On via Celsa, next to Circolo degli Artisti (check the Circolo degli Artisti Café article) a small sign is the only hint for Bibliothè, all the rest is hidden by sun-reflecting windows.
The spacious interior cannot be guessed from outside: a large room serves as the bookshop and a gathering room for book presentations and a second room as the restaurant. The volumes on the shelf are part of a huge collection of Indological studies: practices related to yoga and Ayurveda but also travel diaries and much more. Bibliothè serves food inspired by Ayurvedic principles but sourced locally and ethically.
I admire the exotic cake and sweet selection, such as the fluffy carrot cake and “karma-free cookies” and the huge selection of teas, but I have not settled on a decision about the dinner menu yet: curry & seasonal soups- since I am not a spicy /Indian food lover (check the complete menu here).
Bibliothè is not an “easy bar”, but it awakes curiosity: the people behind this project have a story to tell and I can’t wait to hear more about it.