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Paperback Cafe

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210 Main St, Ste 8, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2333
+1 860-388-9718
07:00 - 16:00
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Vientiane, Laos
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My spouse and I have been coming here for years. After a 1 year haiatus we returned​ last weekend. Still a great menu, well prepared, and promptly served. The staff have changed, as I understand has the owner, but the breakfast options are still great and hard to beat. (I don't easily give 5 stars!)

Thank ldldjr
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here twice during my overnight stay at the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa. At first, it seemed like an old diner, but boy was I wrong. The food was amazing and the staff was friendly. They even gave me the recipe for the smoothie that I ordered. I highly recommend this restaurant!!

Thank J M
Warwick, Rhode Island
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442 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met a friend for lunch. What I love about the Paperback Cafe is that I can order breakfast or lunch. The last time I was here, I got a delicious omelet. This time I had a yummy salad with both grilled portobello mushroom slices and chicken. The sandwich selections are great too.

Thank Bobbie W
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We popped in on a Sunday morning for breakfast and the menu was large and catered to all dietary needs. Lots of healthy options and gluten free selections.

Thank Joy E
Cromwell, Connecticut
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127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Since I have to be careful what I eat now, I really look over the menus at restaurants to see what can be made gluten free. It makes the choices easier, when the restaurant has gluten free bread. I ordered the Reuben on gluten free bread and it was delicious!

Thank Little_PC
Rego Park, New York
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I like this place! Good service, fine food. You can get standards but they also offer a few more unusual meals. Worth exploring and based on the crowd, locals love this place.

Thank William C
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Enjoyed our breakfast, received quick, friendly service. We were greeted upon entry and served our coffee promptly. One of the specials was a kielbasa egg scramble, which my husband tried and really enjoyed. It smelled so good that I tried a bite - very good. I ordered a short stack of pancakes( 2 large ones). They were pretty decent pancakes.... More 

Thank 1Chris_R123
Wrentham, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

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 October 2016 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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68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Main St, Ste 8, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2333
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-9718

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