3 Cafes in Kolkata To Read Books, Alone

When you are bored of your life and the monotonous schedule, then you look for some time to be alone. Alone with a book. It is the best time for a person. Reading books at home is good but there is sometime when you feel like going out and spend some time with yourself.

This is an article for you. For you who is in the city Kolkata and looking for a place to seat and read a book alone. Why don’t you add a mug of coffee with this? Ahhh, so here is 3 cafes of Kolkata where you can seat alone with a mug of coffee and read your favorite book.

Abar Baithak: 


This cafe is located at Jodhpur Park, South Kolkata. This place is very near to South City Mall, Jadavpur Police Station and Dhakuria. This is a cafe which you will get always crowded. But don’t care about the crowd. Ask any of them to allow you to seat in their table. Trust me, they will. The atmosphere of this cafe is so friendly just like the owners of the cafe, Swaralipi Di and Soumya Da. Don’t miss a chance to talk to the ever active middle aged guy, Shanti Da. The outside area of this cafe is the smoking zone. So you seat there, order a black coffee and enjoy your time. The best dishes here are Chicken Salad, Chicken Platter, All meat platter, All meet wrap and crab sandwich.

Wise Owl: 


The most happening cafe of Kolkata. This place is very popular among the Kolkatans now. Wise Owl is located at the Hindustan Park. The cafe provides, an interior and exterior sitting arrangement. The exterior is the best to seat alone. You will get a free space or else you can share. The dim lights and the cozy atmosphere are the best parts. Seat there, lit a cigarette and read your book. The cafe is a bit over priced but you can order the coffee here, which is good. The Darjeeling tea is something which you will love to have and else there is many finger foods available.



One of the oldest cake shops and cafes of Kolkata. This place is located at Park Street. When you enter this cafe you will understand the ancient touch. You will tables at the roadside. This is the best view. You inside the cafe with your book and the other side of the glass is the Busy Park Street. This cafe is very costly. Here you can order Americano, Special Darjeeling Tea and The English Breakfast.

(All images are from online sources. Kolkata has many cafes where you can seat and read because it is just your choice. Here I have written about my choices.)


Author: sayantanjourno

A coffee addict. I love to read books. Writing is my passion. I write poems and articles on life. I am a journalist by profession. I write reports on political and social issues. Here you will find some of my writings on various socio-political-economic issues. I love traveling, photography and music. I am doing theater for more than 13 years now. So write to me on work.sayantan@gmail.com. Share your perspectives of life and love. Follow me on twitter @SayantanDreamz.

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