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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 - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • 57
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Coffee and a Treat

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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SALEM, MA.
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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 via mobile

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
55 helpful votes 55 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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61 helpful votes 61 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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29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Smells so good you will want to enjoy your coffee sitting amongst the aromas. Breads are all great. Pastries are to die for...delicious and wholesome. Treats from here class up a meeting in a way donuts never will. The sesame-studded sea-urchin-like bread will be on our Thanksgiving table again this year.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

If you want the best pastries in Salem, this is the place to be! Open the door and you'll be greeted by the smell of fresh bread and coffee. There's usually a line at the counter, but that's alright. When a business turns out baked goods of this quality, there's bound to be a crowd. The sticky buns and danish... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

If I lived in Salem I would be in trouble here. Scones, croissants, pain au chocolat, olive rolls, sticky buns, cheese danish . . . I would eat my way through the menu. Wish I could have tried some of the pies and breads, they looked beautiful. And the hand-pulled espresso drinks! Wow! There seems never to be a slow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I come here at least once a week to pick up bread, roasted garlic sourdough and asiago Chile are favorites of mine. But the best part of this place is the pastry section. In particular the tarts. I have never once has something I didn't love. I have even purposefully ordered flavors I knew I dislike and still, always have... More 

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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: Bakery
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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