A view of our reading nook inside the cafe. We also have terrace and balcony seating. 

Welcome to Illiterati Books and Coffee.

Visit our shop on lower Jogibara Road in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, for a thoughtful selection of books and an ever-evolving menu of delicious food.

Our books cover a wide range of hard-to-find topics including homeopathy, contemporary politics, and art. Our sections on Indic studies and Western and Eastern Philosophy include subjects like Kashmir Shaivism, Shakta, and Tantric studies. 

We have a wood fire stove, an outdoor carrom board, a flat screen television, as well as indoor and outdoor seating.

Our menu features mainly local organic produce and our food is healthy, fresh, safely prepared, and delicious. Our menu items are influenced by Himachali, French, and Mediterranean cuisine and we have daily specials as well as bakery goods.

Contact us to reserve a table, organize a special party, or schedule a group event.