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Paperback Cafe

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210 Main St, Ste 8, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2333
860-388-9718
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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: Dessert, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Always a very nice lunch here..

We have eaten here a few times and have always enjoyed it. The sandwiches are so fresh and service is attentive and quick. The turkey club is enormous but the grilled chicken is done to perfection. Prices are reasonable and wait for a table is never long despite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
pasur
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Waterford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Waterford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here a few times and have always enjoyed it. The sandwiches are so fresh and service is attentive and quick. The turkey club is enormous but the grilled chicken is done to perfection. Prices are reasonable and wait for a table is never long despite the fact that it is usually very busy at lunchtime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great food, friendly staff, and even books to trade! Enjoyed a Special Grilled Cheese Sandwich! Didn't have room for dessert but they looked delicious!

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Somers, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This was my first visit, although I've walked past it for years. I don't know why I never stopped in - went walking at the wrong time, I suppose. I came with friends and we all had a good experience. Two of us had BLTs and two had veggie wraps. Everyone voted thumbs up, except it was kind of sad... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The gluten-free pancakes were delicious! We dined for brunch on a Sunday and were quite pleased with the food, as well as the atmosphere. They had a small, live jazz band playing while we ate. The restaurant is on the small side, but comfortable. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the kitchen is accommodating. There is a variety of... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Met 5 other friends here for late breakfast/ early lunch around 11 am on a Saturday. Staff was very accommodating to our group. I tend to eat vegan as well as one other friend. would have enjoyed more vegan options on the menu. My veggie pita sandwich was delicious and served with healthy cut carrot sticks on the side. My... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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298 reviews 298 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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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?