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Ultimate Guide to Best Book Cafe's In Kolkata

Kolkata has plenty of book cafes where you can get cozy, get a cup of coffee, and read. Here a guide to thebest book cafe in Kolkata.

The city of Kolkata is known for many things, one of those things is the love for literature. Every true Calcuttan would always point you towards a book if you ever ask them what their escape is. Kolkata definitely has a passionate love for books and in the city of joy, there is a lot of book lovers who could spend entire days jutting sitting in front of their favorite book, and sipping their freshly brewed coffee.

Kolkata city is filled with bibliophile's and you would always find some of them either sitting on the bench of a park with a book in their hand or with a bag around their shoulder carrying a book in them.

Somehow, for book lovers, the combination of a good book and good coffee seems irresistible and for all of them, Kolkata is not a city of disappointment, the book cafe culture here is surprisingly very happening. All across the city, you will find plenty of book cafe's where you can get cozy, get a cup of coffee and read your favorite book again or try out a new book, spend some great quality "Me Time" and relax.

For all the book lovers in Kolkata, we bring you the best places you can just sit down with your book, some coffee, and good food that will allow you to enjoy what you love doing the most - read.

1. Oxford Cha Bar, Park Street

Anyone in Kolkata will recommend you to visit this place at least once. It's one of the oldest and most famous spots for book lovers. It's a haven, that's what it is! You can fill your shopping cart with the wide range of books they have and also sit down and complete your entire book while sipping some amazing coffee. It is raining, you're in for a treat. Just sit back, relax and enjoy your book while the rain stops. This Oxford bookstore cafe serves some of the best cuppas, you'll never want to leave once you settle down in this cozy book cafe.

Oxford Cha Bar

INR 900, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

2. Abar Baithak the Coffee Shop, Jodhpur Park Road

This Feluda-themed cafe screams its love for books through the roof, everything from the walls to the cushions, they are all Feluda-themed and are adorned by the iconic Bengali detective's stories. Every book lover has visited this cafe at least once. You'll find every book you can possibly think of at this book cafe from the work of Rabindranath Tagore to Sherlock Holmes and Satyajit Ray. Bookworms are always attracted to this cafe and would run and settle down in the cafe, sipping on their coffees and getting their daily dose of quality literature. Along with a good coffee and a great read, you'll also enjoy the chicken salami sandwich at Abar Baithak.

Abar Baithak the Coffee Shop

INR 800, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

3. Terminal 11, Salt Lake

This is another stomping ground for all book lovers. This coffee shop has a variety of books that'll leave you stumped. You can literally grow old just by trying to finishing all the books they have at their cafe, the list is that long! You can find a young and cheerful crowd frequently visiting this cafe. The decor of this place is so vibrant and calming, you'll always find positive vibes in this beautiful cafe. There's free Wi-Fi too if in case you'd like to post a story on Instagram since this cafe is very picturesque. The ambiance is also very friendly and lively for you to sit down and enjoy a hot cup of coffee.

Terminal 11

INR 1000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

4. Indian Coffee House, College Street

Opened in 1876, this is the oldest bookstore in Kolkata! This has been the meeting place for some of the most notable personalities like Rabindranath Tagore and Subhas Chandra Bose, that must tell you something, not just every book lover knows about this place and has definitely visited it at least a couple of times, but rather this place has a history attached with it, people who don't even read books have come here, to be part of something huge, be in a place where such huge personalities have sat down and drunk their coffee and had discussions. You'll still find some book lovers sitting around the corner of this bookstore with their book, tea, and samosa accompanying them. If you do visit, you must try their fish cutlet, it's delicious!

Indian Coffee House

INR 300, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

5. Cafe Story by Chai Break, Bhowanipore

This place screams book store, the minute you enter, from the swanky interiors to the cute looking coffee cup, and shelves stuffed with books, your inner book lover would instantly feel at home! Situated in the book store - story, this cafe is an outlet of Chai Break. You'll find all genres of books for you to choose from, it's the perfect place for you to spend hours and hours reading your favorite place. The menu of this place is spectacular as well, you would not be disappointed by anything you order. But there must try would definitely be crispy chili potato and masala chai!

