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There are times when we get so indulged in our work that we almost forget about our ‘me-time’. Sometimes, I think that there is a sense of idealism in spending a quiet afternoon alone from the hustle-bustle of daily life. It is important to unwind and occupy oneself in the world of non-fiction and fiction sipping your favourite coffee or sampling a dessert at these book cafes in Delhi NCR.
Cha Bar is a part of Oxford Bookstore located in the heart of the capital city, Connaught Place; it is one of the quintessential examples of book cafes in New Delhi. It provides you with the relaxed ambience despite the market chaos outside. A pretty café with white and black interiors combined with the hues of blue looks chic and casual. They offer an ample variety of over 160 teas from Sikkim, Darjeeling, Oolong, Nilgiri, Russia, Sri Lanka, Japan and Morocco complimented by the delicious Finger Food.
Where: N-81, Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Timings: 11:00 AM - 09:30 PM
Located at the Golf Course Road, Gurugram, it has subtle looking interiors with white-bricked walls and colourful paintings. As the name suggests, the cosy ambience with your favourite book while sipping your favourite beverage make life simpler and peaceful for a moment. This eatery offers an all-day breakfast with an all-day menu. They also serve Wine and Beer if coffee and tea sound boring. Pancake Stack, Yogurt Pots, Hummus and Pita are some of the recommended dishes here.
Where: Ground Floor, MPD Towers, Golf Course Road, Gurugram
Timings: 10 AM - 11 PM
A beautiful café in Claridges Hotel that offers a treasure of non-fiction and fiction books to choose from. Its an alcove for reading books with blissful ambience, aromatherapeutic perfumes and candles. While you read your favourite book, one can order mouth-watering cakes or coffee from their ‘Ye Old Bakery’. This place really is a serendipitous encounter.
Where: 238/4, Jonapur, Mandi Road, Chhatarpur, New Delhi
Timings: 11:45 AM – 07:30 PM
A dainty looking café with attractive white interiors and fairy lights inside mason jars which are hung on the ceiling making it a pretty affair. The cuisine and interiors are inspired by the Australian culture. They offer an eclectic menu of Soup, Pizza, Burgers and Salad. Unlike other cafés, they have a different concept wherein you can borrow a book and return it whenever you want or you can even replace it with another book.
Where: 119, 1st Floor, Sishan House, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi
Timings: 11:00 AM- 11:00 PM
It is one of the oldest book cafés in Delhi which was created to complement the Full Circle Book Store. The reason behind the interesting name was to peacefully enjoy reading your favourite book with some delicious food. Vintage interiors and al fresco seating makes this place a must-visit for good conversations or to read your book. Not only coffee and tea, Café Turtle offers an eclectic vegetarian menu using fresh ingredients adds to the charm of this beautiful café.
Where: Shop 23, 1st & 2nd Floor, Khan Market, New Delhi
Timings: 09:30 AM- 09:30 PM
Café Wanderlust offers a valiant traveller a place for relaxation. This café is famous for their breakfast platter and hammocks. This one is a well-lit space with pretty décor and numerous seating options. They offer travel books, magazines and novels. Pancakes, Vada Pav, Falafel and Pesto Pasta are some of the recommended dishes here. Kiwi Shake is not to be missed.
Where: SF-53-54, 1st Floor, DLF Galleria, DLF Phase 4, Gurugram
Timings: 10 AM- 11 PM