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Posted On: 9 December 2021 06:00 pm
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Top 5 cafes for book lovers

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Are you a bibliophile in search of places in Qatar where you can eat, relax, and read? Here's a roundup of five go-to restaurants and cafes for book lovers. Check out the list below!

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1. Volume Café

Top 5 cafes for book lovers
Image credit: Volume Café

Huge collection of books, lovely interiors, cool ambience, great food—find all these at Volume Café! This cafe was established in 2016, along with a library on the second floor. From geography to cookbooks, literature, children's books, you’ll surely find something to read while sipping your favourite drink. And fun fact—many of the books here are donated by customers and guests.

Volume Café also has a long table and a private room that are perfect for small gatherings. Book clubs in Qatar usually reserve these spots for weekday meetings. When are you going?

  • Location: Qanat Quartier, The Pearl
  • Phone: +974 4019 5444 +974 4476 0914, +974 7729 2903, +974 6624 2769
  • Timings:
    • Saturday to Wednesday: 8 am - 12 am
    • Thursday & Friday: 8 am - 1 am
  • Instagram:

2. Go Home! Cafe

Top 5 cafes for book lovers
Image credit: Go Home! Café

With nearly a hundred items on their menu and hundreds of books inside this cosy place, Go Home! is well-loved by many. According to Go Home!, their aim is for customers to come to the cafe and feel at home. So, guests will walk in, order food, pick a book and start reading and relaxing while waiting for the order to be served. Lots of delicious food choices, including vegan dishes and special beverages are available here.

And did you know that employees working within Msheireb get a 10% discount at Go Home!? Students get a 10% discount, too! Let’s go to Go Home! cafe.

RELATED: What makes Go Home! cafe unique in Qatar?

  • Locations: Msheireb Downtown Doha - +974 4464 4598, Al Aziziyah - +974 4490 9445, QFBA West Bay
  • Timings:
    • Saturday to Thursday: 8 am - 12 am
    • Friday: 12 pm - 12 am
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3. Flat 77 Restaurant

Top 5 cafes for book lovers
Image credit: Flat 77 Restaurant

If you love reading and cosy places, then Flat 77 is for you! This lovely restaurant will surely give you that “your home away from home” feeling—from the comfy seats to homely decors, to board games and the books around you, to the managers and staff that feel like family. Flat 77 has spacious indoor and outdoor dining areas, but their 'living room' is just the perfect spot to relax. You can also book their media room, either to watch TV, to read books or to study.

Choose from a variety of hot and cold drinks, yummy appetizers, and main meals. Or, try their homemade cereals while flipping pages of books!

  • Location: Ground Floor, The Residence Tower, West Bay
  • Phone: +974 3384 8637, +974 4006 3663
  • Timings:
    • Sunday to Wednesday: 9 am - 11 pm
    • Thursday to Saturday: 9 am - 1 am
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4. Stanza Coffee Shop

Top 5 cafes for book lovers
Image credit: Stanza Coffee Shop

English and Arabic books are neatly placed in a mini library at Stanza Coffee Shop. Many visit Stanza for their specialty coffee and a wide selection of desserts, and of course, for a free read of books. There’s a feeling of relaxation when you visit this place—definitely a great spot to hang out, whether for a group discussion or a solo reading session.

Check out Stanza Coffee Shop and their books that are up for sale. The books are priced from QR 30. Do try their Flat White or Capuccino at QR 22. As they say, "your day at Stanza will consist of two things: an interesting book and a heavenly cup of coffee!"

  • Location: Al Arabi Sports Club, New Salata
  • Phone: +974 7767 7177
  • Timings: Daily, 6 am - 11 pm
  • Instagram: @coffeestanza

5. Mokarabia Qatar

Top 5 cafes for book lovers
Image credit: Mokarabia Qatar

According to Mokarabia, their place runs on love, laughter, books, and coffee. How lovely it is to dine with your loved ones while surrounded by books and laughter. Here, books are placed on a long shelf, giving so much colour and excitement to book lovers. The place can be noisy when crowded, but when you read, no one can stop you, right? So, grab a book, a cup of hot creamy latte, and you're up for a good day!

  • Location:
    • Mall of Qatar: 10 am - 11 pm
    • Medina Centrale, The Pearl: 8 am - 12 am
    • Ezdan Tower 1, Al Dafna: 7 am - 12 am
  • Phone: +974 3333 5516
  • Instagram: @mokarabiaqatar


Which of these restaurants and cafes will you visit soon? Let us know in the comments!