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Gulu-Gulu Cafe

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247 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3401
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Grasse, France
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a great time in this café. The food is good and perfect for people like me that eat gluten-free (you can order gluten free or not). I had a wrap sandwich, a crepe, and a glass or two of pumkin cider. The decoration is comfy and nice. The café is located in the heart of Salem where everything... More 

Thank Cedicia
Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is in the middle of all you want to see in Salem. It's right off of Essex street so you have easy access to Salem Haunted Happenings in October. Food is great, service is friendly, and the patio is dog friendly! I suggest getting a beer flight to sample some of the great beer they have in tap.

Thank samls86
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We needed a place to stop and take a rest and sit. It was a cool little joint. You can get a cup of coffee here or a beer. I got the cheesecake brownies which were to die for!! My friend got an Carmel Apple crepes which were amazing!! Don't miss this funky little stop!

Thank adventuregurl34
Loveland, Colorado
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great vibe and lots of different people were eating here, from children to the older generation. The menu was small but interesting. They had more breakfast than anything else but had a great beer menu and a few salad and sandwich items that catered to vegetarians and meat eaters.

Thank blenny80
Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For some reason, it felt natural, sort of "homey," and not rushed. Service was excellent and food was good. We returned a couple of times on our short visit to Salem.

Thank DougMadden
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good, beer was great, service was exceptional and the atmosphere was neat! I recommend this place!

Thank Steven C
Bettendorf, Iowa
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great selection of salads and sandwiches, along with some traditional eastern European dishes. Service was a tad slow, but it was a busy day with Haunted Happenings just across the street. Food was definitely worth the wait. Don't miss their pumpkin latte in the fall and try the Goulash.

Thank fluidkarma
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came in, told to sit wherever and that was the last anyone spoke to us. We sat at the table for over 15 minutes completely ignored while a couple who came in after us got their drink order taken. We got up and left and walked down to Passage to India.

Thank EldaP
GuluGuluCafe, General Manager at Gulu-Gulu Cafe, responded to this review

Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry! I know this is too much to ask, but can you tell me when you came in? I want to be able to address this with my staff. I hope you'll try us again should you be in the area. We are so much better than this. My sincere apologies, Laura More 

Brooklyn, New York
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really love the decor and atmosphere of this place. It's very colorful, and there's paintings all over. They have some board games and card games for people to entertain themselves. They had a DJ one night, and they might have live music. The food was awesome, and they have great coffee drinks

Thank delmasto
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch there is very good and health you can't go wrong a lot of food for the money. A wide range of choices

Thank blondie613

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3401
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-740-8882

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?