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5 places in Mumbai where you can read and eat. It’s a book lover’s paradise to read a book and munch something wonderful. Try these places!
This is a part of a special series where we are covering Cafes in major cities that gives us the option to read a book and eat too! Last week, we did Delhi.
Mumbai, the economic capital of India has been a cultural hot pot with a diverse tradition. For years people from various towns, backgrounds and ethnicity have been flocking to Mumbai in search of a better life. This has left an indelible mark on Mumbai’s identity which can easily be traced in the city’s way of life. It is a place where everyone hangs around with each other irrespective of their different backgrounds. Such a setting has made its way in the city’s rich tradition of art and can be easily seen in the common man’s love for reading. The amalgamation of composite culture is celebrated each day in people’s love and openness for books of writers from different parts of India.
The best way to be a part of this celebration of art is by visiting Mumbai’s various chic and trendy book cafes where you can satiate your appetite for a good book and good food. They provide the desirable setting where you will feel nestled with the comfort of your favourite books.
If you are a Mumbaikar or visiting the beautiful city, a short trip to the following cafes is a must. Go there to eat and read to your heart’s content:
This cafe opened by the online comic library is the place for a book lover who loves the joy of reading in a cozy atmosphere. It is a hit among kids as well since the library has a robust collection of comic books based on various super heroes. It is a place where imagination dances in the beautiful world of books and graphic novels.
They also have a coffee shop where you can get your desired cup of coffee from their collection.
Location: Shop No. 2 and 3, Corner View, Ashok Chopra Marg, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai
Facebook Page: Leaping Windows Cafe Link
This is a spacious and picturesque cafe with the most exquisite posters of movies on its walls. Food for thought takes people back to the Mumbai as it existed in the Golden years and it is loved by old souls. The owners take pride in their rich collection of books and their library.
They also offer various scrumptious delicacies which you can enjoy with endless cups of cappuccino.
Location: 45/47, Kitabkhana, Somaiya Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Flora Fountain, Fort, Mumbai
Website: Food For Thought
There is hardly a soul in Mumbai which is not a fan of this place. This cafe lures people for different reasons. Book lovers, struggling actors, established actors, literary giants and the not so-common-but-at times visible star struck fans. However when it comes to serious book lovers there is so much more than meets the eye here. They have a Paperback nearby which has a magnificent collection of Urdu, Hindi and Hindustani literature. This is the best place to get in touch with your roots.
The food is also at par excellence combined with good service.
Location: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu, Mumbai
Facebook Page: Prithvi Cafe’s Link
Various book worms throng this cafe because of its remarkable collection of books in multiple genres. It is quaint place and a perfect getaway from all the hustle and bustle of the maximum city.
Location: Shop 3, Sector 2, Samadhan Cooperative Society, Kopar Khairane, Navi Mumbai
Facebook Page: Neighbourhood Cafe Link
Candies provides the warm and welcoming ambiance which is a must for any book lover, hence the cafe is a hot favourite among the youngsters. They also offer an assorted list of various delectable munchies to choose from.
The seating arrangement caters to everybody’s taste. One can select from open air terraces to contemporary air-conditioned rooms where you can read and munch on lip smacking snacks.
Location: Mac Ronells, 588 Pali Hill, St. Andrews Road, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai
Facebook Page: Candies Link
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