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Red Line Cafe

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188 Essex street, Salem, MA (Formerly Red line cafe)
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Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for a quick meal

We had a late breakfast here on our last day in Salem. Everything was very tasty and the workers are personable and friendly. The café is nice and clean.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Loretta C
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Swiftwater, Pennsylvania
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Swiftwater, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We had a late breakfast here on our last day in Salem. Everything was very tasty and the workers are personable and friendly. The café is nice and clean.

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Levittown, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Red Line Cafe is located on Essex Street a main hub for foot traffics. The coffee and food are good and it is nice to sit and relax your feet in a walking town!

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Scotland, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had sandwich and crepes as a late lunch. They were freshly made and delicious. Server behind the counter friendly and helpful. Cafe had free wi-fi and was clean and well looked after.

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Painesville, Ohio
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Such a cute cafe! People behind the counter were super friendly and we felt right at home there. Food was tasty and would defentely stop there again when in the area.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

They have a delicious range of crepes for you to enjoy! All sorts of great crepes--savory and sweet. It's not often too busy and can be a nice place to relax from the business of downtown during tourist season.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Awesome sweet staff!!!! Delicious cafe food!!! They make great coffee and I'm not a big coffee drinker but I love theirs!!!!! The owners are committed 100% to their cafe and customers!!

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We recently spent the day in Salem, MA and stumbled upon this trendy cafe. The staff were extremely friendly and the food was delicious with a great selection of wraps, salads, sandwiches. I enjoyed the BGLT (bacon, pesto, guacamole, cheddar cheese and lettuce w/ tomatoes) wrap and my spouse had the Waldorf Chicken Salad (complete with seedless grapes, walnuts, pecans,... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Large selection, super friendly staff, great value, free WiFi. It was quite hot in Salem and eating here was a nice reprieve from the heat. I had the Waldorf Chicken Salad wrap and my spouse had the Turkey BGLT wrap. Both were delicious.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I get my coffee snacks at the hear as I am vegan so they make them up for me. I just want to thank them for doing such a great job and wish them well this season!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stopped for lunch on our quick visit to Salem and were pleasantly surprised. Our sandwiches were very good and they have a huge selection of drinks and lunch items to choose from. It's also very convenient-right in the heart of the Salem attractions- and friendly, quick service.

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Address: 188 Essex street, Salem, MA (Formerly Red line cafe)
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Cuisine: American, Greek

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  • Address: 188 Essex street, Salem, MA (Formerly Red line cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Greek

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