What’s the ultimate bookworm fantasy? Losing yourself in the wonderful world of books without any soul to interrupt you, right? After all, too many books but too little time so you got to make the most of it.
Thankfully for us bibliophiles, someone realised this dire need to be left alone while reading and came up with the bright idea of book cafes. And so, the world just got better for book nerds all over.
If you are a Mumbaikar on the lookout for some quiet place for literary indulgence over a steaming cup of coffee, read on to know our best picks of book cafes in the city.
Food For Thought
Nestled amidst Kitaab Khana at Flora Fountain, this book café is well-suited for every reader. Housed inside a 150-year-old building, this quaint bookstore has an antique interior which adds old-world charm to it. There are thousands of books waiting to be picked up and devoured. Choose from the impressive collection and find yourself a quiet spot.
I GOAT Your Back: The mind-blowing desserts!
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Leaping Windows started off as an online library for comic lovers and soon found a way to transform into one of the best book cafes of the city. This is the go-to place for you if you are a graphic novel, comics and manga fan. Binge on their out-of-the-world Nutella stuffed pancakes as you settle on a comfy bean bag to read about your favourite superhero.
I GOAT Your Back: The great home-style food.
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This tiny little café is tucked inside the Oxford Bookstore at Churchgate. If you are “Team Chai” and not a coffee person, this is your heaven right here. The book collection here is humongous and you can probably spend an entire day here just immersing yourself in the varied book range. The place is perfect to unwind with no one to disturb you.
I GOAT Your Back: The impressive collection of teas from Oolong to Kahwa.
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Mumbai’s first boutique bookstore, Title Waves boasts of a spacious lounge and roomy ambience. This quintessential snug café has warmly lit wooden interiors and an impressive collection of music and movies apart from books. With so many options to entice you, you wouldn’t mind being holed up in this bookstore for hours.
I GOAT Your Back: The scrumptious coffees, milkshakes and waffles.
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Bombay to Barcelona Library Café
This compact café boasts of indoor and outdoor seating and extremely welcoming staff. It was the brainchild of a man who spent a lot of time on the streets and wanted to do something good for the world. The book café runs towards this cause and employs street children. Isn’t that wonderful? The place also serves yummy milkshakes and snacks to enjoy as you flip through the pages of your current addiction.
I GOAT Your Back: The positive atmosphere and the vibrancy of the good cause.
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Have you been to any of these book cafes? If not, you know where to go!!