A bookstore and cafe in one handy location. Pick up your latest piece of fiction or non-fiction then head to cafe for a coffee or snack.
Avid Reader also stocks CDs, DVDs and children's books.
Visit the website for more information and staff recommendations.
If you can’t wait to get lost in your latest book purchase there’s no need to leave Avid Reader, because there’s a great café in the store opening out to a peaceful garden where they serve coffee, sandwiches, cakes and soups to accompany a quiet read. All types of literature are stocked and there are plenty of excellent staff suggestions if you’re not sure which tome is for you. Avid also hosts regular in-store appearances so you might just get to meet your favourite ...read more
I like the idea. Not overly impressed with the actual restaurant though. Vibe was chaotic. Not because of people, but because of layout. If I were coming to have a nice, relaxing meal or read, I wouldn't come here. There is a nice covered area out the back, but I still felt a bit claustrophobic.
Avid Reader is a must visit for all those in the West End area. It is very personable and the service is amazing.It has one of the most local feels for a cafe in West End. The food is great and has decent vegetarian options too. Not to mention, the bookshop consists of the best names in any industry. Many a gifts have been purchased from here, and there's also the best of the quirky too. What a great idea to merge a cafe with a bookshop.
Avid Reader is the centre of West End, in many ways. It's a place you go to where there will always be someone you haven't seen for ages, or your next door neighbour. The staff know what tea, coffee, books, dvd's you like and can recommend all kind of presents for the hardest people in the world to buy for. It's like a local meeting hall, but with great music and food and very good company.