Going beyond the concept of formal gallery spaces and trying to make art accessible to all, the city has a bunch of charming art cafes. Dishing out food along with a dose of the artsy stuff, these places let you admire works by local, up and coming artists, all in an informal setting. And, we picked out five cool art cafes in town to head to when you want a one-stop destination for your food and art fix.

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Dyu Art Cafe

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Art Blend Cafe

Dyu Art Cafe

Source: Dyu Art Cafe

Source: Dyu Art Cafe

Probably the first to come to mind when we think of art cafes in the city, Dyu Art Cafe has a winning combination of art works, great food and laidback ambience. Displaying everything from sketches and documentary photographs to contemporary art {all displayed free of charge}, there’s plenty to keep us here for long. Plus, cups of freshly brewed coffee {we love their Cold Coffee too} and desserts to try out while gawking at the art all around. Read more about it here.

Where: 1, No. 23 MIG, KHB Colony, Next To Mangala Kalyana Mantapa, 5th Block, Koramangala

Price: INR 400 for two

Contact: +91 9742076685

Timings: Noon-10pm

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Art Blend Cafe

Source: Art Blend Cafe

Source: Art Blend Cafe

Perfect for coffee lovers and art enthusiasts, Art Blend Cafe lets artists, photographers and crafters display their works. Picking out paintings mostly by local artists, they change their exhibits every month. Keep an eye out for the wall art at their renovated space, too. They also have regular art and craft workshops for aspiring and amateur artists in the city. And, burgers, pastas and pizzas to munch on!

Where: 659, 22nd Cross Road, Sector 2, HSR Layout

Price: INR 750 for two

Contact: 080 22581913

Timings: 11am-10pm

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Leanin Tree Art Cafe

Source: Leanin Tree Art Cafe

Source: Leanin Tree Art Cafe

Contemporary Indian art, nature and Continental food come together at this quaint cafe in Basavanagudi. Built around a 100-year-old tree {yes, there is a tree inside the space}, the cafe has an entire room devoted to paintings and statues, where we wouldn’t mind lounging around after gorging on some of their pastas or sizzlers. While the top floor seating has an almost treehouse feel to it, keep an eye out for the birds and squirrels who visit the space.

Where: 23, Patalamma Street, Basavanagudi

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Contact: +91 9886218518

Timings: 11am-11pm

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Coffee On Canvas

Source: Coffee on Canvas

Source: Coffee on Canvas

Up and coming artists, looking for a space where you can put up your latest art works and maybe, even make a buck out of it? Hit up Coffee on Canvas. Known as much for the pleasant ambience as for their artsy decor, the place has paintings and sketches by local artists, young and old {from students to housewives}. The works can even be bought, all at affordable rates, keeping in mind the kind of crowd that frequents the cafe.

Where: 84, ST Bed Layout, 4th Main, Koramangala 4th Block

Price: INR 700 for two

Contact: 080 39236543

Timings: 9am-11pm

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Urban Solace

Featuring a different artist every month, Urban Solace goes all out to promote young artists in the city. Displaying everything from paintings and prints to photographs and postcards, the exhibition space also lets patrons and art lovers score some of the works at reasonable prices. On the food front, pick from sandwiches, pastas and steaks to quieten those hunger pangs. Wash it all down with a cup of their freshly brewed coffee.

Where: 32, Annaswamy Mudaliar Road, Opposite Ulsoor Lake, Ulsoor

Price: INR 700 for two

Contact: +91 9945022177

Timings: 11am-11pm

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Featured image via: Dyu Art Cafe