Tuesday Oct 4, 2022
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5 coffee shops in Kathmandu with bookshelves

2022 Aug 18, 10:06,
Representative Image (Photo: Pinterest)

Have you ever wished to go somewhere to relax with friends or to spend some quality time by yourself, lounging with a book while sipping on your favorite drink?

With the growing obsession for coffee in Nepal, especially among youth, coffee shops in Kathmandu have sprouted, bringing with them a slew of new concepts that not only attract customers but also make them feel at ease.

Some of these cafes in Kathmandu also have an open library for customers to enjoy their drinks. These restaurants are ideal for those looking for a one-of-a-kind dining experience or to Eat, Think and Reflect

Bodhi Books and Bakes cafe (Photo: Instagram)
Bodhi Books and Bakes cafe (Photo: Instagram)

1. Bodhi Books and Bakes

Bodhi Books and Bakes cafe in Maharajgunj recently relocated to a much larger location in Naxal. The modern design cafe with bookshelves is perfect to start your day with a delicious breakfast. Spending the day melting into the warm and lively setting of Bodhi is also a choice.

The café not only serves a diverse variety of books and organic coffee, but also serves in-house freshly baked cakes, pies, bread, donuts, and more. You can choose any of the books to read and can also buy the ones you like. It is an ideal remedy to a long week.

BIA (Bodhisattvas In Action) Cafe (Photo: Instagram)
BIA (Bodhisattvas In Action) Cafe (Photo: Instagram)

2. BIA (Bodhisattvas In Action) Cafe

BIA Cafe, located in Kimadole, Swayambhu, is a lovely place and is quite popular among book lovers. The coffee shop greets you with bookcases full of books and also features an outdoor seating area. The books surrounding the tables give an impression of a library. BIA also serves a selection of delectable coffee beverages and pastries.

3. Cafe Soma

Located in Jhamsikhel and Baluwatar, Café Soma is a gorgeous venue with lush greenery and plenty of indoor and outdoor space. Multiple shelves are stocked with excellent, best-selling books from around the world. You can also eat your favorite dish and enjoy a wide array of coffee, breakfast, and brunch while reading your favorite book.

Ujamaa Koffie (Photo: Instagram)
Ujamaa Koffie (Photo: Instagram)

4. Ujamaa Koffie

Located in Sankhamul, Ujamaa Koffie provides wonderful coffee along with an opportunity to learn historical, political, and life-related information through books. The bookcases in the café are accessible to anyone in the café. The books here are not for sale. In-house reading is encouraged and a library card can be issued. As the place offers coffee discounts, many people tend to visit the place time and again.

Freak Street Kaffe (Photo: Instagram)
Freak Street Kaffe (Photo: Instagram)

5. Freak Street Kaffe

Freak Street Kaffe, a quaint cafe with shelves full of books and antiques, is a great location to spend time with friends or alone. The cafe is simple to spot on Basantapur's Freak Street and attracts a lively, young audience. With a few bookshelves, the place is perfect for anyone wanting to sit back and enjoy a book while sipping on their special coffee.


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