Books are the easiest ways to carry you to a different world easily. There are many bookworms who would love to be wanderlust and get lost into their own world of books. A cup of coffee, silent outdoors and a good book is always a perfect companion any day. Bangalore is always proud of its almost-perfect weather conditions all year long. Hence, the idea of reading a book in a location with a cuppa would always be an ideal weekend idea. You would want to spend a lot of “me-time” diving into the world of the author, being a part of those characters within the work of art and not want someone to disturb you then.
Relatable to all of these? There are many of us who would think in a similar note and hence there are these book cafes spread across the city. Must say, they have a wonderful collection of books along with a perfect combination of food which goes with it. For those who say, there is nothing to do over the weekend, here we provide, a list of book cafes you could enjoy in the city.
Address: 134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore
Contact No.: +91 96325 10126
Timings: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Cost For Two: Rs. 200 approx.
Situated in one of the busy streets of Koramangala, this beautiful café is a favorite among the book lovers. They have a wonderful collection of books and also have an in-house chef who makes some really tasty quick eats. Also, being close to some of the colleges in that part of the town, you may get to experience young, enthusiastic crowd among the other book-lovers. The best part is their wide collection of variant genres of books they proudly flaunt for the readers.
They are also a host for some events which are generally happening over the weekends or in the evenings. This is one of those cafes where you can never keep a track of time which passes. Their menu has varieties for all kinds of foodies. This is one of the perfect hangouts for a book indulgence.
DYU Art Cafe
Address: No. 23 MIG, KHB Colony, Koramangala 5th Block, Bangalore
Contact No.: +91 79961 19656
Timings: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Cost For Two: Rs. 800 approx.
Who does not love the ambience of a backyard combined with a great collection of books? This quaint café is located in one of the silent in-roads of Koramangala. As an art fan, you will be in a treat to see the various paintings and art works which will be displayed by artists. The place also plays host to art exhibitions by lesser known wonderful artists across the city.
The café serves a wonderful menu which caters to people of different tastes. What sets the place ahead from the rest is the ambience. The laid-back setup makes you feel at home and also reminds you of the days spent at a village house. Perfect lighting, serene atmosphere, like-minded crowd teemed with a wonderful collection of books makes this place a must-visit for every book-lover.
Address: 1004, Wipro Signal, 80 Feet Road, 1st Block, Koramangala, Bangalore
Contact No.: +91 97394 77277
Timings: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Cost For Two: Rs. 650 approx.
Situated again in the sub-urbs of Koramangala, Cafe Terra is a favorite for every bibliophile. The place will definitely remind you of your childhood. They have a small, yet wonderful menu of quick eats along with a great collection of graphic novels and fiction. Their décor is quite different with a fictional themed back across the restaurant. So sit back with your favorite beverage and a great book from their collection and rest assured for a great day ahead!
Address: 41, 17th A Main Road, Koramangala 4th Block, Bangalore
Contact No.: +91 98119 74842
Timings: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Cost For Two: Rs. 600 approx.
Another beautiful yet a new conceptual café in the sub-urbs of Koramangala, this place charges you for the amount of time spent within the cafe. You may carry your own food and book or order food from their in-house fresh menu, but you are just charged for the time you stay there. They also have a great collection of books and you may browse through them to choose a pick of your favorite author or the interested genre.
The best part of this café is that you don’t pay for the food but only for the time you are being there. As always known, time is priceless and the time once lost cannot be gained again.
Art Blend Cafe
Address: 659, 24th Main, 22nd Cross Road, Sector 2, Near Parangi Palya Bus Stop, HSR Club Road, Bangalore
Contact No.: 080 2258 1913
Timings: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Cost For Two: Rs. 750 approx.
A house converted into a beautiful cafe, this peaceful joint is in one of the silent sub-urbs of HSR layout. People of different age groups enjoy this place. You may be surprised to see the enthusiastic kids alongside the mature adults who relax and enjoy the place equally excited. You have a variety of food options and a beautiful collection of books on the first floor. You also have an option for a terrace balcony where you may relax with your favorite book and a comfortable drink. Also, there are various workshops happening around the place like origami, story-telling etc on weekends.
You will not be disturbed by any of the visitors or waiters and you may call for your refill of food or drinks by the call of a bell. It is a perfect spot for your date with a book, any day.