19 August 2019 | 4 min read

A Book Lover’s Guide To The Best Book Cafes In Mumbai


Coffee and books, there are no two better words for any bibliophile. Almost akin to therapy, reading books in a cutesy coffee shop relieves us in the best possible manner.

So next time, you are in the mood for coffee and books, heading to these beautiful cafes around Mumbai. Complete with quirky decor, a tempting stack of books (or libraries) and a piping hot cup of coffee, you are sure to wander away in the world of your book! Take your pick, cancel all plans, and head to one of these coffee shops for that long-overdue date with your favorite characters as these are the best places for book lovers. There are a number of book cafes in Mumbai that must be visited.

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List of Book Cafes in Mumbai

1. Food For Thought

Food For Thought

Not only does this place serves some of the best coffee in town, but this book cafe in Mumbai is situated right inside Kitab Khana in Fort. Also, did you know that Kitab Khana is one of the biggest bookstores in Mumbai? Browse through their significant collection, pull up a chair in the coffee shop, and get down to reading.

You will instantly feel at home with their old-world charm, warm interiors, and cosy nooks. Apart from coffee, you can also relish on their hot chocolate and white sauce pasta.

Cost for Two: INR 1,000

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: (10:30am-7:30pm), Sunday: (10:30am-7:30pm)

Address: Somaiya Bhavan, 45 / 47 Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Flora Fountain, Fort,, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001

Telephone: +912222844242

Served Cuisine: Café


2. Prithvi Café

Prithvi Cafe

The soul of Prithvi Theatre, this cafe is not only a haven for a book lover but also every artist out there. The outdoor seating of the cafe is what attracts people from all over the city. An open garden cafe that becomes all the more picturesque in the evening with their hanging lanterns, you are sure to find a space for yourself here.

Their Irish Chai paired with your favourite book is the combo we would recommend!

Cost for Two: INR 400

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: (10:30am-10:15pm), Sunday: (10:30am-10:15pm)

Address: 20, Janki Kutir Apartment, Alongside Prithvi Theatre, Juhu Church Rd, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049

Telephone: +912226174118

Served Cuisine: Café


3. Coffee By Di Bella

Coffee By Di Bella

While you will find plenty of ‘Di Bella’ outlets across the city, the one in Bandra is a book lover’s dream come true. It is located inside Title Waves, one of the first independent bookstores in Mumbai. This bookstore has a vast collection of books including authors like Haruki Murakami and Milan Kundera and definitely worth a visit if you are a true-blue bibliophile.

Immerse yourself in the cosy ambiance of the cafe, order a cappuccino from Di Bella and you are sorted for hours! Do try their dessert menu, and if nothing else suits your mood, their fluffy croissants can be a good condiment to your coffee.

Cost for Two: INR 650

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: (9:00am-11:30pm), Sunday: (9:00am-11:30pm)

Address: 1, Perry Cross Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050

Telephone: +919167199555

Served Cuisine: Café


4. Leaping Windows

Leaping Windows

Good coffee, a vast collection of comics and cosy nooks to keep you reading for hours! Leaping Windows in Versova checks all the right boxes for a book lover like you and me.

You can find everything from manga to graphic novels in this book cafe. The plush cushion and colourful interiors are inviting for any bookworm. And if this doesn’t suit you, the outdoor seating is quite picturesque as well.

Cost for Two: INR 1,200

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: (10:00am-10:00pm), Sunday: (10:00am-10:00pm)

Address: 3 Corner View, Dr. Ashok Chopra Marg, Off, Yari Rd, Opp. Bianca Towers, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400061

Telephone: +919769998972

Served Cuisine: Café


5. Mockingbird Cafe Bar

Mockingbird Cafe Bar

This book cafe in Mumbai is a book lover’s delight by day and perfect for chilling with friends by night. Their small library is done up beautifully, and if you don’t feel like sitting in the cafe, you can hog the bean bag inside the library itself.

While their hot coffee will keep you company, their food menu is also quite impressive and worth a try.

Cost for Two: INR 1,700

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: (9:00am-1:00am), Sunday: (9:00am-1:00am)

Address: 80, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020

Telephone: +918097606010

Served Cuisine: Café


6. Fable


This book cafe in Mumbai and pizzeria in the uptown part of Mumbai is an amalgamation of good food and books. Their logo itself says ‘Cooking Up Stories,’ and as you enter further, you come across quirky decor elements like the Fable Lamp, Wishing Well and Reading Lamp.

Their food and beverages menu has some top-notch dishes which will keep you occupied as you immerse yourself in the setting of your current book. Sit back and relax as you can emerge yourself in coffee and books.

Cost for Two: INR 2,500

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: (12:00pm-10:00pm), Sunday: (12:00pm-10:00pm)

Address: Aashiyana Apartment, Shop 3, N S Rd Number 13, Chand Society, Vithal Nagar, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049

Telephone: +918657685462

Served Cuisine: Café


Did we cover your favourite book cafes in the city? Or if you have a suggestion of any book cafes in Mumbai, do share them with us.



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