New Delhi, 6th Aug 2017 | Shivangini: There is always something for everyone. Like, for social people there are bars, same way for introverts who want to relax after a hard day, there are book cafes. With longer opening hours as compared to other outlets, book cafes are always there when you want to spend some quality time with your books and food. Here is the list of some fabulous book cafes in Delhi.
1. CAFE RED
Café Red is one of the must visit cafes in Delhi. Why? Because RED stands for Read, Eat and Drink. Also, this café has a hint of red in everything. In the chaotic lanes of Shahpur jat, Café red is a quiet place in Delhi away from the hustle bustle of the outer world. The graffiti on the walls adds a fun element to this rather easy-going cafe.
Highlights: Take-away available, breakfast place, smoking zone.
Cuisine: Bakery, Fast food, American.
Address: Shahpur Jat, New Delhi.
2. Ivey and Bean
Ever heard of a Three Cheese Quesadilla?? Don’t think much, it is the name of one of the dishes that are served in this book café. This café is a fantasy for all those who desire to read their favourite book and enjoy a unique cuisine altogether. With its quaint white interiors mixed with pastel furnishing, a good library, and an interesting menu, Ivy & Bean is going to want to keep coming back.
Highlights: Take-away available, air conditioned, vegetarian only.
Cuisine: Cafe, Continental, and Italian.
Address: Shahpur Jat, New Delhi.
3. CHA BAR
Library cum café, Cha Bar CP is an Oxford bookstore where you can grab a book, pick a comfortable spot and binge your favourite food. The interior is simple with white and blue decoration. Ranging from history to fantasy to biography, every kind of book is available in this outlet. In the menu, they have around 60 different kinds of teas, ice creams, and food items like Bun Kebab, Kadai Chicken pizza, Penne Alfredo, Chicken shawrma wrap, smoked barbecue sausage, muffins, wedges etc. Need a quiet place?Cha bar it is.
Highlights: Air conditioned, soothing ambience, courteous staff.
Cuisine: Cafe food, fast food, bakery, etc.
Address: Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi.
4. MAY DAY AND BOOKSTORE CAFE
Samosas and coffee are pretty common but this place has something special when it comes to coffee shops in Delhi. Having an exhausting collection of books from chicken soup to political issues, it has something for everyone. They have a theater in the adjacent hall as well where they organize plays and other events regularly. This is a perfect paradise for readers, writers, thinkers, and all lovers of art.
Highlights: Vegetarian only, air conditioned.
Cuisine: Bakery, American and Fast food.
Address: West Patel Nagar, New Delhi.
5. KUNZUM TRAVEL CAFE
This small and cozy place is worth your time. There are different kinds of drinks available like green tea, black coffee etc. Plus they give you complimentary biscuits and the best part is that they don’t ask you for the bill. You just have to give donations in the box as much as you like. Their walls are full of inspirational quotes and they have comfy chairs to sit on. There are a magazine and a novel section with an enormous collection of books. To breathe fresh air in the among the noisy pubs of Hauz Khas village, do visit this place.
Highlights: Vegetarian only, Wi-Fi available, air conditioned.
Cuisine: Fast food, Cafe food, Bakery, etc.
Address: Haus Khas Village, New Delhi.