Best Book Cafés In Delhi For The Food Loving Bibliophile

Could there be anything better in the world than sipping a cup of hot cappuccino while cozying up to your favorite book? No right? For all the bookworms in the Capital, there are many book cafes that offer a secluded and serene space with a collection of books to enjoy. Here are 5 of Delhi’s best book cafes. Here are some really fantastic book cafes in Delhi that will quench your thirst for both books and coffee.

Cha Bar, Connaught Place

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Connected to the Oxford Bookstore, the Cha Bar is one of the most quintessential book cafes in Delhi. ake a book of your choice and walk into the beautiful Cha Bar, right next to it which offers around 100 kinds of teas. They provide you with a relaxed space to browse through a variety of books and peacefully sip a tea or coffee. And if you need any more inspiration to start a new book, Cha Bar and Oxford Bookstore also host a variety of literary events every now and then.

Where: N-81, Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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

Cost for two: INR 500 

Ivy & Bean, Shahpur Jat

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With long rows of shelves brimming with interesting novels, Ivy & Bean is one book café that also allows you to take books home if you promise to return them. The restaurant has a very homely feel to it and the service is lovely and warm. Our favourite is their pasta and noodles which go amazingly well their Iced tea.

Where: 119, Sishan House, Shahpur Jat, Siri Fort, New Delhi

Call: 01141090119

Cost for two: INR 500 

Cafe Turtle

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This is one of oldest Book cafés in the city. It provides a comfortable space where reading and dining go hand-in-hand. A well-stocked Full Circle Bookstore gives way to the cozy café placed on the upper floors. With the rooftop and inside seating options, one can browse in the bookstore below with books across all genres, including children’s books and then enjoy reading with a few eatables while basking in the sun sitting inside.

Where: 3 No, 1st Floor, Khan Market, Khan Market, New Delhi

Call: 01124655641

Cost for two: INR 1100


Kunzum Cafe

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Situated  in the chaotic lanes of Hauz Khas village, Kunzum Travel Cafe is  a distinct cafe that serves as a stop-over for anybody who is traveling or likes to read and talk about travel. They have a wide sections of books on travel and photography. Along with these books, you can also enjoy their coffees and use their Wi-Fi which shouldn’t be required if you are a hardcore book-lover.

Where: T-49, GF, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

Call: 01126513949

Cost for two: INR 200

May Day Bookstore And Cafe

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While it is called a café, there are basically three parts to it. The front is the bookshop, space is small but the shelves are loaded with quality literature. The back room serves as the office of the left-wing publishing house that owns it. Bundles of freshly printed Das Capitals can be easily seen scattered all over the alley that leads to the room. There is a small kitchen too which is supposed to cater to the “café” part but we were told that it only functions when some important event takes places.

Where: 2254/2A, Ground Floor, Shadi Khampur, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi

Call: 01125709456

Cost for two: INR 600

Sakley’s Mountain Cafe


If instead of coffee, chocolate is your book partner then you need to drop everything you are doing and head to Sakley’s which is a cozy yet spacious cafe in GK 1. Their hot chocolate is the best in the city and their pizzas are also a must-have. So, go for this place if you can splurge a little extra for comfort and style as Sakley’s is the perfect place to sit and read with its comfy furniture and abundant sunlight.

Where: M Block Market, GK I

Call: 9899996737

Cost for two: INR 500

T’Pot Café, Malviya Nagar

As the name suggests T’Pot Cafe is the place to go if you have a fetish for some good tea with the book you are reading. The cafe is right around the corner from Sri Aurobindo College in Shivalik and sees students, families, couples come here to read books and play their board games. Also, try their Masala tea and avangrove tea to throw your worries away.

Where: Shop No 17, Adjacent to Moti Sweets, Malviya Nagar, Main Market, New Delhi

Call: 01141420516

Cost for two: INR 700



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