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Gulu-Gulu Cafe

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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, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night

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  • 139
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  • 109
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 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
Casual comfortable.

Open airy seating, very casual drop-in place. College student feel. Salads were good, if somewhat small for the price and main meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Open airy seating, very casual drop-in place. College student feel. Salads were good, if somewhat small for the price and main meal.

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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Went for a late lunch. I had a wrap that was incredibly good and a local beer. The food was very tasty, and the restaurant is in a great location. I sat outside and enjoyed the lovely views.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

As a frequent visitor to Salem, I usually do the tourist thing and show visitors around town (PEM, Witch stuff, graveyard). On a recent visit, I was lucky enough to just be in town to enjoy. Glad I found Gulu-Gulu. It's quirky, eclectic, and not *too* hipster (the vibe is cool, but I never felt like they were trying too... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Gulu - Gulu Cafe was a nice breakfast spot in Salem. The food was good and so was the service. That being said there are a few good places in Salem for breakfast.

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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The good point was that there was no waiting on Sunday for a breakfast. I also had a delicious crepe with strawberries, blueberries, yogurt and honey, which was delicious!!! The bad points, we realized half way through our coffee that our coffee cups had the previous customer on them...disgusting, I chipped it off my cup, but totally grossed out at... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is what you want in a cafe. European feel, in the "kids" way, rather than the elegant. Good beer selection, nice sandwiches, and they've snuck some Czech bar classics (pickled sausage and nakladany hermelin....like marinated brie) on to the menu. We literally always pop in when in Salem.

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stopped by Gulu-Gulu Cafe today for iced tea and a snack, sat outside and had a thoroughly delightful time. Service was quick and attentive. Yoghurt with fruit, and iced tea were very good. Outside seating area was very pleasant and convivial. Prices were reasonable. Nicest of the coffee shops we've found in Salem so far.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great ambiance, food and service! We even came back later on to try more drinks / specialty beers. A must do in Salem!

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice restaurant in the heart of Salem. We had a breakfast with some drinks. Nice food, service and atmosphere. the place have also full meals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stopped in twice for drinks. Great location. Friendly and fabulous staff! Sat outside, quite lovely. The cocktails are on point and my husband reccomends the gingerbeer! Did not eat but the meals we saw coming to other tables looked beautiful!

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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, Cafe, European, Vegetarian, Czech

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
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?