Cafe Story by Chai Break

INR 950, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

6. Artsy Cafe, Bhowanipore

This cafe has slowly become the talk of the city, known as the city's first art cafe. This art gallery cum cafe has a dedicated space for books. The cafe also is known to host a lot of events like poetry reading and book launch. The interiors of this cafe are very intrinsic and you would definitely find yourself just admiring the place for a while once you enter. Although the menu is basic, you'll find great food here along with decent cold coffee. Situated on the ground floor, if you're just looking to unwind yourself and enjoy your company with a good book and serene view, this is the place to go!

Artsy Cafe

INR 700, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

7. Crossword Bookstore, Newtown

Although not technically a cafe, but when you are talking about bookstores, how can you missout on Crosswords? It's every book lover's paradise! Taking the rich cultural values of Kolkata city, crosswords have come up with small joints all around the city to make sure all book lovers are given equal love! They have opened up bookstores in multiple locations, and as you already know, they have a huge collection of books available from across all genres for you to enjoy. Sit back and enjoy your books and cold coffee with ice cream.

Crossword Bookstore

Open in Google Maps

8. Travelistan, Golf Green

Travelistan, as the name appears is a travel-themed cafe, in fact, it is the first travel-themed cafe in Kolkata! Once you have the wanderlust in you, but have not been able to travel in a while, this place is meant for you! Step inside this cafe to transport yourself to another place, from the outdoor seating to the hand-painted walls, to painted scooters inside the cafe, and most important of all - books! This is the perfect place to go and hang out with your friends or also to go seldom and enjoy your own company, it all depends on your mood. You'll find something for all your moods and cravings. The ambiance is also very cozy and the staff is super friendly, making you feel at home. Talking about books, you'll find all the greatest hits from all genres, talking about food, you have a variety of dishes to choose from. Delicious food, great food, picturesque interiors make it the perfect place. There must try includes: chicken fingers, baked fish, pork ribs and Kit Kat shake.

Travelistan

INR 500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

9. The Lighthouse Cafe, Prince Anwar Shah Road

If you just want to have a good time reading your favorite book and having some good coffee with acceptable food, this is the place to go. This cafe is away from all the commercial cafes, its simplistic and minimalistic design and interiors make it a very cozy place to go to and do the one thing you wish to do - enjoy your book and have some food, nothing else. This is a great place to unwind yourself and spend some alone time with yourself and your favorite book. Although minimalistic, it still looks very aesthetic. If you're looking for some downtime and freshly brewed coffee, you're at the place in the city. This cafe-cum-bookstore is built around a visual art space, so it's not unlikely for you to find some very interesting art journals or fabulous graphics books.

The Lighthouse Cafe

INR 500, Cost of 2 | Open in Google Maps

10. Tribe, Golpark

This is one of the more new and happening bookstores in Kolkata that you'll instantly fall in love with. The interiors are vibrant, full of colors, wall art, a couple of guitars, paintings, and books! Tribe takes pride in boasting that they have 2000+ books in their collection and they continuously keep adding new books to their collection always increasing, so you would never run out of books to read here! The cafe is picturesque and if you are a social buff, you can get a lot of shots of your gram from this bookstore-cum-cafe.The food offered at the cafe is very delicious. The cafe also organizes a lot of poetry reading sessions, workshops, open mic nights and if you're an artist, you can reach out to the management and they'll even showcase your work in their cafe!

Tribe

INR 600, Cost of 2 | Open in Google Maps

11. Cafe Coffee O Kobita, Shyam Bazaar

Another one of those simple, cozy, and minimalistic cafes that are direct to the point and serve the purpose it is meant to, without all the commercial hassle. If you'd like to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, without any fuss and your favorite book, this is the place to go, hands down. It's a very small and cozy place that you'll enjoy staying in for hours at a stretch. Colorful walls, wall art, graffiti, Bengali poetry, posters, and interiors make it very enjoyable and comfortable. Overall experience is something you'll be looking forward to! You also have some really good dishes that you could try out while you visit the place. Do give its lasagne a try, some of the other must-try dishes here include grilled chicken platter, strawberry ice cream, and almond cookies.

Cafe Coffee O Kobita

INR 700, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

12. Potboiler Coffee House, Ballygunge

Potboiler is every bibliophile's and coffee lover's place to go! You'll definitely love the place. Once you get in, get comfy on a couch, grab a book and a cup of coffee, then you'll never want to get out. The entire environment and the vibes you get from the place make it so irresistible. The minute you step inside, you'll see a detailed wall-art explaining the art of coffee-making. For all the Potterheads, you'll find an entire section of wall-art filled with quirky dialogues from your favorite films. Their menu also takes a very creative twist, the dishes are named based on famous books and dialogues! which makes it even interesting. For all the people who are not book-lovers could go through the menu, as it's extensive! you'll have plenty of good and delicious dishes and a good cup of coffee. Some of the must-try dishes include Pancakes, Egg sandwiches, and fries.

