Last Updated: May 22, 2019 Swati Mishra
As a writer, I need some space for myself where I can sit and work. If you are just like me who believe that a special place is not just a corner of your house or office, then here I am to tell you about certain cafes in India that will let you think even broader and better. These cafes will let you sit and think; reflect and observe; gaze at the surrounding and motivate you to write while you sip a large cup of cappuccino or a glass of fresh fruit juice. So without making you wait much, let’s get our eyes on these cafes in India ranging from high-end to the homely.
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- The Reader’s Cafe, Indirapuram
- Cafe Bookworm, Lucknow
- Om Made Cafe, Bangalore
- Darjeeling Cafe, Varkala
- Cha Bar, Delhi
- The Ants Cafe & Store, Bangalore
- Coffee Cup, Hyderabad
- Crepe Pancake Hut, McLeod Ganj
- Cafe Turtle, New Delhi
- Cafe Fiction, Gangtok
1. The Reader’s Cafe, Indirapuram
A place to sit, open up the books, read and never return, Reader’s Cafe in Indirapuram have got a massive collection of classics and mainstream books. The bookstore which is also a library as well a cafe, has gained the interests of many writers, readers and also other people who love a vibrant and cool place for hanging out with friends. You can either buy a book or pick up any book from their borrowing section that you can enjoy reading for as long as you are in the cafe. For writers, the cafe will let them forget the world that exists outside and help develop creative thoughts for the write-ups. In addition to this, the cafe offers a lot of things that you wouldn’t find anywhere outside like a few of the old Phantom comics and other interesting books.
What to order: Grilled Fish, Thin Crust Extravaganza Pizza, French Vanilla Coffee and Bruschetta and Margherita Pizza
Address: Indirapuram Habitat Centre, Ahinsa Khand 1, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad
2. Cafe Bookworm, Lucknow
Lucknow’s biryani and kebabs is famous amongst the foodies. Besides serving hot Mughlai cuisine, Lucknow has opened a place for the book lovers and writers. Cafe Bookworm is a creative and gastronomic recreation in the city of Nawabs. Offering an opportunity to read from some of the amazing books and bringing up new thoughts for writing are the experiences to have in this new age cafe. In addition to this, the cafe offers great dishes that are sure to win your heart. One thing that caught my eyes is, the cafe will give you an opportunity to catch up with other book lovers and have fresh snacks or sweets when you need fuel to get charged.
What to order: Light snacks and beverages
Address- Above Hero showroom, Neelkanth road, Vivek Khand 2, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
3. Om Made Cafe, Bangalore
A rooftop restaurant offering fantastic ambience and menu serving vegan-friendly food options, Om Made Cafe hosts various literary sessions from time to time. The set up of the cafe is such that set their mood for creative work. Calm and quiet, you can comfortably sit and write here for hours without getting tired. For letting great thoughts hit your mind, I would suggest to make a visit to Om Made Cafe in the late afternoons which offers a mindblowing view of mesmerising sunset. In addition to this, if at any point in time you suffer from writer’s block, the ambience of the place is going to heal you with numerous creative thoughts.
What to order: Waffle, Croque Madame and Rosemary Chicken
Address- No. 136, 1st Cross, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore
4. Darjeeling Cafe, Varkala
Trust me, this sea-facing cafe will make you fall in love with the amazing view it offers. Darjeeling Cafe is like a dream come true for the passionate writers who also love to gaze at the beauty of nature. To get an amazing experience, it is advisable to visit the cafe during the day time where you can sit and relax in the dazzling sun. Besides this, the evening is also a perfect time to write as during this time you can also relish the mesmerising view of the sun setting. The beautiful white painted art wooden tables, tea kettle hanging with the help of creepers make for a perfect setting where you can give birth to new and innovative thoughts.
What to order: Seafood and Chicken Curry
Address- Middle Cliff, Varkala, Kerala
5. Cha Bar, Delhi
In the middle of the hustle and bustle of Delhi’s life, the Cha Bar in Connaught Place (CP) is a perfect place for the writers. Even though Cha Bar remains quite busy on weekends so much that at times it becomes hard to find a seat to sit and work calmly. But, if you are someone who can manage to find your own calm in the crowd then this place is for you. Cha Bar is attached to an Oxford Book Store which is a win-win point for the readers and writers as one can spend hours here. Besides being an amazing spot for writing and reading along with a cup of tea, the place has interesting things to buy as well. If you are looking for some gift, souvenir or stationary, it is at Cha Bar you are to find it. Also, if you love experimenting with your taste buds with new flavours then you are going to love the menu of the place.
