THE BEST 5 BOOK CAFES IN DELHI

If you’re a connoisseur of the great arts of literature and dining, or even if you just enjoy the company of a good cup of coffee with your Sidney Sheldon, then these amazing places in Delhi are a must (MUST!) visit for you.

1. Ivy & Bean, Shahpur Jat

Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 12.19.07 AMLocated in Shahpur Jat, dazzling with amazing chandeliers and a very comfortable ambience, is the famous Australian ‘Ivy & Bean’. They have certain peculiar but intriguing beverages and appetizers, but students enjoy their bagels and pancakes the most. An average meal here may cost around 1200/- for two people. They have a wider variety of books, than of food items and you must find your way to Ivy & Beans to at least try the comforts of Australian cuisine (especially if you ever watched MasterChef Australia) right here in Shahpur Jat!

2. Cha Bar, Connaught Place

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Peacefully nestled right in the middle of all the hustle bustle of the happening Connaught Place, is our Cha Bar which is the must-visit place for every literature enthusiast, poet, reader and writer. It is in collaboration with the Oxford Bookstore. They have a very modest (and comparatively cheaper) menu as it is mainly a bookstore oriented café which boasts of having books in almost all languages. They also hold Recitations and open mics and a lot of other events which all the aspiring poets must look out for!

3. Café Turtle, Khan Market

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The Café Turtle located in Khan Market is ‘the place to be’ for all booklovers, it’s a café connected to the Full Circle bookstore. It’s an awesome place to hangout and go shopping for books. The average cost for a meal of two is around 1100/- We highly recommend their quesadillas and cold coffee with ice cream as the perfect combination to accompany a good book. Their ambience and décor is extremely pleasant and creative, serving to enhance your reading experience.

4. MayDay Bookstore and Café, Patel Nagar

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Located in Patel Nagar, this café serves the purpose of being away from the ruins of fast urban life and being able to enjoy a good book in the company of good food at an even better price in absolute peace. They have a haphazard décor which somehow fits rightly and gives you the perfect ambience. You must visit if you’re looking for a day that lets you interact with like minded booklovers or just sit in self introspection via the mirror of a book!

5. Another Fine Day, Gurgaon

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‘Another Fine Day’, it’s plain yet catchy name is rightly so because you couldn’t possibly have a bad day nestled up in this cozy and comfortable café on the Golf Course Road. Meal for two here would cost around 800/- They have a limited number of books but you may carry a load of your own to read in a quiet corner. The ambience is excessively welcoming and perfect for a lazy day spent reading with as much coffee as you’d like.

-Aparna Kaushik

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