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8 Peaceful Book Cafés In Delhi That Are A Must-Visit For Bibliophiles

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. Café red

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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: Cafe
Cost of two: Rs.1250
Address: Shahpur Jat, New Delhi (get directions)
Contact: +91 81 3007 8410

To explore more things to do in Shahpurjat , Must read- 5 of the coolest places to explore in Shahpurjat

2. Ivy and Bean

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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 favorite 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, Italian
Cost of two: Rs.1350
Address: Shahpur Jat, New Delhi (get directions)
Contact: +91 11 4109 0119

To explore more things to do in Shahpurjat , Must read- 5 of the coolest places to explore in Shahpurjat

3. Crackpot Cafe
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Being a newly built place, this café not only offers exciting books to read but also a pool table and multiple indoor games for your leisure. The ambience is quiet impressing with its brick walls and colorful décor. And when it comes to food, this place is a heaven. With the lip smacking dishes and drinks, this café will give you one life time of an experience.

Highlights: Take-away available, breakfast place, Wi-Fi available
Cuisine: CafeDesserts
Cost of two: Rs.900
East of Kailash, New Delhi (get directions)
Contact: +91 79 9972 1111
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4. Cha Bar

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Library cum café, Cha Bar CP is an Oxford bookstore where you can grab a book, pick a comfortable spot and binge your favorite 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
Cost of two: Rs.550
Address: Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi (get directions)
Contact: 011 3350 3292
To know more about restaurants in CP –  
16 Best Restaurants In Connaught Place For Every Kind Of Foodie

5. May day bookstore and café

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Samosas and coffee are pretty common but this place has something special when it comes to coffee shops in Delhii. 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: Cafe
Cost of two: Rs.220
Address: West Patel Nagar, New Delhi (get directions)
Contact: +91 11 2570 9456
For more places to sit and relax in Delhi – Read this post: Best Chai places in C.P.

6. Café turtle

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Café Turtle. Interesting name right? Well, the reason behind it is that don’t rush and slowly enjoy reading your favorite book along with yummy food. The vintage ambience and sophisticated atmosphere make it one of the most peaceful places in Delhi. Chocolate cake and date cake is famous when it comes to desserts. Do not forget to check out this gem in the huss cuss of Khan market.

Highlights: Breakfast place, vegetarian only, air conditioned
Cuisine: Cafe, ItalianLebanese
Cost of two: Rs.1100
Address: Khan Market, New Delhi (get directions)
Contact: +91 11 2465 5641

To know more about Khan market – Must Read: 5 hangout spots in Khan Market

7. Serendipity, Claridges Hotel

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There is a beautiful café in Claridges hotel, Serendipity. The bookstore has an alcove that allows the residents to relax while browsing through books and having mouth-watering cakes from the bakery and the one-of-a-kind coffee. The store is unique is many ways. Bestsellers, children books, lifestyle, and self-help books are most appreciated here. Besides this, the ambience is beautiful and spacious filled with fresh air.  For a five-star book reading experience, take your buddies and enjoy.

Highlights: Take-away available, air conditioned
Cuisine: Cafe
Cost of two: Rs.1000
Address: Chhatarpur, New Delhi (get directions)
Contact: +91 98 2107 6664
For a more relaxing time, Read this post on the Best Spas in Delhi 

8. Kunzum Travel Cafe

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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 Haus Khas village, do visit this place.

Highlights: Vegetarian only, Wi-Fi available, air conditioned
Cuisine: Cafe
Cost of two: Rs.220
Address: Haus Khas Village, New Delhi (get directions)
Contact: +91 11 2651 3949
To explore more places in Hauz Khas to hang out- Read this post: Everything you need to know about Hauz Khas


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