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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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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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124 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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67 reviews
49 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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96 reviews
63 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 1 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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66 reviews
60 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
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 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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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 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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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 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

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