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There’s nothing like a cup of coffee to go with a book. Head to these cafes that have both yummy food and reads on their menu.

india Updated: May 09, 2012 00:54 IST
Hindustan Times

There’s nothing like a cup of coffee to go with a book. Head to these cafes that have both yummy food and reads on their menu

Full circle bookshop and Cafe Turtle
Cafe Turtle is housed just above the Full Circle Book store. Both the bookstore and the cafe are frequented by avid readers in the city. The place offers books on different topics such as literature, cooking, photography, travel, fiction and many more. The cafe’s menu offers sandwiches, salads, coffees, teas and desserts. Cafe Turtle also has an indoor and an al-fresco seating. Apart from Khan Market, it has other branches in Delhi as well.
Where: 5B, Khan Market
Timings: 9.30am to 9.30pm
Tel: 011-24655641

PHOTOS: Ajay Jain

Spell & Bound Bookshop and Cafe
While the bookstore opened a year ago, the cafe section opened recently. Here, you can pick up a book and munch on the food served. The cafe has a veg and a non-veg multi-cuisine menu, the highlight of which is the beverage section. One can select from shakes, iced teas, coffees and a lot more. Don’t forget to try their bakery items. The bookstore offers various genres of books such as fiction, non-fiction, coffee table books, biographies, history, children’s books and much more. A meal for two here would cost around R800. You can also get books delivered to your home.
Where: C-11/2, SDA market (opposite IIT main gate)
Timings: 11am - 11pm
Tel: 011- 4102 7728

Kunzum Travel Café
This cafe offers an impressive ambience to read as you sip through a cup of coffee. Visitors can share their travel stories, anecdotes, experiences, images and videos with others on the cafe’s website,, as well as in a scrapbook available at the cafe or on the pin boards. A well stocked library can be referred to for travel books, including guides, coffee table books and travelogues and non-travel books as well. The menu at the cafe offers coffee, tea and cookies. A special feature here is free wi-fi. A meal for two would cost around Rs 200 here.
Where: T-49, GF, Hauz Khas Village; Timings: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 7.30pm
Tel: 011-2651 3949; Facebook:

Yeti- The Himalayan Kitchen
When you are here, you can get a feel of the Himalayas, with authentic cuisine and music of that region. The place also houses books that one can read while relishing the food. The books, which are stocked on one of the tables near the entrance, mainly include those related to the region and its history, such as Tibetan Art, Tibet - Renaissance of Nepal, and The Buddha Book, among others. The menu here offers a wide variety of items from Nepali cuisine.
Where: 50 A, 2nd floor, Hauz Khas Village; Timings: 12.30pm - 11pm; Tel: 9811990608; Facebook:

Ziro cafe
This café, which is just above the Green The Gap store, is abuzz with activities. If reading a book and chilling with cold coffee is on your mind, then this is the place to head to. The place holds book reading sessions, book launches and book discussions. Books are also available for sale and reading. The menu of the cafe, which is just four months old, includes coffees, crepes, salads, sandwiches and more. Currently, they are showcasing the works of
photographer Pablo Bartholomew. A meal for two would cost above R500.
Where: 24/3, Hauz Khas Village
Timings: 11am - 11.30pm
Tel: 011-26561268

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First Published: May 08, 2012 17:42 IST