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A&J King Artisan Bakers, LLC

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48 Central Street, Salem, MA
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee & Tea

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious pastries, fresh breads, and more!

A great assortment of baked goods included pastries, truly delectable muffins, scrumptious bread, and a very cozy atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
oliviamarion
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A great assortment of baked goods included pastries, truly delectable muffins, scrumptious bread, and a very cozy atmosphere.

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Carmel, California
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72 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A great place to start your day ONLY if you enjoy fresh / tasty coffees and teas and right out of the oven pastries. The staff is most friendly and helpful. We recommend eating in to enjoy the people watching early in the day.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Such a hidden gem. Bread, pastries, coffee café. Very relaxing. grab a newspaper and enjoy an afternoon break, or morning breakfast.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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254 reviews 254 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Cozy little bakery downtown that can get crowded at times. They make lots of different breads, and nice pastries to choose from. Pleasant stop for coffee and a snack.

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SALEM, MA.
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Artisan has excellent breads and sweets. Coffee is just so so. They could improve on the way they serve coffee and tea to customers. The place is a throwback to the Hippite Era of the 70s . Tables and chairs do not match. Everyone sits close together. Go there for the bread products and sweets. Get coffee someplace else.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place gets better every year. The bread and pastry are top notch. The coffee is excellent and now they have sandwiches and more tables. The bread pudding is especially good.

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Salem MA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This young couple, veterans of the great Standard Baking in Portland, ME, opened this topnotch bakery up almost a decade ago. What they do best is bread, particularly any of the sourdough related ones. I remember talking to someone about whether a bakery in Salem, MA selling $4 loaves of bread would survive. Well, quickly, there were lines out the... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Incredible bakery and food artistry! Truly, delicious edible art ! I have never had a disappointment in this fabulous bakery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick sandwich before leaving town. I got the ham sandwich and the wifey got the smoked salmon. Very enjoyable, light and healthy. All of the bread selections looked good and smelled even better. ... . .

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New Jersey
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

For breads and sandwiches, I am sure A&J is good but their pastries are okay. If you want more authentic, go to Ziggy's. I had a Pumpkin Sugar bun there that was good but no wow factor. I will have to try it again when I go back up to Salem.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 Central Street, Salem, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakeries
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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