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247 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3401
+1 978-740-8882
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Jim Thorpe PA
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in Salem MA looking for a comfortable great tasting lunch, good beer, catch a WiFi signal and not get ripped off. Try the Gulu Gulu Cafe, I had a beer flight with four different 5 ounce beers and the Gullash ! Braised beef and seasonally really hits the spot with many other things on the menu that looked just... More 

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

Thank you so much! So glad to hear we did right by you. Hope you visit us again should you find yourself returning to Salem. More 

Vilnius, Lithuania
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real good spot to sit cozy and eat well while chatting with your friend. Friendly staff, good vibes, not-too-bad prices and food is super yummy! I personally ate salads and had no chance of regretting it! Come by if you are around!

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Thank Juozis
Guadalajara, Mexico
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to have brunch in Salem, very nice, comfortable and delicious meal. The service is excellent and the menu is very tasty. Ideal to go with friends or family.

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Thank Anfibio0686
GuluGuluCafe, General Manager at Gulu-Gulu Cafe, responded to this review

So glad to hear we're doing right by you! Thank you for the thoughtful review. Hope to see you soon! -- Laura More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a definite favorite of ours. Whether is just the two of us, or the whole family, it's a really nice outing. We love the patio tables, but inside is a fun alternative. The menu is unique and varied. The service is usually really good. The food has always arrived as ordered. I would recommend this place to... More 

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

So glad to hear we're doing right by you! Thank you for the thoughtful review. Hope to see you soon! -- Laura More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came three times to this place! Staff is friendly, food is delicious and atmosphere is like no other.

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

So glad to hear we're doing right by you! Thank you for the thoughtful review. Hope to see you soon! -- Laura More 

Greenville, New York
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ordered the Andes latte and Russell Stover which were both very good. Also had the meatloaf and Istanbul sandwich. Thoroughly enjoyed the Istanbul sandwich. Even stopped by later that evening and the next day for coffee.

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Thank marvin2621
GuluGuluCafe, General Manager at Gulu-Gulu Cafe, responded to this review

So glad to hear we're doing right by you! Thank you for the thoughtful review. Hope to see you soon! -- Laura More 

Manahawkin, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Difficult to find a place to eat in Salem after dark. Gulu-Gulu was perfect! My daughter loved that they had crepes so she had dessert for dinner! I had the mac and cheese and it was just perfect. It is a fun place with board games available to play while you eat! A great find!!!

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Miami, Florida
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289 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner there on Halloween and the place was full. The service was erratic and the food was nothing special. It is located in the center of town. Nice ambience but nothing else.

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Thank HectorFL
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I took my girlfreind to salem, this wasnt originally where we planned on eating, but after wandering around, it was right there when we decided we were hungry. Walking in the inside is really cool, has a very nice atmosphere inside, kind of modern pop culturey. The food- we both had crepes and they were absolutely delicious!

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Thank Grannus
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really wish I had a chance to review the food! We stopped in to cool down before our walking tour back in August 2015. We didn't have much time to kill so for that reason we didn't grab any food but the menu was a good size and good variety. I just ordered a Shirley Temple and my partner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3401
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-740-8882

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?