7 Best Book cafes in Delhi (BookStories)

List of Book Cafes in Delhi NCR. Eat, Read, Relax.

Majority of reading enthusiasts are found wanting for a comfortable little nook to engross themselves in their favourite book. But, more often than not, when hunger strikes, they have to break the momentum and stop reading. This makes them look out for a place to have food or just enjoy a cup of coffee. To get a decent bite without moving your bum much, is exactly what the bookworms would want.

So I rambled around to find out the Best Book cafes in Delhi, which would offer reasonably good food and beverages. So, here’s the list and yeah, remember – drink good coffee and read good books.

1. Fursat se, A Cultural Café – Art and Activism

TEA @Fursat Se
TEA @Fursat Se

Located in the Dada Jhungi Lane in Shahpur jat, this café is one of its kind. Pick your corner and a book from their little library and you can spend your whole day by yourself. In-house tea/coffee is also available and you can pay as you like. Interact with theatre enthusiasts, tune into Poetry sessions, relish Comedy Jams, and participate in Art bazaar and numerous other socially relevant activities that these young zealots organize. Visit Fursat Se, for the love of art and culture.

Address:  5 E, Dada Jhungi House, Top Floor, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi
Cost for two: Pay as you like

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2. Café Turtle, Full Circle – Bookreaders’ Hobbit Hole

Herbal Tea @Turtle Cafe
Herbal Tea @Turtle Cafe

Nothing’s better than being surrounded by books and munching on healthy organic food. Café Turtle serves Lebanese, Continental and Mediterranean delicacies, along with a wide variety of desserts. Herbal Tea, Chickpea Salad and Apple Walnut cake are highly recommended. Visit Café Turtle for the love of books or just because you want to be on your own for a while.

Address: Shop 23, 1st & 2nd Floor, Khan Market, New Delhi
Cost for two: Beverages – Rs 100-200
Food – Rs 1000-1200

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3. Café Red, Shahpur Jat – Read, Eat and Drink

Cappuccino @Cafe Red
Cappuccino @Cafe Red

Another gem in Shahpur Jat’s Dada Jhungi Lane, Café RED literally stands for Read, Eat and Drink. Order a cup of coffee and sit in the al fresco area to enjoy the weather. Though their book collection is fairly limited, you can certainly carry your own book. They provide a variety of Tea, Shakes and Coffee to choose from. Order a plate of Bruschetta or Nachos and you are good to go.

Address: 5G, Dada Jungi House,Shahpur Jat, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs 400-500

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4. May Day Bookstore and Café – The Hidden Gem

Coffee and Books @May Day Bookstore and Cafe
Coffee and Books @May Day Bookstore and Cafe

May Day, a Bookstore cum Café, is certainly a heaven for Book Lovers. With an amazingly diverse range of books, it’s has got a quite and peaceful vibe, which allows you to spend hours in the company of your favourite books. You can order for a tea or coffee and pay as you like. The only caveat is that it’s hard to locate. Nearest metro station is Shadipur, from where it’s about a 10 minutes walk.

Address: 2254/2A, Ground Floor, Shadi Khampur, New Ranjit Nagar, Shadipur, New Delhi, Delhi 110008
Cost for two: Pay as you like

5. Cha Bar, Oxford BookStore – Best Collection of Tea and Books

Tea @ChaBar
Tea @ChaBar

Housed in, unarguably the biggest and the most famous Book Store in Delhi, Cha Bar is one of the best places for booklovers. Located in the heart of the city, it covers a huge area and the café serves mind-boggling varieties of tea and other lovely beverages. Order a Masala Tea with a roll or sandwich for a wholesome meal. With affordable prices, this place is a hit with students and office-goers alike.

Address:  N-81, Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi – 110001
Cost for two: Beverages: Rs 45-100
Food: Rs 200

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6. Kunzum Travel Cafe – Wonder and Wander

Tea,Book-and-a-Cookie@Kunzum Travel cafe
Tea,Book-and-a-Cookie@Kunzum Travel cafe

In the midst of all craziness of Hauz Khas Village you find a little space for yourself in Kunzum café. Started by a Photographer and an ardent traveller, Ajay Jain, Kunzum focuses majorly on Travel and Photography. The Library at the café has collection of books on travel. They also organize Film Screenings, Book Reading events and Poetry Sessions. Savour tea or coffee served with the tastiest cookies along with your beverage and pay as you like. The perfect place to meet travelers, learn photography or just spend an idyllic day without any disturbance, on your own.

Address: T-49, GF, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Cost for two: Pay as you like

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7. Ivy & Bean, Shahpur Jat – Your quaint little corner

Book,Coffee and Cookie @Ivy&Bean
Book,Coffee and Cookie @Ivy&Bean

Shahpur Jat seems like the perfect haunt for book lovers with another entry to the list. Ivy & Bean, is a reasonably spacious yet cozy place, known for its Modern Australian Restaurant.  White walls, planters, huge collection of books and outdoor seating renders a homelike feel to the place. The staff is warm and efficient. Mostly concentrating on Modern Australian Food, Ivy &Bean  also serves Vietnamese food, so you have a variety of food to choose from. The Burgers and Pastas are a must have. All those who want a quite, comfortable place to read and eat yummy food, must visit Ivy & Bean.

Address: 119, Shahpur Jat, Siri Fort, New Delhi, Delhi 110049
Cost for two: Rs 250 for Beverages
Food: Rs 1200

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