I even celebrated Diwali in 2013 with the people at Filo... More 

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2 Thank ThePulkitMadaan
Krakow, Poland
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Very nice place - great view of the city, fantastic atmosphere and good service. There could be more items from menu available.

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Thank Cosycoder
Varanasi, India
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

Cafe has an awesome blend on nature's view and aroma of the cafe. It is tucked on the terrace in the midst of Varanasi and the place is peacefull with an amazing nd beautiful overlooking panormic view of River Ganges. It is a place to think and enjoy the atmosphere along with ur coffee. Cafe has a large variety of... More 

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Thank Ishan_Tulsyan
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

Great chill-out spot in Varanasi! Too bad it only opens at 3 pm... Snacks available, friendly staff, nice atmosphere in the evening, very sunny during the day!

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Thank Maria B
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

Filocafe is a beautiful cafe tucked in the bylanes of Varanasi offering a panaromic view of the river and parts of the city. Though sparsely occupied when I was there in the 3rd week of December, I was greeted with courtesy and smiles. I have become a member and hope to be connected with the vision of this place!

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Thank sumeetpai
Bhubaneswar, India
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

I visited Filo Café on 22nd Dec. If you are first time visitor, the staff forces you to become a member first even when its written there that you can visit it free for first 2 times. The staff there is very rude and service is bad. The food is also not that great. The ambience and cleanliness is undoubtly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3
Cuisine
Cafe, Indian
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 22:00
Thursday
15:00 - 22:00
Friday
15:00 - 22:00
Saturday
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Munshi Ghat D - 20/21 | Terrace of the Kautilya Society, Varanasi 221001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 98390 66788

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?