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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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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were vacationing in Old Saybrook and looked for a nice breakfast place. The Paperback Cafe is upscale, very nice decor - library shelves, and all the waitstaff are friendly. We liked this place so much we sent there twice during our week, after sampling many places.

Thank Rick E
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town for the long weekend. Biked here for breakfast, came out fast and was still cold and home fries were cold. Skip this place for sure. Marsina's next door is 10x better and same price.

Thank KimGeorge
Rome, New York
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice little café on Main St. They have good brunch type food. Reasonably priced. I had a specialty salad which was quite good. Service was good. Good place to meet for coffee.

Thank w0rldtraveler1232
Mystic, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 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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197 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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205 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 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 July 25, 2016 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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43 reviews
32 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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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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

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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
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?