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Paperback Cafe

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210 Main St, Ste 8, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2333
+1 860-388-9718
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07:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Rego Park, New York
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank William C
Connecticut
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

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Thank 1Chris_R123
Wrentham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 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 

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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.

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Thank Beamer L
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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 18 August 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.

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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 10 August 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
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?