5 Best Cafes That Have An Enviable Book Collection

Seeking a little corner where you can read your favorite books in peace? Libraries are a great option, but if you want a more casual vibe, head to one of these cafes where you can enjoy a good read. Whether you are an ardent reader of fiction or a fan of manga, these cafes have it all.

Best Book Cafes In Mumbai

From cozy and open air cafes to fancy restaurants, our list of book cafes has it all. Take your current read and head there to get away from the madness of the city. In case you’re looking for public libraries, you can find them here.

1. Leaping Windows

At Leaping Windows, you can pick up some interesting books, graphic novels and comics, while your pet can roam around freely in their outdoor space. They serve some amazing coffees, so while you’re there, give them a try as well. We’d recommend their Hazelnut Cappuccino and Coffee Frappe along with some waffles.

Where: 3 Corner View, Dr. Ashok Chopra Marg, Off Yari Road, Opp. Bianca Towers, Versova

2. Bombay To Barcelona Library Cafe

Bombay To barcelona Library Cafe is the pet project of Amin Sheikh, a former street kid. This cafe aims to employ street kids and give them a source of livelihood with them being involved in tasks like cooking, carpentry, painting and more. Along with that, the cafe wants to open up the world of those children by offering them a safe space where they can get access to books.

Where: Golden Nest Society Apartments, 3 and 4, Mapkhan Nagar, Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400047

3. Food For Thought

Food For Thought is the in-house cafe of Kitab Khana, one of the best bookstores in Mumbai. Serving healthy vegetarian food, the cafe offers a quiet space where you can sit in peace for hours. You can find books in English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu and Gujarati literature there.

Where: Somaiya Bhavan, 45 / 47 Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Flora Fountain, Fort,, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001

4. Prithvi Cafe

Prithvi Theatre, which has been a launchpad of many Bollywood superstars, is frequented by actors, models, writers, directors and other people in the creative industry.  Their beautifully decorated in-house open air cafe caters to this diverse mix of crowd. Right next to the cafe is a tiny bookstore called Paperback where bibliophiles can find something to read while they sip on some coffee there.

Where: 20, Janki Kutir Apartment, Alongside Prithvi Theatre, Juhu Church Rd, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049

5. Mocking Bird Cafe Bar

Mocking Bird Cafe Bar is a space designed to stimulate your mind as well as your taste buds. It offers a relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy a light conversation or read a book in solitude. Their eclectic menu features dishes from around the world.

Where: 80, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020

Which other cafes in Mumbai do you go to when you want to read a book in peace? Please share your suggestions in the comments section below.

Image Credits: Trip Advisor, LokSatta, The City Story

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