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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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8:00 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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 31
    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
Great for breakfast and lunch

I had eggs over easy and fruit and they were just the way I like them. My granddaughter had a bagel with ham and cheese and home fries and loved every last bit of it. She can be picky, but this was right up her alley.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
KATHY1246
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MASSACHUSETTS
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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MASSACHUSETTS
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I had eggs over easy and fruit and they were just the way I like them. My granddaughter had a bagel with ham and cheese and home fries and loved every last bit of it. She can be picky, but this was right up her alley.

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Overall the Paperback has a very good and creative menu. Breakfast and lunch specials are always a hit. Soft music on some evenings and weekend mornings fill this dining room quickly. Outside seating in good weather.

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Paperback cafe has a great menu...just right before or after performances @ the Kate. Staff friendly and attentive. Outdoor dining fun in the AM as right on Main St...watch the world go by.

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East Haven
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My husband and I stopped here on a Sunday morning, as it was about halfway to our day trip destination. He enjoyed (and completely finished), the Big Breakfast, eggs cooked to order, bacon, toast, shredded potatoes (hash browns). I had a cheese omelette, hash browns and toast. Everything was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Coffee, including decaf, was good and refills... More 

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Port Isaac, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great for Breakfast and a good coffee. Sundays they often have a trio of entertainment. A grilled morning glory muffin, some scrambled eggs and a fab. coffee. Set for the day!

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NJ
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My husband and I started our day at the Paperback Cafe on a recent visit to Old Saybrook. We had a really nice, laid back breakfast. The restaurant itself is a little small, but the food and service were very good. I enjoyed my oatmeal, bacon and fruit, and my husband really liked his (huge) omelet & chocolate cherry coffee.... More 

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Waterford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?