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Paperback Cafe

210 Main St, Ste 8, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2333
+1 860-388-9718
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“omelet” (7 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 16:00All hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
210 Main St, Ste 8, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This one of those places that if you don’t visit it, really you weren’t in town. This Coffee House and Eatery serves Breakfast and Lunch, closing by 3pm. On Sunday Mornings, they had a live Jazz music performed by the “Laid Back Jazz” group. The...More

Thank Ladope
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank ldldjr
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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...More

Thank J M
Reviewed 9 March 2017 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...More

Thank Bobbie W
Reviewed 8 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-totheworld-elvin
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...More

Thank Little_PC
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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