Potboiler Coffee House

INR 950, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

13. The Tea Place by Manjushree, Hindustan Park

This is one of the classy places in this list where you could sit back and enjoy your time either reading a book or hanging out with your friends. This is a must-visit place if you're a chai lover. Grab your favorite book, head to the place, sit down and enjoy your hot cup of tea and enjoy the classy interior and sassy vibes it gives. You'll not regret going to this place. Must-try dishes: White Tea, Tiramisu, and cookies.

The Tea Place by Manjushree

INR 500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

These are some of the best Book cafes there are in Kolkata. You will surely have a great time at any of these places if you're either a book lover or a coffee lover! These are such places, you can enjoy either with your own company or with your friends. When it rains, especially, you'll enjoy all of these places, even more, making the place even more beautiful and elegant. Do not miss out on any of these and at the same time, go on, explore new places and discover the love for books Kolkata has, and get lost in it.

Go on, explore these places, find new books to read, meet new people who have the same affection for books as you do, and make them your friends. Along with books, you'll also get to witness some of the most picturesque places in town as well!

Eats

Ultimate Guide to Best Book Cafe's In Kolkata

Kolkata has plenty of book cafes where you can get cozy, get a cup of coffee, and read. Here a guide to thebest book cafe in Kolkata.

The city of Kolkata is known for many things, one of those things is the love for literature. Every true Calcuttan would always point you towards a book if you ever ask them what their escape is. Kolkata definitely has a passionate love for books and in the city of joy, there is a lot of book lovers who could spend entire days jutting sitting in front of their favorite book, and sipping their freshly brewed coffee.

Kolkata city is filled with bibliophile's and you would always find some of them either sitting on the bench of a park with a book in their hand or with a bag around their shoulder carrying a book in them.

Somehow, for book lovers, the combination of a good book and good coffee seems irresistible and for all of them, Kolkata is not a city of disappointment, the book cafe culture here is surprisingly very happening. All across the city, you will find plenty of book cafe's where you can get cozy, get a cup of coffee and read your favorite book again or try out a new book, spend some great quality "Me Time" and relax.

For all the book lovers in Kolkata, we bring you the best places you can just sit down with your book, some coffee, and good food that will allow you to enjoy what you love doing the most - read.

1. Oxford Cha Bar, Park Street

Anyone in Kolkata will recommend you to visit this place at least once. It's one of the oldest and most famous spots for book lovers. It's a haven, that's what it is! You can fill your shopping cart with the wide range of books they have and also sit down and complete your entire book while sipping some amazing coffee. It is raining, you're in for a treat. Just sit back, relax and enjoy your book while the rain stops. This Oxford bookstore cafe serves some of the best cuppas, you'll never want to leave once you settle down in this cozy book cafe.

Oxford Cha Bar

INR 900, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

2. Abar Baithak the Coffee Shop, Jodhpur Park Road

This Feluda-themed cafe screams its love for books through the roof, everything from the walls to the cushions, they are all Feluda-themed and are adorned by the iconic Bengali detective's stories. Every book lover has visited this cafe at least once. You'll find every book you can possibly think of at this book cafe from the work of Rabindranath Tagore to Sherlock Holmes and Satyajit Ray. Bookworms are always attracted to this cafe and would run and settle down in the cafe, sipping on their coffees and getting their daily dose of quality literature. Along with a good coffee and a great read, you'll also enjoy the chicken salami sandwich at Abar Baithak.

Abar Baithak the Coffee Shop

INR 800, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

3. Terminal 11, Salt Lake

This is another stomping ground for all book lovers. This coffee shop has a variety of books that'll leave you stumped. You can literally grow old just by trying to finishing all the books they have at their cafe, the list is that long! You can find a young and cheerful crowd frequently visiting this cafe. The decor of this place is so vibrant and calming, you'll always find positive vibes in this beautiful cafe. There's free Wi-Fi too if in case you'd like to post a story on Instagram since this cafe is very picturesque. The ambiance is also very friendly and lively for you to sit down and enjoy a hot cup of coffee.

