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Paperback Cafe

210 Main St, Ste 8, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2333
+1 860-388-9718
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“hash browns” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
210 Main St, Ste 8, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2333
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Really good food and coffee, paired with good service and neat library ambiance. They had live music and while busy, were not rushing or slow with service. Good location on Main St. with lots of parking.

Reviewed 19 October 2017

When I walked in I thought maybe it was just coffee and muffins, but I had great eggs and the morning glory muffin is really good. They do not have wifi, but for most of the time I was able to pick up something from...More

Thank SagHarborAlice
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Great for breakfast. Waitress was so friendly. Service was prompt. Accommodating to dietary restrictions. Would recommend with no hesitation

Thank Peggy G
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Lovely food, portions just the right size. friendly helpful staff who made us feel very welcome. Good location on main street with ample parking.

1  Thank FamilyofFergus
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This was a fun place to have breakfast in a quaint town. This was the place to be as it was crowded but moved fast. If you have a sweet tooth....try the "famous French toast"....but there are great egg dishes and they have other wonderful...More

Thank jerryr111
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I live in the Old Lyme area for the summer and wanted to try this place out with the mother of my best friend who passed last year. When I go to a new restaurant that serves breakfast I get the two egg special. If...More

1  Thank Brett G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Paperback Cafe has a great Sunday Jazz! It is soft and not overpowering. Food choices are many for breakfast and lunch items topped with a friendly staff. Outdoor seating in the summer months, but you will not be able to hear the music.

Thank gezette
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I have been to Paperback Cafe a few times now and both times I was satisfied with good service & food! The music was a nice added bonus! I will be back!

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Definitely not your run o' the mill breakfast/lunch place. Different yet familiar menu to satisfy all palates and tastes. Gluten free, vegetarian, meat lovers. Staff is super accomodating and friendly! Great location in the heart of charming Old Saybrook. Eat outside or in. Delicious coffee,...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Impossible to go wrong with paperback, breakfast or lunch. Plenty of menu choice including paleo and GF. Love caveman smoothie, had excellent Latin omelet, we've been many times and always pleased, you will be too. Casual, local flavor, nice , competent servers. Promise you'll like...More

Thank wgardellajr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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: +1 860-388-9718
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