Serving Books, Games and Unlimited Coffee, these Cafes in Chennai are a Dream Come True

Coffee shops don’t have to be boring. With its ever evolving cafe scene, Chennai is becoming a hotspot for unique and entertaining coffee shops. 

Either to get the best of work done with some finely ground coffee or to provide the setting for that perfect first date, our city has some of the best of cafes. However, some of the cafes in Chennai offer much more than just coffee. From providing books to free Wi-Fi, these cafes are one of a kind and we’re thankful they exist!

Ciclo Cafe

Opened by TI cycles, of Hercules and BSA fame, this cafe promotes cycling as a lifestyle and is the first of its kind in India. This cycle themed cafe with cozy interiors also sells latest and advanced cycles and cycling accessories. This cafe serves as a perfect spot for cycling enthusiasts to unwind and socialize.

What’s better? They serve great food too!

Unique Factor: Cycle themed ambiance. Along with great food, this cafe also sells cycle and advanced Cycling accessories.

Address: Old no. 33, New No. 47, Gandhi Mandapam Rd, Chitra Nagar, Kotturpuram, Chennai

Phone: +91 44 4204 8666

Cost: ₹1,100 for two people (approx.)

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The Backyard Cafe

So, this one is technically not a cafe and as the owners like to call it, The Backyard is pretty much an anti-cafe! One needs to pay only for the time spent here and unlimited coffee and Wi-Fi is on the house!

An ideal spot for people to work or study together, one could see lot of freelancers and artists either working or shooting here!

Unique Factor: A co-working space providing free unlimited coffee and Wi-Fi for an hourly price on time spent here.

Address: 53/23, 3rd Main Rd, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai

Phone: +91 73584 58117

Cost: Rs.100/hour

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Writer’s Cafe

Imagine spending a weekend curled up with a book in a cozy space with coffee and some nibbles to go with it – heaven isn’t it? Well, Writer’s cafe is that heaven in Chennai!

Opened by Chennai based restaurateur M.Mahadevan in collaboration with the legendary bookstore Higginbothams, this cafe boasts of a collection of thousands of books, great food and even better ambiance. But the best thing about the cafe is the cause it supports. This is a non-profit venture to provide employment, support and training to burn victims and all profit from here goes to an NGO supporting the cause of burn victims.

Unique Factor: Houses thousands of books for customers to read. Known for their delicious food,this non-profit cafe employs burn victims.

Address: 127, Peters Rd, Peters Colony, Royapettah, Chennai

Phone: 044 48611604

Cost: ₹450 for two people (approx.)

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Wild Garden, Amethyst

Set amidst a lush green garden is one of Chennai’s most loved cafes. From its beautiful setting to its cozy ambiance to the array of mouthwatering dishes served here – We love everything about this place.

An ideal place for long conversations over some good food and drinks.

Unique Factor: A Classy cafe with fine ambiance, Amethyst also houses a boutique and a flower shop!

Address: 183, Express Estate, Royapettah, Chennai, 600014

Phone: 044 30853587

Cost: ₹1,400 for two people (approx.)

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Garden

This cafe with great food and greater ambiance is also an ideal location to throw a kid’s birthday party!

Unique Factor: Known for their Wonderland theme. From hosting exhibitions to free movie screening, this place has something or the other going on all the time.

Address: 14, 2nd Avenue, Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai

Phone: 044 28362163

Cost: ₹750 for two people (approx.)

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Coffee Central

Read a book or spend time with friends playing a game of Scrabble or Monopoly – either way, you will leave Coffee Central with good times to cherish.

Unique Factor: One can spend time here reading a book or playing one of the numerous board games available here.

Address: No-11, Narasimhan Road, Near Singapore Consulate, Parthasarathy Puram, T Nagar, Chennai 

Phone+91 44 4238 5210

Cost: ₹500 for two people (approx.)

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Craveyard Cafe

If you are a pet person, then this is your place to be! Binge on some delicious food in this pet-friendly cafe while your pet enjoys an equally good time! An ideal place for pet owners to meet and unwind!

Unique Factor: Pet-friendly cafe.

Address:  No .18, 2nd Canal, Cross Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai

Phone: +91 96291 77700

Cost: ₹650 for two people (approx.)

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Ashvita Nirvana

A perfect place to spend time with friends and family over some delicious food and board games! We absolutely love their ambiance too!

Unique Factor: A cafe with lovely ambiance providing board games for entertainment.

Address: #33 5th Ave., Besant Nagar, Chennai

Phone: +91 44 4269 9026

Cost: ₹750 for two people (approx.)

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Have we missed any such unique cafe in Namma Chennai? Let us know in the comments or write to us @ [email protected]

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