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Gulu-Gulu Cafe

247 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3401
978-740-8882
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Ranked #15 of 216 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Czech, Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This cafe is a favorite of ours. Great coffee from basic to fancy coffee drinks. Unique and flavorful crepes, both sweet and savory are offered. For the bagel lovers, a great bagel and lox plate. Terrific food in a very eclectic atmosphere. I am not a drinker, but I am aware that they have a terrific selection of beers, including... More

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Austin, TX
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A wide selection of drinks plus they carried several sour beers (to my husband's delight). The ham, brie, green apple, orange fig spread panini was tasty. The warm brownie was huge for two dollars and change. The ambience is a real plus: spacious, high ceilings, cool decor, non-distracting music, friendly staff. If we lived in Salem we would come here... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great beer selection! Love the cheese plate, sandwiches also good. Always busy. Appeals to youngish crowd. Great place to use the internet. Coffees good as well as the crepes.

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stopped in for breakfast before sight seeing in Salem. I had done LOTS of research for our trip east, and I really wanted to stop at Gulu Gulu to eat, as it sounded right up our alley ;D It was ! The service was friendly, and pretty quick, but the food. Oh, the food was just OUTSTANDING !!! Hubby... More

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Westhampton, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped by while spending the day in Salem. They have indoor and outdoor seating. They offer a nice selection of sandwiches and wraps. I had the chicken salad on a spinach wrap & my date had the roast beef. He loved his sandwich. (I don't eat red meat so I'll trust his review since he is picky!) I loved... More

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Las Rozas, Spain
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

No sooner had we walked into this place than we felt at home. People were relaxing at different tables and at the bar. Some working, a job interview was going on, families enjoying an early lunch... The atmosphere was great, they really made you feel at home and it was all so American! We left and explored Salem and then... More

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Sheffield
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Took over an hour to have breakfast. Food average and reasonably priced. Asked for coffee with food coffee arrived after food. Difficult to get servers attention.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stopped here for lunch during a day in Salem and if we go back to Salem we will definitely eat here again. Besides the traditional food they have a menu full of other good and different appetizers,sandwiches, wraps soups etc. The waitress was very attentive and came back to make sure our drinks were refilled. We did not have... More

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

On a long road trip, and spending 2 or 3 nights in many different cities, it really says something about a place when you make the time to go back and enjoy it again! The Gulu Gulu cafe was an awesome place to chill, have a coffee, grab lunch and just take a break from busy tourist activities. It's right... More

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We sat out front at tables with our dog. I had a huge crepe with gourmet cheese and lots of fresh baby spinach. The chocolate and coconut cappucino was sweet, like dessert and decadent. The waiter was pleasant and attentive. It's set back in a little park with the Bewitched statue. Really nice location near pedestrian area with shops. Some... More

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