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5 places in Hyderabad where you can read and eat. It’s a book lover’s paradise to read a book and munch something wonderful. Try these places!
Hyderabad, famously known as the city of Nizams and not to forget the world famous pearls, is the best place to rejoice the era gone by. The city is steeped in a royal culture which still has traces of the lavish and legendary lifestyle of its rulers. In the city’s many forts, palatial palaces, traditional Bazaars and museums one can celebrate the rich past of the Nizams.
Surrounded by all these symbols reflecting the glorious past of Nizam’s way of life one can easily assume that Hyderabad offers a perfect view of the bygone era. However the city has a lot more to offer. One can notice the perfect amalgam of past, present and future in this city of composite culture. It is a city where dance forms like Kathak and Kuchipudi meets the Urdu Shayri. With its ever booming economy Hyderabad also attracts people from different parts of India. The locals are receptive to anything new and old that comes their way. With such a vibrant culture and flourishing economy books have retained their charm in hearts of the local population. Hyderabadis take their books as seriously as their passion for food and culture. You can easily notice this in the cities most interesting and famous cafes.
Here is a list of five such places where you can savour the joy of reading a good book with your favourite snack giving you the perfect company:
This is perfect hangout for all the book buffs out there. The place is a little piece of heaven carved with wood on the inside and has a magnificent sit out terrace for all the nature lovers.
Along with a wide range of books they have an array of board games to choose from. If you have the company of your friends, you can read, play and eat all under one roof.
Location: E- 89, Sainikpuri, A.S. Rao Nagar, Behind BP Petrol Bunk, Above Canara Bank.
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This cafe pulls you in with its warm and cozy atmosphere. The cafe is the talk of the town and has a huge fan following, all of whom vouch for its great ambience. You can walk in to this place all by yourself with the company of your favourite book or with your entire gang; one thing is for sure that you will have the time of your life. Sit quietly for hours or eat and make merry with your friends. The choice is yours but the destination is one.
They have very spacious seats for you to lounge and read to your heart’s content and an enormous menu to gorge till you can take no more. They also organize Salsa classes and if you are video game junkie; consider yourself hooked for life.
Location: 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
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It is a charming cafe with beautiful interiors and an outside seating. The cafe is meant for all those who share an enthusiasm for good books combined with comforting desserts. They also have a host of savoury food items from all over the world. You can also get refreshing mocktails and cocktails to beat the heat. An ideal place to indulge in binge reading, eating and drinking.
An important word of caution from our side: Don’t drink and drive!
Location: Plot no. 376, Road no. 10, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
It is the best place in the whole of Hyderabad where theatre, books, food. This place is dubbed as the cultural hub of Hyderabad and celebrates art, artists and the art connoisseurs. Along with theatre, they conduct qawwali sessions, special film screenings and also organize organic bazaars. There is lot more happening at this place which can soothe the soul of the artist in you.
You can find a secluded corner where you can read all the books you want in peace along with samosas and chai.
Location: Off Road no. 1, Lane before VengalRao Park, Diagonal to GVK Mall, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
This cafe is again a collection of all things awesome. Along with great food and spectacular ambience, which includes outdoor seating; they have Open Mic sessions. You can enjoy the majestic outdoor space and relish reading in the lap of nature. Once you are done with the reading; don’t forget to try taking part in the Open Mic sessions. They usually have stand up comedy sessions. In case that is not your thing, let other performers entertain you.
They are also known for their robust menu and the food is a hit with all their customers.
Location: D No 8-2-574/B, Near GVK One, No. 7, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
After going through this list there is no room left for doubt that Hyderabad is a city of art lovers who have managed to keep their past alive by innovating at every step. Along with matching with the times they have remained true to their roots and with their feet firmly placed in the present are ready to scale new heights.
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