Good food, comfortable ambience and books – that’s almost everything one needs to have a perfect day. The top 5 Book Cafes in Lucknow curated by Now Lucknow have all these essentials. Go on, enjoy your day at any of these places!

The newest book café in town, Greenhouse Café is a nature lover’s paradise with lots of books for the bibliophiles! Owned and run by four siblings, this is the perfect place to unwind in awesome mausam. They have many first edition books that have been collected over years of traveling across the globe. And with more than 500 plants at the café itself, the place is perfect to kickback and relax at. 

Greenhouse Cafe with lots of books

Timings: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: 1/435,Near State Bank of India, Near Mulayam Tiraha, Janikuparam Extension, Lucknow

People call this place a library with good food. Isn’t that the perfect description? Cognitive Cafe started its journey in October, 2017 and has become a hangout spot for youngsters and adults in the vicinity since then. One can expect many different genres of books here – from academic to self-help to light reads like comics to while away your time. Their light eats are yum too. 

Cognitive Cafe in Aliganj

Timings: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: 1/435,Near State Bank of India, Near Mulayam Tiraha, Janikuparam Extension, Lucknow

As creative as their name, Elev8 at hotel Levana Suites is a must visit if you’re looking for a snazzy place to just crash in with your favourite book. They have a pretty decent collection of books as well – from fairytales for the little ones to biographies of famous personalities to self-help books.  And great food to go with it!

Elev8 at Levana Suites, on MMM Marg

Timings: 11 a.m. to 11.30 p.m.
Location: Levana Suites, 18- Madan Mohan Malviya Marg, Lucknow 

Started by the management of Repertwahr theatre festival , Café Repertwahr is a book lover’s haven. Touted as a performing arts cafe, the place has a stage for artists to perform, some good music and delicious food, along with a really large library! From fiction and non-fiction, young adult and kids – they have all genres of books We love that they have books for children as well; so one can enjoy their coffee without worrying about the little one having nothing to do.

Timings: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: A2, Kala Niketan 3rd floor above Khosla Electronics, Faizabad Rd, Maruti Puram, Lucknow

The popular hangout spot not only serves over 150 varieties of tea but also has a cutesy collection of books. Since this was one of the first few book cafes in town, it’s now in need of some updation. Still, we love the vibe of the place, we also love the fact that we can step into the small library and take our favourite book from the shelf, all the while sipping some exotic tea flavour. 

Planter’s Tea Bar and Book Cafe in Gomti Nagar

Timings: 8.30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Location: C 2/16 Vikas Khand, Gomti Nagar