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Red Line Cafe

188 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3705
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (24 reviews)
“crepes” (27 reviews)
“panini” (8 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
188 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3705
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in very quickly, honestly to use the restroom, but ordered an iced caramel Macchiato and loved it! It was perfect. I also saw many other delicious options on the menu from smoothies and ice cream to crepes.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the cafe. Saw over 20 people inside yet the sign said closed?! The employee stood at the door making sure nobody would come in. I guess you have to be one of their "exclusive customers" to get in. Leave this one off your...More

Thank RScribs
Maria V, Owner at Red Line Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ryan, we close at 6 p.m. If you read our hour sign outside the door. It was passed 7 p.m and we were just letting a few customers who were still finishing their pastries and coffee stay without being rushed out. As well as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This location was recommended to us to stop in and try the crepes. The line was long, but worth the wait. They have four different crepes to choose from along with a sandwich, patisserie, and coffee menu. The atmosphere is friendly and warm - would...More

Thank designerista
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in here for a quick lunch during our stay in Salem. We both had a savoury pastry and it was delicious. The pastry was flaky and moist. Washed down with a good cup of coffee it made for a good value lunch. Service was...More

Thank alysonBromsgrove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This charming and clean cafe has a great deli offerings and coffee everything. After receiving your snack / meal an outside area is available for seating right in the middle of the walking, historic district. Sights, sounds and charming tourists abound. Great drop in place...More

Thank Vicky A
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Went in for morning drinks large queue but dealt with quickly by efficient staff. Great coffee and clean environment.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Came here today walking around Salem to kill time before a wedding and stopped here for a cup of coffee. Delicious cup of coffee, plain and simple. Sister in law for cold brew and that was really good as well. Check this place out. Food...More

Thank John N
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Good food but very casual. We had turkey sandwich, a yogurt parfait and an almond croissant. The food was good and very quick and the prices are very reasonable. Good for lunch, a light breakfast or just a snack.

Thank BEWatermelon
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for coffee and crapes in the place is absolutely amazing. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The crapes are large enough to share and tasted amazing.

Thank jasonrt
Reviewed August 11, 2017

We were looking for a place to stop for a quick coffee and a rest in between the Witch Museum and our walking tour, and we came across the Red Line Cafe! Had a great view of the pedestrian walkway, allowed for some great people...More

Thank Pamela M
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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