Books have always been something of a captivating thing to me. There used to be a large library in school, and we had a period dedicated to reading stuff in there – from fiction novels to travel magazines and more.
My love for books revived a few months back when I got myself my first book after a decade, even more. A book called Eat, Pray, Love.
Today, as a tribute to my love for books, that magical feeling we get when we start reading a new story, the excitement of understanding newer worlds, newer characters and their relationships and the intoxicating smell of new books – we bring to you our favorite book cafes in Lucknow.
Read on to find out the most exciting places to Drink Good Coffee & Read Good Books.
Recommended Read – Travel Books to Read
Elev8 Book Cafe Lucknow
Elev8 Book Café is one of the most fantastic book cafes to visit in Lucknow and is on the radar for every book lover in the city.
With perfect rooftop experience, perfect lighting, aesthetic designs and so many different kinds of books to choose from, and delicious coffee – Elev8 has it all to make you feel like it’s your own little reading space.
It is situated in the Levana Suites, at Madan Mohan Malviya Marg in Butler Colony in Lucknow.
Enjoy light snacks from a large variety of options to choose from while reading your favorite book in the ultimate setting.
If you are done with your book, and want to experience a disco night like never before, Elev8 has you covered for that as well. It transforms into one of Lucknow’s most interesting silent discotheque every Saturday evening.
Don’t know what silent disco is? Remember “the breakup song” from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil? No? Nevermind.
Location – Hazratganj, Lucknow
Timing – 11.30 AM to 12.00 PM
Cost for two – Approx. ₹2,500/-
The Greenhouse Café
The First Nursery Cafe in Lucknow also happens to be one among the best book cafes in Lucknow due to it’s natural vibes, the ambience filled with positivity of plants, greenery and so much more.
Imagine being amidst the lap of nature with unique plants all around, a peaceful environment, your favorite type of coffee sitting at your table and your favorite book in your hands.
Just imagining the situation is fascinating – now imagine being there for real!
Located at the Jankipuram Extension in Lucknow, the Greenhouse Café is a marvel. The entire place has the modern aesthetic feel to it with the lightings, colors, an awesome book shelf and just the entire vibe.
Location – Jankipuram Extension
Timing – 11.00 AM to 10.00 PM
Cost for two – Approx. ₹600/-
Planter’s Tea Bar & Café (now closed!)
Another greenery-filled destination for book lovers and people looking for aesthetic cafes in Lucknow is the Planter’s Tea Bar & Café.
You can find almost 150 different varieties of tea in this place which has basically directly or indirectly revolutionized tea time in the city of nawabs.
The best part about the café is the outdoor sitting area. You will have a sprawling lawn with moody vibes all over – benches spread at different places, greenery filling up the floors, well-lit and comfy looking areas for reading and gossips.
The Planter’s Café is a must visit in all its senses. It satisfies your love of books, aesthetic vibes, plants, peaceful nature and creamy coffée.
It is a perfect place to cut off from your work or daily schedules and just spend some time exploring new books, their authors, the stories and the worlds they have created.
Location – Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Timing – 7.30 AM to 11.00 PM
Cost for two – Approx. ₹750/-
If you are from Lucknow, you must have heard this name – Repertwahr. Whatever the mood, be it to have a cream-filled, frothy cup-a-joe, gossips with your bestie, or to be with yourself and read a book – Repertwahr has it all for you.
One of the most popular cafes in Lucknow, and also one of the most favorite one, Café Repertwahr had to definitely be in our list of the best book cafes in Lucknow.
The entire place has a vibrant charm around it – like a place straight out of a movie or a tv show – waiting for people to meet and start their stories.
Remember those cute little cafes in almost all romantic novels where they first meet in? Well it won’t be an overstatement to say that it all seems real once you enter Repertwahr in Lucknow.
Located in Indira Nagar, Lucknow – the place is just outstanding and a great hangout zone for parties, chilling with your soulmate, talking about the universe and just so much more.
Location – Indira Nagar, Lucknow
Timing – 12.00 Noon to 11.00 PM
Cost for two – Approx. ₹1,100/-
Not too famous, not too sprawling – but a nice, cute café right in the middle of the road connecting Munshi Pulia to Polytechnic Chauraha – sits this beautiful place for nomads, working from home professionals, book lovers and coffee enthusiasts all in one. This place is called Café WTF.
It has a small but aesthetic looking space for books, warm coffee, great masala fries and a small stage for performances, foosball and other interesting things.
You know those cafés where you dream of taking your laptop one day in the city and have a coffee along with work – WTF is one of those very cafés!
Location – Indira Nagar, Lucknow
Timing – 11.00 AM to 11.00 PM
Cost for two – Approx. ₹950/-
Lucknow is a perfect example of how to blend ancient structures, the old vibes of a city with the modern facilities, technological advancements and beautiful looking cafés, discs and bars and whatnot.
The city has grown along side the generations passing it by – while also keeping secure what it stands for.
So that was our list of top 5 best book cafes in Lucknow. If you know other better cafe’s than these, comment down below and tell us all.
Hope you liked it.
That’s All Folks!