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9 Cafes and Spots in Hyderabad Ideal for a Writer

 

Do you sometimes find yourself completely devoid of ideas to write a good story? If so, you’re not alone in the world of authors. Writers’ block can be tough to handle; thankfully there are multitudes of ways to get inspiration to write. The atmosphere plays an important role in cooking up the right concoction to induce a creative flow. Also, it’s a good idea to constantly change your atmosphere when you are seriously considering writing a book. If you’re tired of bookstores, libraries and parks, head over to a book café for an entirely mesmerising and powerful wave of inspiration. Book cafés, as the name suggests, blends the pleasure of reading a book with delectable short-eats and drinks. If you’re planning to visit a book café, make sure to tag along with your favourite book or keep an eye out for the small library each such store has.  Here are some of the best  spots in Hyderabad:

  1. The Coffee Cup

This is perfect hangout for all the book buffs out there. Located in Sainikpuri, this  is a haven for writers and readers alike. The place also has a magnificent sit-out terrace for all the nature lovers. Along with a wide range of books The Coffee Shop has an array of board games to choose from. If you are in the company of friends, you can read, play and eat all under one roof. Bests on the menu include the hot coffee, nachos, hot chocolate and club sandwich.

LocationE- 89, Sainikpuri, A.S. Rao Nagar, Behind BP Petrol Bunk, Above Canara Bank.

  1. Beyond Coffee

This café pulls you in with its warm and cozy atmosphere. It is popular among the youth and has a huge fan following, all of who vouch for its great ambience. Beyond Coffee has spacious seats for you to relax, lounge  around and read to your heart’s content and an enormous menu to choose from. It also organize Salsa classes, so you can attend it with your partner. If you love video games, consider yourself visiting this café every day. Bests on the menu include an English-style breakfast, coffee, sheesha and pancakes.

Location: 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

  1. Truffles Bar and Café

It is a charming café with beautiful interiors and an outside seating for the nature lovers. The café is meant for all those who share an enthusiasm for good books, delicious food and comforting desserts. Truffles Bar and Café also has a host of savory food items from all over the world. You can sip on refreshing mocktails and cocktails to beat the heat, making it an ideal place to indulge in leisure reading. If you’re planning a visit, you must try the chocolate mousse cannelloni.

LocationPlot no. 376, Road no. 10, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

  1. Lamakaan

This place is one of the most complete cafés in the whole of Hyderabad. You can find a amphitheatre, books and food all under the same roof. This place is dubbed as the focal point of Hyderabad which celebrates culture, art and artists. Along with theatre, they conduct qawwali sessions, special film screenings and also organize organic bazaars. You can find a secluded corner and read books all day in peace, along with samosas and chai. Gorge away on classic eats like nimbu pani, bread omelette, lassi, Irani chai and lemonade too.

LocationOff Road no. 1, Lane before VengalRao Park, Diagonal to GVK Mall, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

  1. Mocha Café

This cafe is a collection of all things awesome. Along with great food and a spectacular ambience, which also includes outdoor seating; the most entertaining thing that it has is the Open Mic sessions. You can enjoy the majestic outdoor space and relish reading in the lap of nature. There are stand-up comedy sessions as well. In case you don’t want to try a hand in this, let other performers entertain you. Must-tries on the menu include a Ferrero Rocher shake and chocolate avalanche.

LocationD No 8-2-574/B, Near GVK One, No. 7, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

  1. Deli 9 Bistro

Setting out to introduce the world of delicatessens to Hyderabad, Deli 9 soon became a favorite for high quality handmade breads, desserts, cakes and pastries. Since opening its doors in 2005, it has evolved into two more trendy bistros, and has seen various avatars from micro-retail kiosks to corporate counters—a favourite of the crowd. This becomes an ideal place for writers because of the quietness of the place and the mouthwatering handmade desserts.

The bistros are located in 2 different corners of the city, offering a world of modern contemporary cafés set in a playful ambiance. Serving fresh breakfast, lunch, dinner and all-day menus, the bistros have become a whole new category of their own. Be it coffee lounge & international, a home to families and creative souls or networking place for a group of friends, Deli 9 is the essential urban hangout.

Location: Road No. 1, Ground Floor, Opposite City Center, Banjara Hills

  1. Heart Cup Coffee

Along with the soothing ambience and the homely décor, Heart Cup Coffee also offers great food. It is built to give writers what they want; an undisturbed writing experience. If you’re visiting this place, do come along with your loved one, as the setting is perfectly designed for a romantic dinner.

Location: Plot 1179, Road 45, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

  1. Autumn Leaf Café

This garden-side café offers a gazebo and outdoor seating area which is dotted with shrubs and trees, giving it a beautifully soothing feeling. The décor is basic and tasteful with wooden chairs, benches and tables. There are also a few aluminum kettles, which work as props and a pair of bright blue doors and windows to offset the green.

Location: Plot 823, Road 41, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

  1. Ciclo Café

After its glorious success in Chennai, the Ciclo Café brand of bicycle-inspired restaurants has set up a second outlet in Hyderabad. Situated in one of the most popular localities of the city — Jubilee Hills, for all things fun and interesting, the Ciclo Café outlet is a great hangout zone. Of course, you can always stop by after a round of cycling to sit back and relax with a book and a cup of coffee.

Location: 801, Rd Number 36, CBI Colony, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

We hope these places inspire you to write more and one day, become internationally bestselling authors. Love exploring more outdoor writing spots? We’ve compiled a list of cafes in India. If you aspire to become an author, contact Notion Press — a highly reputed self-publishing agency that will assist you from the ground up.

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Aishwarya Mukundarajan

Aishwarya is an MBA graduate from Symbiosis International University, Pune. When asked what her hobbies are she points to an overflowing bookcase.

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