• 2018-04-16 12:33:54


Does the bibliophile in you feel incomplete without a book every time you sip from a perfect cup of coffee? Then worry not, and step into these amazing cafes made just for your needs!

Cha Bar

This café is in the nook of Oxford Bookstore on the first level. The café allows booklovers to both borrow and purchase books from the bookstore, when they decide to sit with a cup of hot coffee and perhaps a blueberry muffin.

Where: 17, Park Street Area

Timing: 9:30 am - 9:30 pm

Price: Rs 300 for two

Abar Baithak

With bookshelves devoted to books ranging from the works of Rabrindranath Tagore to Sherlock Homes, this Feluda-themed café beckons to all bookworms for tea coffee, nostalgia and books.

Where: 282, Jodhpur Park Road

Timing: 9 am - 10 pm

Price: Rs 550 for two

8th Day Cafe & Bakery

It is a café cum dessert parlour, on a corner-plot with aesthetically pleasing architecture and serving you the perfect combination of breakfast, bakes and books. It allows customers to only borrow books when they crave for a reading with a Macchiato or Cappuccino.

Where: 6 Arcadia, Park Circus Area

Timing: 9 am - 9 pm

Price: Rs 600 for two

Terminal 11

A bohemian café decorated in green, it is a spacious place where any reader can grab a book off the extensive shelves and relax on a bean bag as they sip on hot chocolate and mango shakes. It has one section dedicated to new books and the other where second-hand books can be borrowed. Customers who contribute at least 5 books can get a black coffee or a cappuccino and those donating shall even receive a cookie platter. Customers can also take home magazines, that aren’t the current month’s issue.

Where: BF 11, Salt Lake

Timing: 8 am - 11 pm

Price: Rs 1000 for two

Cafe Coffee O Kobita

This quaint café built from an old north Kolkata house, is decorated with graffiti, Bengali poetry and posters of celluloid legends. Satyajit Ray, Sukumar Ray and Rabindranath Tagore are some of icons gracing the café. Book enthusiasts are privy to works of famous writers such as Sunil Ganguly, Rabindranath Tagore, Subodh Sarkar and many more. Customers are allowed to only borrow books but they can read at leisure with their choice of beverages.

Where: 32, Bhupendra Bose Avenue

Timing: 11 am - 9 pm

Price: Rs 500 for two

Cafe Story by Chai Break

Situated within the bookstore Story, encompassing a wide berth of the second floor, the café is an outlet of Chai Break. The café has assigned bookshelves next to the seats to quench the thirst of bibliophiles who want a good book to go with their cup of chai. The café showcases an assortment of genres for reading save for those that are reference books, travel guides and magazines.

Where: 8, Elgin Road

Timing: 11 am - 8 pm

Price: Rs 900 for two

Cafe ICanFlyy

This particular café is interesting in more ways than one. Apart from having a generous amount of book collection, it is run by special needs people who never fail to serve with a smile. The compilation of books is comprehensive from Famous Five to Business Etiquette to Why Men Lie. The café refreshes its collected works weekly and even adds suggested books by regular clientele.

Where: 4B Valmikee Street

Timing: 11:30 am - 9 pm

Price: Rs 500 for two