1 August 2018 | 5 min read

Book Cafes In Bangalore Every Bibliophile Should Bookmark


Steaming cups of coffee, a cheerful, breezy ambience, delicious food, and the company of book lovers – sounds like the perfect setting for a bibliophile. If you’re in Bengaluru, a city known for its active literary side, you can be sure to find a cosy nook somewhere to enjoy a quiet read. If you still want help, here are some reader-friendly cafés to check out.

1. DYU Art Café

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This quaint art café in Koramangala’s heart offers the perfect ambience with its simple yet refreshing décor. Relax in the comfortable seats and catch up on your reading while enjoying the soft music playing in the background. If you prefer some fresh air, make your way to the Kerala-styled open courtyard setting which has some spectacular pieces of art hanging on the walls.

Where – No 23 MIG, KHB Colony, Koramangala 8th Block, Bengaluru.
Must try – Café Mocha, Chicken Schnitzel, Herb Cheese Sandwich, and Banoffee Pie.
Cost {for two} – INR 800

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Tip – Although you can reach here by public transport, it is good to book a cab online. Don’t forget to use your digibank debit card and avail discounts with select brands.

2. Chavadi

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With not many book-nooks located down south, Chavadi on Bannerghatta Road is a much-welcomed café in the area. It has a wonderful collection of books, and the relaxing ambience offers a pleasurable reading experience. It also has outdoor seating for those who prefer a light breeze while reading. If you find yourself thirsty or famished after a long day, the place also serves finger-licking food and a range of beverages.

Where – No 4, 2nd Main Rd, Sarvabhoumanagar, Sundar Ram Shetty Nagar, Bilekahalli, Bengaluru.
Must try – Classic Filter Coffee or Kadak Chai {with Chavadi’s special masala or Adrak}, Penne Tomato Pasta, Barbecue Chicken Wings, and Homemade Soft Waffles topped with fresh fruits, honey and ice cream.
Cost {for two} – INR 1,200

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3. Café Terra

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A superhero-themed joint with a cosy ambience, Café Terra will take you back to your childhood. Boasting of an excellent collection of fiction and graphic novels, this place gets an instant thumbs-up if you wish to spend a lazy evening or weekend. Take a break from the reading by devouring something scrumptious from the all-day breakfast menu and wash it down with delicious shakes.

Where – 1004, Wipro Signal, 80 Feet Road, 1st Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru.
Must try – English Breakfast {Veg/Non-Veg}, Waffles with Maple Syrup or Ice Cream, and Burgers.
Cost {for two} – INR 700

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4. Champaca Bookstore, Library, Cafe

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No list of book cafes in Bangalore is complete without this quaint little place in Vasanth Nagar. A recent addition to Bangalore’s bookstores and restaurants, this place is a haven for every bookworm who simply loves browsing for books, reading the said book at the cafe itself and then buying a couple of books to take home.

What’s more? Their collection is as diverse as their options for the readers. From critically-acclaimed books that you won’t find anywhere else to a dedicated children’s library, this place has it all. And they are delivering in the pandemic. Also, check out their subscription boxes which contains something edible, a few books that you would want to read and cute bookmarks.

Where – 7/1, Edward Road, Off, Queens Rd, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 56005
Must try – Coffee, tea, salads
Cost (For Two) – INR 600

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5. Artville Cafe and Academy

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Not just a book nerd’s dedicated space but also a hidden gem that is ideal for every kind of artists, Artville Cafe is your gallery. This book cafe in Bangalore has a library and cafe all rolled into one. While you can spend your time choosing your next read from books like Humans of New York to thrillers by Jeffery Archer, don’t miss out on the lively art events that take place here all the time. Of course, the pandemic may have put a wrench in some of these events but do check with them before you visit.

Where – 314, 5th Main Rd, HRBR Layout 2nd Block, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560043
Must try – Coffee and sandwiches
Cost (For Two) – INR 700

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6. Atta Galata

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A bibliophile’s dream come true; Atta Galata is your escape from the monotony of life. While the ambience in itself is soothing and caters to bookworms, it is the big bookshelf adorning an entire wall that takes the cake. Plush and oversized chairs make for an excellent and cosy reading spot with your regular caffeine supply coming in at opportune times.

The books’ collection includes every kind of genre, from mystery, romance to even regional works. Check it out whenever you head there for a reading session.

Where – 134, 17th H Main Rd, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095
Must try – Grilled cheese sandwich, hot chocolate, masala chai, and French fries
Cost (For Two) – INR 300

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7. Dialogues

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Bright and colourful décor with bookshelf lining an entire wall and bean bags instead of conventional chair seating, Dialogues defies and takes book cafes’ charm to a different level. Of course, there are oversized chairs that you would want to take home for your reading nooks, but for now, satisfy yourself by visiting Dialogues, reading your book and gorging on their excellent food and drinks.

This book cafe in Bangalore is famous for its concept of charging per hour, depending on your reading time. Yes, you read that right. At Dialogues, you don’t pay for the food or the ambience, and you simply pay for the time you spend here. They even do day passes to read for an entire day and get complimentary food and drink. All of this was pre-pandemic, so make sure you check in before you visit them for this unique offer.

Where – 41, 100 Feet Rd, 4th Block, Koramangala 4th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034
Must try – salads, coffee and tea
Cost (For Two) – INR 600

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So next time, you want to hang-out with your literary friends, you can explore these book cafes in Bangalore.

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