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9 Cafes and Spots in Bangalore Ideal for a Writer

We hope you loved reading our previous blog on “9 Cafes and Spots in Mumbai Ideal for a Writer.” Yes, just like our city-wise book clubs series, we are going to bring to you city-wise list of cafes and spots that will be ideal for writers.

No matter whether you are going to write or catch up with your city’s literary circle, these cafes and places are just perfect. We have curated a list of 9 such places where you can sit back, relax, write your book, have a chit-chat, network with fellow writers or readers, and have good food.

Food and books – isn’t it the best combo ever? Well, most of these places are also well-known restaurants in the town. From French Toasts to Good Old Filter Coffee, these cafes provide some of the best food in the city. Read the list to know more about these places.

  1. Atta Galata

More than a café, Atta Galata is a haven for writers and readers alike. Located in Koramangala, this restaurant is loved a lot by the literary lovers of Bangalore.

What’s special here?

Atta Galata organises workshops, seminars, and book discussions quite often. Therefore, it can be quite useful for writers to meet like-minded people. Furthermore, this café also permits staging plays and conducting book signing sessions. If you are an author and looking for a place to meet your current and potential readers, then this is the place to be. The café also has numerous books that you can pick up and read while relishing a meal.

What to order when you are here?

French Fries and Cheese Grilled Sandwich

Address:

134, KHB Colony, Koramangala 5th Block, Bangalore, India

  1. Om Made Cafe

Om Made Cafe is a famous rooftop restaurant in the locality of Koramangala. With fantastic ambience, extensive menu, vegan-friendly food options, and spectacular rooftop view that is hard not to notice, this café is a place that you must visit at least once in your life.

What’s special here?

Apart from the view and the fabulous décor, the café is also known for hosting various literary sessions. This place is for all creative people – writers, readers, artists, etc. What’s more, the café is calm and quaint that you can sit in a comfy spot and write for hours together. We recommend you to visit this place by late afternoons and witness the mind-blowing sunset view. If you are suffering from writers’ block, then this view and ambience will definitely help in getting rid of it. What’s more, it also is one of the most romantic cafes in Bangalore. If your significant other is a writer, then you must bring them on a date here.

What to order when you are here?

Waffle and Croque Madame

Address:

No. 136, 1st Cross, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore, India

  1. DYU Art Café

Another interesting and beautiful cafe in Koramangala that every writer will love is the DYU Art Café. This café as the name suggests is an art café. With spectacular pieces on display, the café’s ambience is just brilliant. With intrinsic décor details, this café is bound to cater to every mood.

What’s special here?

The whole café is artistic – be it the ambience, décor, or food. Also, the restaurant is quite quaint and calm. If you are looking for a place to sit quietly, read or write, and munch some food, this is the place that you must visit.

What to order when you are here?

French Toasts

Address:

No 23 MIG, KHB Colony, Koramangala 8th Block, Bangalore, India

  1. The Yogisthaan Café

One thing we all would have experienced is the feeling of lack of positivity. On some days, we might really want to write a few chapters, we might even have the idea of what to write in our mind, but something feels missing. On those days, we recommend you visit The Yogisthan Café.

What’s special here?

The café is well-known for its healthy cuisine spread. Apart from yummy, healthy food, the café brims with positivity, tranquillity, and serenity. To have a detox from all the negative thoughts in your mind, take your laptop or notebook and hit this café. While you are here, you can also take part in their yoga sessions. Vibrant furniture, a bed to relax, a hammock swing to chill, healthy food to gobble down, organic juices for fitness, and a calm environment – what else will a writer need?

What to order when you are here?

Detox Chai, Signature Quinoa Burger

Address:

No 23 MIG, KHB Colony, Koramangala 8th Block, Bangalore, India

  1. Coffee on Canvas

If art inspires you to write, this café is where you should be sitting and writing. With each table consisting of unique artwork, Coffee on Canvas is an intriguing café that will inspire writers and artists. Also, this place has a great networking vibe attached to it.

What’s special in here?

Apart from the amazing décor, the café has fancy furniture, comfy bean bags, an extensive collection of books, yummy sandwiches, and lots of chai. Aren’t these exactly what a writer needs? What’s more, the staff members are quite friendly and cordial. The café also has board games for you to chill in-between you writing sessions. This place also sells local artisans’ works.

What to order when you are here?

Detox Chai, Signature Quinoa Burger

Address:

84, 12th Main, 1st Cross Road, 4th Block East, Koramangala, Bangalore, India

  1. The Ants Cafe & Store

Are you an early bird? Are you someone who will complete most of the writing job before lunch time? Well, in that case, The Ants Café & Store is your kind of place. Not only Ants Cafe serves a delicious breakfast, but they also provide you with a perfect environment and ambience for your dose of morning writing.

What’s special in here?

Apart from their signature yummy sunny-side up and baked beans among many dishes, this café also has a boutique – to help you indulge in retail therapy. The place is not crowded, unlike rest of the Bangalore. Also, the place is tucked tight in the beautiful locality of Indiranagar, which adds more serenity to the already calm café. They have another branch in Whitefield as well.

What to order when you are here?

Sunny-side up, English breakfast

Address:

2286/B, 1st Cross, 14th A Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India

  1. Koshy’s

An institution that has been in the town for quite some time now, Koshy’s is a café that you must visit if you want to have some serious discussion, book readings, book signings, or just write your heart out.

What’s special here?

You get both piping hot filter coffee and chilled beer. So, no matter what your mood is, this café is perfect to just sit by, chill, and write. If you want to have a calm, peaceful time here, visit this place in the evenings or late afternoons.

What to order when you are here?

Orange Juice, Scrambled Eggs on Toast

Address:

39, St. Marks Road, Bangalore, India

  1. Lalbagh Botanical Garden

If you are looking for a place where you can sit, relax, and take your mind off the busy city life, Lalbagh Garden is the place to be. Be it mornings or evenings, you will definitely love being in this calm locality.

What’s special here?

One of the most beautiful gardens of India, Lalbagh has the best view during sunset. Also, an early morning walk in this area is common and is said to relieve you of your stresses. So, what are you waiting for? Walk across Lalbagh, relax, drink some fresh juice, and finally, sit in a comfortable spot and write. Apart from writing or reading, you can also meet the members of your book clubs here.

Address:

Lalbagh Road, Bangalore, India

  1. Solo Cubes

If you are looking for an indoor spot that provides total privacy, we recommend Solo Cubes. Solo Cubes is a co-working space, but more and more writers are using it as their writers’ den.

What’s special here?

With flexible charges, schedule, and unlimited access, this co-working space is best if you want to sit and write religiously every day. The place gives as much freedom as you want. What’s more, the networking vibe of this place is quite high. You can spot your fellow writers, readers, editors, publishers, etc. here.

Address: Sai Complex, 4th Floor, East Wing, 1/1 Museum Road, Behind M.G Road Corporation Bank Building, Bangalore, India

We hope these places inspire you to write more. What are some of the other places that you often visit to sit and read or write in Bangalore? Let us know in the comments section below.

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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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