Terminal 11

INR 1000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

4. Indian Coffee House, College Street

Opened in 1876, this is the oldest bookstore in Kolkata! This has been the meeting place for some of the most notable personalities like Rabindranath Tagore and Subhas Chandra Bose, that must tell you something, not just every book lover knows about this place and has definitely visited it at least a couple of times, but rather this place has a history attached with it, people who don't even read books have come here, to be part of something huge, be in a place where such huge personalities have sat down and drunk their coffee and had discussions. You'll still find some book lovers sitting around the corner of this bookstore with their book, tea, and samosa accompanying them. If you do visit, you must try their fish cutlet, it's delicious!

Indian Coffee House

INR 300, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

5. Cafe Story by Chai Break, Bhowanipore

This place screams book store, the minute you enter, from the swanky interiors to the cute looking coffee cup, and shelves stuffed with books, your inner book lover would instantly feel at home! Situated in the book store - story, this cafe is an outlet of Chai Break. You'll find all genres of books for you to choose from, it's the perfect place for you to spend hours and hours reading your favorite place. The menu of this place is spectacular as well, you would not be disappointed by anything you order. But there must try would definitely be crispy chili potato and masala chai!

Cafe Story by Chai Break

INR 950, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

6. Artsy Cafe, Bhowanipore

This cafe has slowly become the talk of the city, known as the city's first art cafe. This art gallery cum cafe has a dedicated space for books. The cafe also is known to host a lot of events like poetry reading and book launch. The interiors of this cafe are very intrinsic and you would definitely find yourself just admiring the place for a while once you enter. Although the menu is basic, you'll find great food here along with decent cold coffee. Situated on the ground floor, if you're just looking to unwind yourself and enjoy your company with a good book and serene view, this is the place to go!

Artsy Cafe

INR 700, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

7. Crossword Bookstore, Newtown

Although not technically a cafe, but when you are talking about bookstores, how can you missout on Crosswords? It's every book lover's paradise! Taking the rich cultural values of Kolkata city, crosswords have come up with small joints all around the city to make sure all book lovers are given equal love! They have opened up bookstores in multiple locations, and as you already know, they have a huge collection of books available from across all genres for you to enjoy. Sit back and enjoy your books and cold coffee with ice cream.

Crossword Bookstore

Open in Google Maps

8. Travelistan, Golf Green

Travelistan, as the name appears is a travel-themed cafe, in fact, it is the first travel-themed cafe in Kolkata! Once you have the wanderlust in you, but have not been able to travel in a while, this place is meant for you! Step inside this cafe to transport yourself to another place, from the outdoor seating to the hand-painted walls, to painted scooters inside the cafe, and most important of all - books! This is the perfect place to go and hang out with your friends or also to go seldom and enjoy your own company, it all depends on your mood. You'll find something for all your moods and cravings. The ambiance is also very cozy and the staff is super friendly, making you feel at home. Talking about books, you'll find all the greatest hits from all genres, talking about food, you have a variety of dishes to choose from. Delicious food, great food, picturesque interiors make it the perfect place. There must try includes: chicken fingers, baked fish, pork ribs and Kit Kat shake.

Travelistan

INR 500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

9. The Lighthouse Cafe, Prince Anwar Shah Road

If you just want to have a good time reading your favorite book and having some good coffee with acceptable food, this is the place to go. This cafe is away from all the commercial cafes, its simplistic and minimalistic design and interiors make it a very cozy place to go to and do the one thing you wish to do - enjoy your book and have some food, nothing else. This is a great place to unwind yourself and spend some alone time with yourself and your favorite book. Although minimalistic, it still looks very aesthetic. If you're looking for some downtime and freshly brewed coffee, you're at the place in the city. This cafe-cum-bookstore is built around a visual art space, so it's not unlikely for you to find some very interesting art journals or fabulous graphics books.

The Lighthouse Cafe

INR 500, Cost of 2 | Open in Google Maps

10. Tribe, Golpark

This is one of the more new and happening bookstores in Kolkata that you'll instantly fall in love with. The interiors are vibrant, full of colors, wall art, a couple of guitars, paintings, and books! Tribe takes pride in boasting that they have 2000+ books in their collection and they continuously keep adding new books to their collection always increasing, so you would never run out of books to read here! The cafe is picturesque and if you are a social buff, you can get a lot of shots of your gram from this bookstore-cum-cafe.The food offered at the cafe is very delicious. The cafe also organizes a lot of poetry reading sessions, workshops, open mic nights and if you're an artist, you can reach out to the management and they'll even showcase your work in their cafe!

