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5 Cosy Book Cafes In The City That'll Make You Wanna Curl Up With Your Fav Read & Escape Reality



Kolkata, AKA the city of joy, is a place that lives up to its name. The chirpy and warm locals, the thousands of literature lovers and the sweet fragrance of mogra that blankets the musty streets, everything about this town is remarkable. This time we bring to you some amazing book cafes in the city of joy that are a treat for the bookworms, so keep scrollin’, folks!

1. Abar Baithak

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A cafe that brims with visitors throughout the day, Abar Baithak is a fantastic place for your evening chilling. Or if you’re looking for some me-time, come over, pick up your fav book and slurp on the delicious Tiramisu Coffee. Also, this cafe dishes out scrummy delicacies like Grilled Fish, Pork Pepperoni & Meatballs Thin Crust Pizza and the thick Vanilla Milkshake, all of which will make for great accompaniments to your date here with your books!

Where | Abar Baithak - 282, Jodhpur Park
Timings | 9 AM - 10 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 900
Call Them | +91 33 4003 6777 & +91 9836 452 267
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2. Terminal_11

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Terminal_11 is a warmly lit cafe with a chilled out vibe that’ll make you come back here over and over. They host live music gigs on the weekends, the seating arrangements are vibrant and colourful but of course, our most favourite part is the bookshelf here. You guys must try the Seafood Thermidor & the Chocolate Mint Tea and if you’re looking for something warm and comforting, Ebony and Ivory is pure love!

Where | Terminal_11 - BF 11, Sector 1, Salt Lake
Timings | 8 - 11 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 1,000
Call Them | +91 33 4064 1061
Check Out Their FB Page |

3. Artsy - Coffee & Culture

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Picture Credits: Shuvrodeep Pal

A stunning cafe with modern interiors, Artsy - Coffee & Culture is a favourite amongst the locals. Not only dod they have a huge bookshelf (bookworms, where you at?), the folks even whip up lip-smacking yummies that are gonna make your tummies super happy! Oh, do try their Grilled 3 Cheese Sandwich for a cheese-full experience when you drop by.

Where | Artsy - Coffee & Culture - 230/B, AJC Bose Road, Minto Park
Timings | 9 AM - 9 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 700
Call Them | +91 33 4008 2427 & +91 9830 264 245
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4. 8th Day Cafe & Bakery

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Walls adorned with doodles, the snug seating arrangement, a cup of Butter Coffee and a classic novel in hand - does it get any better than this? 8th Day Cafe & Bakery is a popular cafe located opposite Vivekananda Park and if you’re planning a quiet evening, surrounded by calm as you delve into the exciting world woven by your latest read, this is where you need to head to!

Where | 8th Day Cafe & Bakery - 11, Jatin Bagchi Road, Opposite Vivekananda Park, Southern Avenue
Timings | 9 AM - 9 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 600
Call Them | +91 33 46031254
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5. Cafe ICanFlyy

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Picture Credits: Sourav Nayak

Step into Cafe ICanFlyy and you’ll be transported straight to London for the red theme here is eerily reminiscent of those English double-decker buses, no kidding, pals! Their warm ambience and quirky interiors have our hearts and we’re already heading over for a cup of Hug In A Mug (read hot chocolate) while we flip through those thrilling pages of a Jeffrey Archer novel. Sounds like a plan, no?

Where | Cafe ICanFlyy - Ground Floor, 4B, Valmikee St, Garcha, Ballygunge
Timings | 11:30 AM - 9 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 800
Call Them | +91 33 2475 4403 & +91 33 2475 4404
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The next time you’re looking to get out of your house with your next read safely tucked under your arm, you know where to head to!