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12 Peaceful Book Cafés In Delhi/NCR That Are A Must-Visit For Bibliophiles

By Arshiya Chahal

Published July 24, 2017 . Updated Feb. 27, 2018 8 min read

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


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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


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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

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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

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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


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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
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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

9. Sakley’s – The Mountain Cafe 

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Warm , cozy and romantic environment only beaten by the incredible food!  This cafe takes you abode to rich woody vibe of mountains, the grey stone reminds you of the picturesque landscapes, songs of Tracy Chapman and Coldplay takes you back to the land of nonchalant jazz. Must try – Mountain special Assam tea, Panna Cotta with mousse and coffee crumble.

Highlights: Wi-Fi available, air conditioned, serves alcohol, open air seating
Cuisine: Cafe, Italian, Continental, Fast Food, Salad
Cost of two: Rs.1350
Address: M-23, M Block market, Greater Kailash (GK) 1, New Delhi
Contact: +91 11 4165 3732


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10. T’Pot Cafe

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A beautiful little cafe all about the experience of tea. They have gained a reputation for providing excellent service and food amongst their customers. A wide variety of tea offerings are waiting to be explored and a lot of relishing munchies to keep you company while you’re at it. Most recommended are their Ginger Tea, Hibiscus Iced Tea and Tex Mex Nachos.

Highlights: Wi-Fi available, Breakfast place, takeaway available 
Cuisine: Cafe
Cost of two: Rs.900
Address: 7, Opposite Kotak Mahindra Bank, Main Shivalik Road, Begumpur, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi
Contact: +91 11 4142 0516

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11. Another Fine Day 

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One of the most beautiful Cafes of Gurgaon, Another Fine Day is a place filled with happiness and fun! A youthful crowd can be seen at this plays idling away some time over one of the offered board games, or tied in an enthusiastic match of foosball, or just enjoying a quiet reading from the cafe’s library. The cafe’s all-day breakfast menu is just irresistible, and a decent variety of wines and beers can be enjoyed here as well.

Highlights: Wi-Fi available, serves alcohol, takeaway available 
Cuisine: Cafe
Cost of two: Rs.900
Address: Ground Floor, MPD Towers, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Contact: +91 12 4438 6155

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12. Cafe Wanderlust 

Book cafes in delhi

A place inspiring dreams about travelling, this cozy cafe is the place to relax and enjoy tasty multi-cuisine preparations. The menu is extensive with scrumptious choices to suit every palate and also offers fresh, tasty breakfast preparations all through the day. The interiors, carrying a homely feel, are beautifully decorated with travel photographs, and are comfortably furnished in various styles, all in sync with the overall theme. Recommended: Banarsi Kachori, Banana Crepes, and Aam Panna.

Highlights: Wi-Fi available, breakfast place, takeaway available 
Cuisine: Continental, American, Thai, pizza
Cost of two: Rs.1000
Address: SF 53-54,First Floor, DLF Galleria, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon
Contact: +91 12 4438 6155


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