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Red Line Cafe

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188 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3705 (Formerly Red line cafe)
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I frequently stopped there before work to get a coffee, really good quality a variety of milk and cream... yes almond milk, they also had shaker of cocoa and cinnamon so you can really get your coffee just like you want it. Baked goods and breakfast are of a high quality, a little pricey but the quality is worth it...... More 

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Thank zenelxx
Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in for a quick breakfast and coffee...the coffee was delicious and bagel may have been the best I've ever had.

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Thank Kim236
New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the iced cappuccino with soy milk, and it was definitely delicious and unique! The service was great and the atmosphere was very appealing.

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Thank Kasey S
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for breakfast because the ugly mug cafe was an hours long wait. We got lucky, this place was delicious! It's around two dollar signs, but worth the price.

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Thank Ralph C
Gardner, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Service was friendly and helpful and they truly cared about your thoughts on a chosen dessert. My husband and I were looking for a small, not so busy place to cool off and get a dessert and there was the Red Line Cafe. We ordered a dark chocolate fudge "mouse" cake and it was heavenly! Be aware, it's thick and... More 

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Thank Robert W
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Staff was super friendly! My kids had bagels with cream cheese & I had ham & cheese croissant. All was delicious! Fair prices & great atmosphere & great location!

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Thank Michelle C
Brooklyn, New York
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275 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Red Line Cafe is located on the busy Essex Street. We were looking to have a light afternoon snack and Red Line did just that. There are not many places to choose from in this particular area, so we were happy to find that Red Line offered interesting coffee, iced coffee and iced tea choices as well as scones and... More 

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Thank SuzyQu15
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Just spent time in Salem MA and visited as usual the Red line cafe. It's been successfully renovated as always a very good service and you feel so welcomed there! Thanks and see you in september Hlynur

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Thank Hlynur J
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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541 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Situated on the main street, just by a trolley stop, pavement seating, very friendly staff, good coffee and cold drinks with a stunning chocolate cake, an above average coffee stop.

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Thank j w
Marysville, Washington
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The drinks seemed reasonably priced for the area, and were tasty. Decent selection of drinks, a few pastries, and some lunch or breakfast items. Service was quick and friendly.

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Thank Darryl N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Greek
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 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
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3705 (Formerly Red line cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem

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