We have told you where to get Mumbai’s best coffee, as well as where the city’s finest bookstores are at. Now we’re telling you where to head to when you’re looking to satiate your cravings for great coffee and good reads at the same time. With cozy interiors, comfortable seating, and delicious caffeinated beverages, these four book cafés are every bit equipped to amp your reading experience.
Food For Thought
Lodged within Kitab Khana in Fort, one of the biggest bookstores in the city, Food For Thought is one of the best spots in the city to sit down with a book. The café offers a rich food and beverage menu, tastefully designed interiors, and irresistible old-world charm. Food For Thought boasts of an impressive collection of books spanning across languages and genres, ranging from the latest bestsellers to rare finds. Housed inside a 150-year-old building in a historic part of South Mumbai, the vast bookstore is a comforting space for any book lover.
This delightfully cozy café in Versova also happens to be a comic book library—making this a must-visit spot for any book lover in the city. They host an impressive collection of manga, graphic novels, and comics, and comforting décor that includes plush cushion indoor seats as well as outdoor tables. Tastefully decorated walls and a satisfying food menu are added bonuses. You can rent graphic novels and comics online, and get them delivered to and picked up from your doorstep. Leaping Windows also offers a range of membership plans that are worth checking out if you are a comic book aficionado.
This quaint little café is housed within Churchgate’s Oxford Bookstore. Offering an impressive collection of teas from Kahwa to Oolong, Cha Bar is where you should be headed if you like your book to be accompanied by tea rather than coffee. The café also offers a food menu, while the surrounding bookstore offers a great collection of reads across genres.
Coffee by Di Bella, located within the swanky Title Waves bookstore in Bandra, is the quintessential cozy café. With warmly lit wooden interiors, delicious freshly brewed coffee, and plenty of seating, this café is a great place to sit down and read your latest buy from Title Waves. Spread over 8000 square feet, the boutique bookstore doesn’t just house an impressive collection of books, but also movies and music in Blu-Ray Discs, DVDs, and CDs.