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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

landed in Old Saybrook an hour and a half early for the wedding.Stopped at the Paperback Cafe for lunch and were so glad that we did! The food was delicious, the staff very pleasant and the overall ambience just what we were looking for. I was impressed that my sandwich came with carrot sticks and a dip as opposed to... More 

Thank judymack3
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for good eats and relaxed atmosphere... good prices. Stopped for lunch and got good soup and great sandwich. Friendly and affordable.

Thank Beamer L
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was I think my second time here. Stopped in with a friend. the food is just good ..not great but none the less good. Service could have been a bit better at the end of our meal it took forever to get someone to take my CC. If your looking for large portions this is not the place. My... More 

Thank El S
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

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 bubbles 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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198 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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208 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?