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Prithvi Cafe

Books and coffee meet at these cozy book cafes in Mumbai

What’s better than sipping coffee while flipping over the pages of your favorite book? If the idea seems to you like a win-win to you then you have to make way to these cozy book cafés in Mumbai to experience literary indulgence at the very best! They are the perfect food-for-thought you need to perk up your weekend!

Prithvi Café                      

Literature, ambience and food. All in sync with each other create an experience to cherish at the vibrant Prithivi Café which an open air cafe hugged by gorgeous trees, bamboo and plants. It is a little oasis of tranquility in the middle of the Mumbai is especially known for its Irish Coffee, Cutting Chai and Brownies. It is budget-friendly and the ambience is to love!

Address: Prithvi Theatre, 20 Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049

Phone: 022 2617 4118

Food for Thought

Tucked away at the back of the expansive Kitab Khana, this cafe is a tiny readers’ retreat, very considerately made for a quick bite and cup of coffee with your newly acquired literary jewels. The interiors have the same archaic charm as the rest of Kitab Khana. The mind-blowing desserts are also everything to rave about!

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

Phone: 022 2284 4242

Coffee by Di Bella Bandra

The only Di Bella in town which is situated in a bookstore, this place is a stunner! From their good service to their scrumptious waffles/coffees/milkshakes, this is book café is something that will definitely reign on your heart. So chill with your book over a steaming cup of coffee or the Instagram-worthy Melbourne Freakshake!

Address: Title Waves, Ground Floor, St Pauls Media Complex, 24th Road TPS III, Pali Hill, Bandra West

Phone: 022 3015 1730

Bombay to Barcelona Library Café

Located near the Mumbai international airport, the Bombay to Barcelona Library Cafe lays emphasis on being inclusive and open to people from all walks of life. The place is a brainchild of Amin Sheikh who says that every kid will be given a milkshake and a snack here, irrespective of their background. The cute book café serves delectable food too and is brimming with positivity and vibrancy due to the good cause it’s working toward! Try the Baked Yoghurt or sip on the Cutting Chai if you aren’t team coffee. What’s not to love about this book café that provides employment to street children?

Address: Golden Nest Society Apartments, Mapkhan Nagar, Aashiyana Society, Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400047

Phone: 098202 12029

Leaping Windows Café And Library

The theme of this ravishing spot is a comic club cum cafe. The menu has been designed with pictorial representation of lesser known comic stories and is really intriguing. On every alternate page there is a signature dish highlighted picturing iconic movies with a twist. It’s quite witty. There is also a book reading area downstairs where you can spend time immersing yourself in the wide range of books. This playful spot coupled with finger-licking food is something we’d definitely recommend!

Address: 2 & 3, Corner View, Ashok Chopra Marg, Opposite Bianca Towers, Versova, Andheri West

Phone number: +91 9769998972