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Paperback Cafe

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210 Main St, Ste 8, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2333
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mystic, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great people. They happened to be out of what my wife ordered and they graciously offered to make up something similar.It worked out swell.

Thank DAN O
Mystic, Connecticut
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193 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Paperback Cafe is always a good place to have a quick lunch in pleasant surroundings. During this visit, I enjoyed the Venetian Flounder ($10.00) and my wife ordered the House Flounder Grill ($9.99). The baked potato chips that came with the Venetian Flounder were delicious - nicely seasoned. Our server, Heidi, was cordial and efficient. The ice tea was... More 

Thank carriagehouse37
Killingworth, Connecticut
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159 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A truly original place with fantastic meals, although my fave is breakfast. Original entrees and new spins on traditional favorites. Staff is helpful and pleasant, indoor and outdoor seating on the very charming Main Street.

Thank Charles_Schuchert
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday breakfast with the family. We enjoyed lattes, regular coffee and amazing breakfast. Try the Montenegro scramble. Eggs with avocado and chicken sausage paired with fruit and carrot sticks. A great healthy breakfast!!

Thank Elaine Z
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Breakfast and it was a delight. Nice air about the whole place, Help is always friendly and helpful. We enjoy bringing family here when they are visiting, because they find it unique. When you happen to stop in and the band is playing, it is even nicer. Whether breakfast or lunch, it is always good.

Thank Judith W
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I have been here numerous times before to come back and find the same old menu. The food is good and the service is ok. Sunday they have a small two-three piece band. Average place

Thank MrPudly
Madison, Connecticut
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

The breakfast here is good, but not great. The ingredients seem pretty cheap. They do have great coffee and the staff is nice.

Thank irish0live
Essex, Connecticut
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I love the Double Cappucino! Huge bowl of steaming froth with wonderful espresso underneath! Always smiling and helpful staff. The breakfast all day is a smart move too! They have a wide range on their menu including gluten free.

Thank Teenzone
Ludlow, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a recommendation. They have a great menu and you can breakfast all day! The chicken salad is fantastic as well! Sit outside and watch everyone walking by.

Thank Stephen M
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

love that they serve breakfast all day. Omelettes are fantastic. They always have a dark roated coffee available. Lots of hot sauces to choose from. You can get a soy milk chai that is out of this world!

Thank kim m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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

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