Tribe

INR 600, Cost of 2 | Open in Google Maps

11. Cafe Coffee O Kobita, Shyam Bazaar

Another one of those simple, cozy, and minimalistic cafes that are direct to the point and serve the purpose it is meant to, without all the commercial hassle. If you'd like to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, without any fuss and your favorite book, this is the place to go, hands down. It's a very small and cozy place that you'll enjoy staying in for hours at a stretch. Colorful walls, wall art, graffiti, Bengali poetry, posters, and interiors make it very enjoyable and comfortable. Overall experience is something you'll be looking forward to! You also have some really good dishes that you could try out while you visit the place. Do give its lasagne a try, some of the other must-try dishes here include grilled chicken platter, strawberry ice cream, and almond cookies.

Cafe Coffee O Kobita

INR 700, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

12. Potboiler Coffee House, Ballygunge

Potboiler is every bibliophile's and coffee lover's place to go! You'll definitely love the place. Once you get in, get comfy on a couch, grab a book and a cup of coffee, then you'll never want to get out. The entire environment and the vibes you get from the place make it so irresistible. The minute you step inside, you'll see a detailed wall-art explaining the art of coffee-making. For all the Potterheads, you'll find an entire section of wall-art filled with quirky dialogues from your favorite films. Their menu also takes a very creative twist, the dishes are named based on famous books and dialogues! which makes it even interesting. For all the people who are not book-lovers could go through the menu, as it's extensive! you'll have plenty of good and delicious dishes and a good cup of coffee. Some of the must-try dishes include Pancakes, Egg sandwiches, and fries.

Potboiler Coffee House

INR 950, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

13. The Tea Place by Manjushree, Hindustan Park

This is one of the classy places in this list where you could sit back and enjoy your time either reading a book or hanging out with your friends. This is a must-visit place if you're a chai lover. Grab your favorite book, head to the place, sit down and enjoy your hot cup of tea and enjoy the classy interior and sassy vibes it gives. You'll not regret going to this place. Must-try dishes: White Tea, Tiramisu, and cookies.

The Tea Place by Manjushree

INR 500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

These are some of the best Book cafes there are in Kolkata. You will surely have a great time at any of these places if you're either a book lover or a coffee lover! These are such places, you can enjoy either with your own company or with your friends. When it rains, especially, you'll enjoy all of these places, even more, making the place even more beautiful and elegant. Do not miss out on any of these and at the same time, go on, explore new places and discover the love for books Kolkata has, and get lost in it.

Go on, explore these places, find new books to read, meet new people who have the same affection for books as you do, and make them your friends. Along with books, you'll also get to witness some of the most picturesque places in town as well!

Eats

Ultimate Guide to Best Book Cafe's In Kolkata

Kolkata has plenty of book cafes where you can get cozy, get a cup of coffee, and read. Here a guide to thebest book cafe in Kolkata.

The city of Kolkata is known for many things, one of those things is the love for literature. Every true Calcuttan would always point you towards a book if you ever ask them what their escape is. Kolkata definitely has a passionate love for books and in the city of joy, there is a lot of book lovers who could spend entire days jutting sitting in front of their favorite book, and sipping their freshly brewed coffee.

Kolkata city is filled with bibliophile's and you would always find some of them either sitting on the bench of a park with a book in their hand or with a bag around their shoulder carrying a book in them.

Somehow, for book lovers, the combination of a good book and good coffee seems irresistible and for all of them, Kolkata is not a city of disappointment, the book cafe culture here is surprisingly very happening. All across the city, you will find plenty of book cafe's where you can get cozy, get a cup of coffee and read your favorite book again or try out a new book, spend some great quality "Me Time" and relax.

For all the book lovers in Kolkata, we bring you the best places you can just sit down with your book, some coffee, and good food that will allow you to enjoy what you love doing the most - read.

1. Oxford Cha Bar, Park Street

Anyone in Kolkata will recommend you to visit this place at least once. It's one of the oldest and most famous spots for book lovers. It's a haven, that's what it is! You can fill your shopping cart with the wide range of books they have and also sit down and complete your entire book while sipping some amazing coffee. It is raining, you're in for a treat. Just sit back, relax and enjoy your book while the rain stops. This Oxford bookstore cafe serves some of the best cuppas, you'll never want to leave once you settle down in this cozy book cafe.

