Book cafes have caught on all over India. They provide a venue for bibliophiles to gather and discuss literature or just to browse through a library before settling for some visual and imaginative stimulation over a cup of coffee (or any other beverage) and a bite to eat.
1. Kitab Khana, Mumbai
Acclaimed as one of the most beautiful book stores in Mumbai, this cafe is a treasure trove of books not only in English, but also in regional languages like Marathi, Hindi and Gujarati. The in-house cafe ‘Food for Thought’ offers wholesome and hearty meals, but be warned – the food is vegetarian and absolutely delicious.
Address: Somaiya Bhavan, 45/47 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400001