Books and Coffee are a pair made in heaven and flipping the pages of your favorite book over a sip of coffee is an experience that only a true book lover addicted to coffee can enjoy. We have libraries, we have cafes and how about the book cafe where you can savor the aroma of both book and coffee. Yes, if you are looking for such places in Bengaluru then Book Cafes are the ones you should search for. The literary side of the city is quite active with Bengaluru being a home to several literary icons like Preeti Shenoy, Malathi Rao, Anita Nair, and others. With an increasing number of book lovers in the city, we thought to compile a post on the best book cafes in Bangalore and we are sure that these places will motivate you to read more.
Awesome Book Cafes in Bangalore
I don’t know what lot can happen over a coffee but dialogues cafe is a perfect answer to all the innovation that can happen on a cafe. It is a coffee house located in Koramangala with an awesome collection of books.
This is not an another ordinary cafe where you just chill out and empty your pocket for an overpriced coffee and food. With time being the currency here you can have as many snacks you wish for, makes use of free Wifi, relax with a book on bean bag – and you pay only for the time spent here. It is Rs.190 for the first hour and then Rs.3 per minute with a maximum charge being Rs.1000 per day.
Among the other amenities of this cafe are the spacious reading room, conference room, smokers’ corner, and the permission to order outside food or bring your own Tiffin. With all these super special attributes, Dialogues Cafe is highly preferred and admired among all the book cafes of Bangalore.
Open: 10 AM to 11 PM
Where: 41, Near Ooty Chocolates, 100 Feet Road, Koramangala 4th Block
This is a warm cozy cafe with a comic theme that will surely remind you of your childhood. They have an amazing collection of graphic novels, and fiction books along with the books from the best selling authors in all the genres. They have ‘today’s specials’ in one corner with books being neatly arranged in the wooden rack. Indeed, a great place to spend your lousy afternoons. If you wanna take a break from books then you can order their English breakfast which is the best.
You can also visit DYU Art Cafe (Koramangala) which has a simple decor with a decent collection of books.
Open: 8 AM to 10 PM
Where: 1004, Wipro Signal, 80 Feet Road, 1st Block, Koramangala 1st Block
Art Blend Cafe
This is a place made for Creative people and book worms. Art blend cafe, as the name suggests is a perfect blend of art, books, food, and the ever craving coffee. It is an alluring tavern for artists or people with an artistic mind. They have got a crafts corner which is super-good and guess what, they have board games too.
Open: 9 AM to 10 PM
Where: 59, 24th Main, 22nd Cross, 2nd Sector, Near Parangi Palya Bus Stop, HSR Club Road, HSR Layout.
Chavadi, Bannerghatta Road
This is just a normal book cafe with a decent ambiance and the great collection of books located on Bannerghatta Road. The reason I have mentioned this place in the list is this is one of the few book cafes we have on Bannerghatta road. It is also a restaurant with amazing food.
Amenities – Outdoor Seating, Smoking area.
Open: 12 PM to 11 PM
Where: Sarvabhouma Nagar, Off Bannerghatta Road, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore
This place is a heaven for book lovers residing in a place like Sarjapur which is considered to be the outskirts of the city. Bookafe is known for its quaint and quiet atmosphere with a diverse collection of books. You can just visit alone to spend some quality time flipping the pages of books or you can take your friends to hang out. This cafe is an absolute pleasure for book lovers, food lovers, and artists because the very ambiance of it is soothing and refreshing.
Open: Tue to Sun (10 AM to 9 PM)
Where: Shop 9, Kaikondrahalli, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore
Sankars is one of the oldest book house of Bangalore (1968) which is one of the most visited book stores of the city. Over the years, they have innovated the space and made it youth friendly by redecorating their interiors and adding more and more books to their rack. They have a play area, and availability of food is an add-on.
Where: Jayanagar, JP Nagar, Madras Bank road, MG road, and Infantry road.
Higginbotham is the oldest book house of Bangalore that stays relevant even in today’s age of Internet and Social media. This bookstore located in MG Road of Bangalore has been the reader’s paradise since 1905. Just by wandering around the store, you will feel that peculiar aroma of books and the gusto of writer’s mind and soul. Just go and visit guys & yes, please come back and let me know your experience in the comment box.
Where: 74, M G Road, Opp. Metro Station, Next to Deccan Herald Press, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Open: 9.30 AM to 8 PM
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Are you missing those wonderful comics? Do you want to refresh your childhood memories? Come to leaping windows. This library has a huge collection of comics from DC, Marvel, to Manga, Batman, and others which are quite expensive if you want to buy them outside. To spice up the reading, they have a cafe on the first floor where you can order beverage and snacks. In the ground floor, you can find beanie chairs and floor rug. If you want to have some fresh air then they have a super spacious airy balcony with low seating and tables.
Open: 10 AM to 12 AM
Where: Next to Indiranagar Club, Indiranagar.
Are you looking for a book which is nowhere available in the market? Are you looking for the second-hand books with great discounts? Just think Blossoms. This is one of the best bookstores in Bangalore where you can find more than 50,000 titles. I really enjoy browsing through the books accompanied by a hot cup of tea that the store offers.
Open: 11 AM to 9 PM
Where: Church Street, Opposite Amoeba, Haridevpur, Shanthala Nagar, Bengaluru.
A well-known book house of Bangalore which you should not miss going to. They have a row of books available in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, and Hindi. One great thing about Attagalatta is their reading sessions, events, book launches, and other fun-filled activities. It is one of the renowned and highly admired book cafes in Bangalore.
Where: KHB Colony, Koramangala 5th Block (Near Forum Mall)
Open: Tue to Sunday (11 AM to 8 PM)
So, these are the best book cafes in Bangalore which are a must visit for book lovers and coffee lovers. If you know any other places of this kind then please let us know in the comments below.
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