8 Awesome Cafe-cum-Bookstores in Delhi You Can not Miss!

There are times when all you want is a good book, a hot cuppa and a perfect setting to go with the two. Staying back with a book in a nook at home is one way of doing it, but if you’re an explorer, a traveller or simply someone who wants a change of scene, we have a list of some of the best book cafes in Delhi just for you.

  1. Café Turtle

Known for its organic food, Herbal tea, and a variety of exotic cuisines, Café Turtle is just the right spot to unwind and pamper yourself and spend some quality time with a good book. We recommend their date cake with toffee sauce — it’s quite close to magic on first bite.

Address: Shop 23, 1st & 2nd Floor, Khan Market, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market/Jor Bag

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  1. Cha Bar

Sitting in the heart of the city, Cha Bar is a paradise for book lovers as it harbours in the famous Oxford Book Store. Take a pick from their vast varieties of tea and other exquisite beverages at affordable prices along with a sandwich and revel in the books of your choice.

Address: N-81, Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk


  1. Spell & Bound

With its greens, goldens and a Victorian-panache, this quaint two-storey space is home to a variety of books on various genres creating an immaculate, cozy spot for booklovers seeking solitude amidst the chaos of the world that never sleeps. Pick a book, a cup of coffee, a nice sizzling roll if hunger strikes and just let it be.

Address: SDA, C 11, 2, Market, IIT Main Gate, SDA, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

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  1. Kunzum Café

In the thick of the chaos that is Hauz Khas Village, Kunzum is a travel themed café that isn’t just a library with tons of travel books, but also houses film screenings, book reading events and poetry sessions. Spend hours meeting travellers over a cup of coffee, learn photography, take a break and pay as you like.

Address: T-49, GF, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas


  1. Café RED

Café RED stands for Read, Eat and Drink. The seating is well spaced out, which is perfect if you’re seeking some seclusion. Their book collection is fairly limited and the prices are slightly on the higher end. With its music and ambience, it’s a good spot for one to relax with a book and coffee.

Address: 5G, Dada Jungi House,Shahpur Jat, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

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  1. May Day Bookstore-cum-café

Popular as “biyaasi number” amongst the ricksha-wallas that you queued up as you descend from the Shadipur metro station on the blue line, May Day isn’t just a peculiar left-wing niche bookstore and a pay-what-you-like café but also a fun community space. Founded by the publishers of Left-Word Books—four years ago—this space is a hotbed of tame political revolution and is known for its theatre performances, frequent reading sessions, and special events where the floor is open for everyone to speak on a nominated theme.

Address: 2254/2A, Ground Floor, Shadi Khampur, New Ranjit Nagar, Shadipur, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Shadipur


  1. Ivy and Bean

Stunning interiors embellished with chic white furniture and pretty lights makes Ivy & Bean an ideal spot for book lovers. Modern Australian style and Vietnamese food are the highlights on the menu. If you’re looking for a quiet space to spend a lazy afternoon reading a book or with friends, we say you give this one a shot.

Address: 119, Shahpur Jat, Siri Fort, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

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  1. Café Moon River

With a wide variety of classics and furniture sparkling with immense vintage-glam, one may confuse this café with a library! That is the charm of it all though. Grab your coffee, make yourself comfortable and enjoy your afternoon with a good book.

Address: Café Moon River, Defence Colony, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar


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