While there may be numerous matches made in heaven, there is none other like a book and some warm coffee. (Or tea!) Sitting in a cozy corner of a café, spending the afternoon skimming the pages of a fiction novel is the best getaway plan. Here are some of the best Book Cafés in Delhi!
1. Music and Mountains Café, Greater Kailash-1
Formerly known as Sakley’s, the Music and Mountains – Hillside Café, is one of the best Book Cafés in Delhi, and the absolutely perfect place for those who want to get away from the city’s noise for a while. The stone and woodwork, in addition to a faux fireplace, make for an old English café style ambience, and sitting in one of their cozy corners with a book will be reminiscent of days spent reading and sipping coffee in cottages in hill stations. The food (amazing portions!) will make you want to stay even longer!
What To Try: Doon Valley Chicken and Bacon Burger, Pork Sizzler, Shakes – Toblerone, Oreo, and Snickers, Chocolate Eclair
Cost for Two: INR 1900
Address: M-23, M Block Market, Greater Kailash-1
2. Café Turtle, Khan Market
You can find this hidden gem, one of the best Book Cafés in Delhi, within the busy Khan Market, and is sure to transport you to a different world. Sitting on the terrace, you can watch a spectacular sunset, reading a book of many available, as it is located on top of a book store, in the café. The service is slow, in tandem with the relaxed vibes of the café, so its best to visit on days you want to spend some me-time!
What To Try: Gooey Chocolate Cake, Orange Cheese Cake, Lemon Cheese Cake, Falafal Wrap with Hummus, Pita Pocket, Mushroom and Garlic Pate, Achari Aloo
Cost for Two: INR 1200
Address: 23, 2nd Floor, Middle Lane, Khan Market
3. Cha Bar, Connaught Place
“It’s always the right decision to visit Cha Bar,” is a common review of the chain, that serves a wonderful range of teas, freshly baked goods and books! It is a fantastic place to spend noons hanging out with your friends or family, with cozy corners perfect for warm conversations over tea. If that’s not your thing, grab a book at one of the best Book Cafés in Delhi, and spend the evening transported to a different world, with their eclectic range of tea and snacks. (Being located right next to the famous Oxford Book Store makes for the perfect combination!)
What To Try: Chai, Earl Grey Tea, Pakoda, Tiramisu, Lemonade, Peppermint Tea, Blueberry Muffin
Cost for Two: INR 500
Address: N-81, Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place
4. Ivy and Bean, Shahpur Jat
Ivy and Bean, one of the best Book Cafés in Delhi, located at the off-beat neighbourhood of Shahpur Jat, gives old British-cum-American vibes with a cheerful ambience. With whitewood furniture and colorful cushions, Ivy and Bean sets the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed brunch or an evening spent with friends. The roof is adorned with chandeliers that have been crafted from clusters of mason jars! The place includes a book shelf from which you can borrow a book and leave it the next time or even leave one of your own. With an all-day breakfast menu, you can be sure to have a wide variety of options: burgers, salads, pancakes, sandwiches, even pizza!
What To Try: Coffee, Butter Cookie, Bannoffee Pie, Potato Mash, Blt Sandwich, Americano, Lamb Chops
Cost for Two: INR 1200
Address: 119, 1st Floor, Sishan House, Shahpur Jat
5. Kunzum Travel Café
It’s a place where travelers meet, where stories are exchanged over coffee and books. The atmosphere is like none other, with a wide range of books to choose from, musicians jamming around, and travel anecdotes being shared. The ‘Pay What You Like’ scheme however, is what sets it apart. When you have a coffee and some cookies, you may pay whatever you choose to! “Join us for coffee. And tell us your travel stories while you are here,” say those at Kunzum! It truly is one of the best Book Cafés in Delhi.
What To Try: Coffee, Chocolate Cookies, Masala Chai
Cost for Two: ‘Pay What You Like’ service, INR 200 approx.
Address: T-49, GF, Hauz Khas Village
So, on weekends you’re free, or evenings you wish to spend some much needed ‘me-time,’ visit the best Book Cafés in Delhi!