Oxford Cha Bar

INR 900, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

2. Abar Baithak the Coffee Shop, Jodhpur Park Road

This Feluda-themed cafe screams its love for books through the roof, everything from the walls to the cushions, they are all Feluda-themed and are adorned by the iconic Bengali detective's stories. Every book lover has visited this cafe at least once. You'll find every book you can possibly think of at this book cafe from the work of Rabindranath Tagore to Sherlock Holmes and Satyajit Ray. Bookworms are always attracted to this cafe and would run and settle down in the cafe, sipping on their coffees and getting their daily dose of quality literature. Along with a good coffee and a great read, you'll also enjoy the chicken salami sandwich at Abar Baithak.

Abar Baithak the Coffee Shop

INR 800, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

3. Terminal 11, Salt Lake

This is another stomping ground for all book lovers. This coffee shop has a variety of books that'll leave you stumped. You can literally grow old just by trying to finishing all the books they have at their cafe, the list is that long! You can find a young and cheerful crowd frequently visiting this cafe. The decor of this place is so vibrant and calming, you'll always find positive vibes in this beautiful cafe. There's free Wi-Fi too if in case you'd like to post a story on Instagram since this cafe is very picturesque. The ambiance is also very friendly and lively for you to sit down and enjoy a hot cup of coffee.

Terminal 11

INR 1000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

4. Indian Coffee House, College Street

Opened in 1876, this is the oldest bookstore in Kolkata! This has been the meeting place for some of the most notable personalities like Rabindranath Tagore and Subhas Chandra Bose, that must tell you something, not just every book lover knows about this place and has definitely visited it at least a couple of times, but rather this place has a history attached with it, people who don't even read books have come here, to be part of something huge, be in a place where such huge personalities have sat down and drunk their coffee and had discussions. You'll still find some book lovers sitting around the corner of this bookstore with their book, tea, and samosa accompanying them. If you do visit, you must try their fish cutlet, it's delicious!

Indian Coffee House

INR 300, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

5. Cafe Story by Chai Break, Bhowanipore

This place screams book store, the minute you enter, from the swanky interiors to the cute looking coffee cup, and shelves stuffed with books, your inner book lover would instantly feel at home! Situated in the book store - story, this cafe is an outlet of Chai Break. You'll find all genres of books for you to choose from, it's the perfect place for you to spend hours and hours reading your favorite place. The menu of this place is spectacular as well, you would not be disappointed by anything you order. But there must try would definitely be crispy chili potato and masala chai!

Cafe Story by Chai Break

INR 950, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

6. Artsy Cafe, Bhowanipore

This cafe has slowly become the talk of the city, known as the city's first art cafe. This art gallery cum cafe has a dedicated space for books. The cafe also is known to host a lot of events like poetry reading and book launch. The interiors of this cafe are very intrinsic and you would definitely find yourself just admiring the place for a while once you enter. Although the menu is basic, you'll find great food here along with decent cold coffee. Situated on the ground floor, if you're just looking to unwind yourself and enjoy your company with a good book and serene view, this is the place to go!

Artsy Cafe

INR 700, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

7. Crossword Bookstore, Newtown

Although not technically a cafe, but when you are talking about bookstores, how can you missout on Crosswords? It's every book lover's paradise! Taking the rich cultural values of Kolkata city, crosswords have come up with small joints all around the city to make sure all book lovers are given equal love! They have opened up bookstores in multiple locations, and as you already know, they have a huge collection of books available from across all genres for you to enjoy. Sit back and enjoy your books and cold coffee with ice cream.

Crossword Bookstore

Open in Google Maps

8. Travelistan, Golf Green

Travelistan, as the name appears is a travel-themed cafe, in fact, it is the first travel-themed cafe in Kolkata! Once you have the wanderlust in you, but have not been able to travel in a while, this place is meant for you! Step inside this cafe to transport yourself to another place, from the outdoor seating to the hand-painted walls, to painted scooters inside the cafe, and most important of all - books! This is the perfect place to go and hang out with your friends or also to go seldom and enjoy your own company, it all depends on your mood. You'll find something for all your moods and cravings. The ambiance is also very cozy and the staff is super friendly, making you feel at home. Talking about books, you'll find all the greatest hits from all genres, talking about food, you have a variety of dishes to choose from. Delicious food, great food, picturesque interiors make it the perfect place. There must try includes: chicken fingers, baked fish, pork ribs and Kit Kat shake.

