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210 Main St, Ste 8, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2333
860-388-9718
Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Breakfast, brunch, lunch...and Paleo

Both standard breakfast and lunch fare as well as some of their own personal creations if you're feeling out-of-the-box. You won't be disappointed in the chicken salad. And the omelettes are very very good. They have a Paleo menu as well, some of them are their own creations. Lots of coffee... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dessert
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Both standard breakfast and lunch fare as well as some of their own personal creations if you're feeling out-of-the-box. You won't be disappointed in the chicken salad. And the omelettes are very very good. They have a Paleo menu as well, some of them are their own creations. Lots of coffee options, like lattes, cappuccinos, and the like. No alcohol.... More 

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Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a nice breakfast here. The restaurant is clean and nicely laid out. The menu had a nice number of selections, including a paleo menu if you're into that sort of thing. My friend had the paleo pancakes (made with almond flour) which she said were very good, and came with sides of sausage and fruit. I had the... More 

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Ivoryton, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I used to go regularly to the Paperback for lunch and breakfast and the food was always good. Not so since the new owners took over. It just is not the same quality that it used to be. The bakery counter is almost always just about empty....they used to carry wonderful baked goods. Also the restaurant just doesn't feel clean.

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Old Saybrook, CT
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236 reviews 236 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I've been in twice recently after a long period away. They've got some great breakfast items and added Paleo diet options to their menu. Most recently I had the chicken salad which was excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Ordered: glass of milk, short stack of buttermilk pancakes, hash browns This was my second visit to the Paperback Cafe. I came with my mother, grandmother, and sister. It was crowded, but service was good and relatively quick. There was a band playing jazz music, which my grandmother didn't like. I liked it, although it was a little too loud... More 

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Hampton Bays, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My husband and I have taken the Ferry from Long Island to New London several times over the past two years heading to various points North and we stumbled onto a review of Paperback when we were staying the area a while back. WE ALWAYS DRIVE OUT OF OUR WAY now just for the pancakes. The friendly service and very... More 

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food is very good and priced just right. I have been to the Paperback many times and really love the breakfast choices. The service is quite good considering how packed the place can be on weekends.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

stale croissant £2; lukewarm, small coffee £2.50 but atmosphere is nice if you can get past hundreds of books at the entrance....otherwise cafe panorama down the road, large coffee + fresh croissant - £3

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I was traveling for business in CT when I checked to see if there were restaurants in my area that serve paleo diet options. I was so excited to find that the Paperback Cafe had a paleo menu! I ate every last bit of my paleo pancakes with agave nectar syrup, chicken sausage, fruit, and scrambled eggs. The waitstaff was... More 

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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290 reviews 290 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Our server was Marta, she has been there for some time, and she is an excellent waitress. We all enjoyed our entrees. My hash omelet was perfect. Many healthy choices on the menu. Oatmeal with fruit was tasty. Comfortable place to have breakfast. they could boost up the coffee, make it stronger.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 Main St, Ste 8, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2333
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: 860-388-9718

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?