Every writer knows the moment, you’ve spent all morning crafting eight, exquisite pages of meaningful prose, and in the past minute, you’ve deleted them all. It’s time to go out, get some fresh air, drink some tea (or coffee), and remind yourself that you’re part of the human race, all while working, of course. Here are the best haunts in Mumbai to settle down into with your laptop, that ridiculously large research book and your imagination.
It should come as no surprise that Prithvi is on this list. This café remains the go-to spot for anyone in the suburbs with a serious amount of writing to do. Expect to find some peace and quiet in the afternoon hours, along with the regular theatre and film crowd periodically making an appearance. Prices have remained relatively low, particularly if you stick to the sulemani chai, as do most regulars here. Prithvi has also spruced up their interiors, complete with atmospheric China lamps, features a lovely flutist on evenings and weekends, and offers Sangria on Sundays.