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Gulu-Gulu Cafe

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American, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Czech
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247 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3401
978-740-8882
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night

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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 6
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Rose amongst the thorns

We had been quite disappointed by our day trip to Salem. We found quite a low level of quality throughout the attractions on offer and when we started to look for somewhere to eat, we're getting pretty desperate when we came upon the Gulu cafe. Thankfully it is something of a rose amongst the Salem... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Craigsoota
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We had been quite disappointed by our day trip to Salem. We found quite a low level of quality throughout the attractions on offer and when we started to look for somewhere to eat, we're getting pretty desperate when we came upon the Gulu cafe. Thankfully it is something of a rose amongst the Salem thorns. We received attentive and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Crepes All kinds Vegetarian was wonderful Build your own looked happy too Eclectic with pronominal art covering the walls Nice bar Massive beer offering

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Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The crepes here are amazing! We stopped in for lunch on a trip to Salem and were blown away by how awesome they are! I got a build your own crepe-roasted turkey, argula, spicy cheese, and capers-phenomenal!

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Oneonta, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My friend and I stopped in for a drink. I had an amazing Russell Stover ice coffee and my friend had a beer. This place has such a nice vibe and the staff are so nice and helpful. Snaps!

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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We recently visited Salem and this place just rocks. Great atmosphere, food and service. we ended up going back several times as the menu is great and lots of gluten free options. Plus live music and art. Staff are great and there are NO TV's which is such a plus for me :)

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I am not an egg person but went to order scrambled eggs and they only serve fried eggs. My cousin got a fried egg sandwich and I had a bite it was really good to my surprise. Also I had a bagel with tomato and cream cheese it was very tasty. Next time I will be getting a Crepe and... More 

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Thunder Bay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Could definitely see myself hanging out here often if I lived in Salem. Coffee, tea, baked goods, alcohol, breakfast, lunch, live music at night and just a really fun atmosphere.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had the Munich(?) panini and chicken salad wrap. Both were great. A lot of food. We ate half and it was more than enough. Neat little place if you are visiting Salem.

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Rudolph, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We stopped in earlier in the day for coffee and decide to come back for dinner. Loved the atmosphere and the service was good - it was very busy when we stopped in. We had the special which was meatloaf with mashed potatoes on top - very good. Glad we came back.

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Launceston, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great breakfast in his charming cafe/diner. Good selection on the menu and served with a smile. Good start to our visit to Salem MA.

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Additional Information about Gulu-Gulu Cafe

Address: 247 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3401
Phone Number: 978-740-8882
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Czech

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 247 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3401
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-740-8882

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Czech

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?