Head to these book cafes across India to celebrate National Book Lovers’ Day

Head to these book cafes across India to celebrate National Book Lovers' Day
Head to these book cafes across India to celebrate National Book Lovers' Day

Book cafes have gained a lot of popularity among the bibliophiles across the country. The best fix for a book lover is sitting in solitude with a book in one hand and a cup of coffee. Earlier, this ideology was confined to homely bookworms who would only be found reading when alone. However, the trend has now changed and bibliophiles can be spotted on couches and sofas of cafes with a cuppa in their hand. And, if they are hungry, they would often be seen biting on a slice of cake at the cafes.

National Book Lovers’ Day is witnessed on August 9 and the day showcases and witnesses all the pomp and show through which book lovers show their love for reading. The simplest and best way to celebrate this day is reading a new book or re-reading your favourite book at a nice cafe while sipping on a cup of tea or coffee.

Here is a list of the best book cafes across India to celebrate this National Book Lovers’ Day.

Leaping Windows, Mumbai

If you fancy comics, this place is meant just for you. Leaping Windows is a quaint cosy cafe that has a library in the basement, where you can check out a myriad of comics suited for all age groups. While reading, you can unwind with a cup of coffee and no disturbance from the staff or other guests.

Where: 3 Corner View, Dr. Ashok Chopra Marg, Off Yari Road, Opp. Bianca Towers, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai

Call: +91 9769998972

Timings: 10.00 AM – 12.00 AM

Meal for two: Rs. 1200

Cafe Turtle, Delhi

This cafe was opened in Delhi as a part of the Full Circle book store. One can comfortably and freely read their choice of books here and gorge on the lip-smacking vegetarian food and beverages. One can often find people binging on the New York Lemon Cheesecake here. With the first outlet in Khan Market, the cafe has opened branches in several other areas of Delhi.

Where: Shop No. 23, 2nd Floor, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi

Call: 011 24655641

Timings: 9.30 AM – 9.30 PM

Meal for two: Rs. 1100

Atta Galatta, Bengaluru

Though this place started as a regional book store, it is now frequented by guests for its variety of books along with food. Books here are available in local as well as regional languages such as Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, and English. Their masala bread and fruit bread deserve special mention.

Where: 134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

Call: +91 9632510126

Timings: 11.00 AM – 8.00 PM

Meal for two: Rs. 200

Cha Bar, Delhi

This is an extensively popular cafe in Delhi located in the heart of the city. The vast menu and impeccable collection of books is what you can get at Cha Bar. Owing to its popularity, you may not always find a corner here to sit and read at leisure.

Where: N-81, Block N, Barakhamba Rd, Block N, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Call: +91 9910994865

Timings: 9.30 AM – 9.30 PM

Meal for two: Rs. 500

Literati, Goa

This is a pocket-friendly chic Portuguese themed cafe oozing utmost charm. The ambience comprises of a splendid veranda and a red-tiled roof. Apart from the collection of books, you can indulge in the pizza, pasta, desserts, and drinks such as wine and beer.

Where: E/1-282, Gauravaddo, Calangute, Bardez, Goa

Call: +91 8322277740

Timings: 10.00 AM – 6.30 PM

Meal for two: Rs. 350

Cafe Story by Chai Break, Kolkata

This coffee shop exhibits its fetish for comics and graphics. You can pick your favourite comic and enjoy their delicious risotto, and if you are looking for more, you can also shop from their exclusive sections.

Where: 2nd Floor, Cafe Story Bookstore, 8, Elgin Road, Elgin, Kolkata

Call: +91 8335063203

Timings: 11.00 AM – 8.00 PM

Meal for two: Rs. 950

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