What to order: The masala and kathakali tea, sandwiches, soups and pizzas
Address- N-81, Barakhamba Rd, Block N, Connaught Place, New Delhi
6. The Ants Cafe & Store, Bangalore
If you are an early riser or someone who completes most of the writing work before lunch, head to The Ants Cafe & Store. The reason why I have suggested you to visit here in the morning hours is because the Ants Cafe & Store serves delicious breakfast which is a perfect for you to start with your writing. When here, don’t forget to try the signature sunny side up and baked beans. Other than writing, if you want to indulge in some sort of shopping, the cafe houses a boutique as well. The place isn’t much crowded which is an added advantage for the writers to develop their thoughts amidst serenity of the beautiful calm cafe.
What to order: Sunny-side up and English breakfast
Address- 2286/B, 1st Cross, 14th A Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore
7. Coffee Cup, Hyderabad
Well-known for the popular tourist attraction- Charminar and scrumptious Hyderabadi cuisine, the city has few hangout places of which one is Coffee Cup. The place is not just for the coffee addicts but also for writers and readers. The interior of the cafe is excellent which comprises of sheesham wood and the sit-out terrace which has potted plants making it an amazing set up for both reading and writing. In addition to this, there are posters of cartoon characters which makes the atmosphere of the cafe high on the fun quotient.
What to order: Coffee, Pasta, Sandwich, Burgers, Chips, Veg Platter, Nachos
Address- E-89, 1st Floor, Above Canara Bank, Sainikpuri, Secunderabad, Telangana
8. Crepe Pancake Hut, McLeod Ganj
This cosy and homely cafe in Mcleod Ganj is sure to compel you for clicking pictures. On being here you will find yourself in a set up of no less than a library as Crepe Pancake Hut is filled with books. You can write or read from a number of books at the well arranged low-flooring seating where you can easily spend hours either reading, writing or simply dreaming.
What to order: Pancakes, Burrito Bowl and Pumpkin Tempura Sushi
Address- Jogiwara Rd, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
9. Cafe Turtle, New Delhi
Well, Delhi is next to Kolkata when it comes to ‘book lovers’ and when talking about the cafes suitable for writers and readers, Cafe Turtle is yet another one on the list. The place is ideal for those who love solitude with a pleasant atmosphere inspiring someone to write or enjoy reading while trying out some of the amazing gastronomical delights. With a huge collection of books, you will be spoilt for choice but one thing is sure you are going to adore the place and would love coming back again and again.
What to order: Potato Wedges, Enchiladas and Toasted Croissant Sandwich
Address- Shop 23, Khan Market, New Delhi
10. Cafe Fiction, Gangtok
How about reading and writing over a cup of hot Sikkimese tea? If this sounds blissful to you, head to Cafe Fiction in Gangtok. It is the scenic surrounding that makes the vibe and feel of the cafe even more welcoming. The cafe is sure to flatter not only readers and writers but also foodies. Those who love reading from a vivid category, the cafe offers books on Tibetan history. Also, you’ll get to try a few authentic Sikkimese dishes that are truly mouthwatering.
What to order: Lemon Cheesecake and Sikkimese food
Address- Below Rachna Books, Development Area, Gangtok, Sikkim
There you have it. Every cafe mentioned above should be visited by writers, readers and foodies at least once in a lifetime. If you are planning on visiting any of these destinations then make sure you don’t miss out visiting the cafes there. If you need any assistance in knowing about places to visit in India that can help you develop great thoughts for writing, Tour My India will offer you with the best travel packages. Call at +91-9212553106/07 or drop your queries to email@example.com. Our travel packages are well-curated and will suit your need, preference and above all budget.
Published: 21 May, 2019
Born and brought up in Assam- ‘The Land of Tea Gardens’, Swati is a Travel Writer who yearns to travel around the whole world someday. Coming from one of lush-green and peaceful states of India, her love for nature and rain is beyond imagination. She is an observant and is keen to explore more about the things that comes her way which could be clearly seen in her write ups. Other than this, she is a foodie and can do anything for food that is made out of cheese especially- The Alfredo Penne Pasta!