Travelistan

INR 500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

9. The Lighthouse Cafe, Prince Anwar Shah Road

If you just want to have a good time reading your favorite book and having some good coffee with acceptable food, this is the place to go. This cafe is away from all the commercial cafes, its simplistic and minimalistic design and interiors make it a very cozy place to go to and do the one thing you wish to do - enjoy your book and have some food, nothing else. This is a great place to unwind yourself and spend some alone time with yourself and your favorite book. Although minimalistic, it still looks very aesthetic. If you're looking for some downtime and freshly brewed coffee, you're at the place in the city. This cafe-cum-bookstore is built around a visual art space, so it's not unlikely for you to find some very interesting art journals or fabulous graphics books.

The Lighthouse Cafe

INR 500, Cost of 2 | Open in Google Maps

10. Tribe, Golpark

This is one of the more new and happening bookstores in Kolkata that you'll instantly fall in love with. The interiors are vibrant, full of colors, wall art, a couple of guitars, paintings, and books! Tribe takes pride in boasting that they have 2000+ books in their collection and they continuously keep adding new books to their collection always increasing, so you would never run out of books to read here! The cafe is picturesque and if you are a social buff, you can get a lot of shots of your gram from this bookstore-cum-cafe.The food offered at the cafe is very delicious. The cafe also organizes a lot of poetry reading sessions, workshops, open mic nights and if you're an artist, you can reach out to the management and they'll even showcase your work in their cafe!

Tribe

INR 600, Cost of 2 | Open in Google Maps

11. Cafe Coffee O Kobita, Shyam Bazaar

Another one of those simple, cozy, and minimalistic cafes that are direct to the point and serve the purpose it is meant to, without all the commercial hassle. If you'd like to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, without any fuss and your favorite book, this is the place to go, hands down. It's a very small and cozy place that you'll enjoy staying in for hours at a stretch. Colorful walls, wall art, graffiti, Bengali poetry, posters, and interiors make it very enjoyable and comfortable. Overall experience is something you'll be looking forward to! You also have some really good dishes that you could try out while you visit the place. Do give its lasagne a try, some of the other must-try dishes here include grilled chicken platter, strawberry ice cream, and almond cookies.

Cafe Coffee O Kobita

INR 700, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

12. Potboiler Coffee House, Ballygunge

Potboiler is every bibliophile's and coffee lover's place to go! You'll definitely love the place. Once you get in, get comfy on a couch, grab a book and a cup of coffee, then you'll never want to get out. The entire environment and the vibes you get from the place make it so irresistible. The minute you step inside, you'll see a detailed wall-art explaining the art of coffee-making. For all the Potterheads, you'll find an entire section of wall-art filled with quirky dialogues from your favorite films. Their menu also takes a very creative twist, the dishes are named based on famous books and dialogues! which makes it even interesting. For all the people who are not book-lovers could go through the menu, as it's extensive! you'll have plenty of good and delicious dishes and a good cup of coffee. Some of the must-try dishes include Pancakes, Egg sandwiches, and fries.

Potboiler Coffee House

INR 950, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

13. The Tea Place by Manjushree, Hindustan Park

This is one of the classy places in this list where you could sit back and enjoy your time either reading a book or hanging out with your friends. This is a must-visit place if you're a chai lover. Grab your favorite book, head to the place, sit down and enjoy your hot cup of tea and enjoy the classy interior and sassy vibes it gives. You'll not regret going to this place. Must-try dishes: White Tea, Tiramisu, and cookies.

The Tea Place by Manjushree

INR 500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

These are some of the best Book cafes there are in Kolkata. You will surely have a great time at any of these places if you're either a book lover or a coffee lover! These are such places, you can enjoy either with your own company or with your friends. When it rains, especially, you'll enjoy all of these places, even more, making the place even more beautiful and elegant. Do not miss out on any of these and at the same time, go on, explore new places and discover the love for books Kolkata has, and get lost in it.

Go on, explore these places, find new books to read, meet new people who have the same affection for books as you do, and make them your friends. Along with books, you'll also get to witness some of the most picturesque places in town as well!

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