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Red Line Cafe

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188 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3705 (Formerly Red line cafe)
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Big place with lots of seating available. Stopped in for crepes and coffee with the family. Espresso was good, crepes were ok but not much filling so I was still hungry. The store has an all-glass front and right on the mall walkway so you can people watch while eating.

Thank vzescape
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for breakfast. We had paninis and a giant cookie. The food was delicious. The staff superb and friendly!

Thank Roberto S
Ferney-Voltaire, France
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265 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Had Big Tuna wrap and latte - affordable prices, attentive staff, and good choice of sandwiches and coffee. Can get crowded, so find a seat quickly. Hint on parking in Salem - go to the major parking garage rather than trying to park on the street - it is 25 cents per hour. Hard to beat anywhere.

Thank Marshall B
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

I took my daughter to Salem for the first time. We stopped in Red Line Cafe for lunch and were very happy with our Caprese Panini, yummy coffee and Chocolate Eclair!

Thank Christine H
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here a couple of times while visiting Salem. Coffee was great, came out fast and hot. Staff was friendly. I hope we get to visit Salem again and this great cafe. Next time we'll make sure to plan for lunch also.

Thank Rednecktravelin123
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

After spending so much on tourist attractions, this was a nice stop. It was a quick way to grab a tasty bite without breaking the bank. Their desserts are really good too. The location is right in the middle of the foot market which is both good and bad but worth crowd and struggle to find a table. Ther sevice... More 

Thank Kristen L
Whitby, Ontario
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Great little cafe for tea, coffee, treats and lunches. Wifi available. Friendly service. Very busy and at peak times might be a little hard to find a table. Nice ambiance.

Thank Carol M
Eaton, Ohio
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151 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Try It! Why not, I did. I ordered the Turkey BGLT, without the Pesto. It was a good sandwich and filled me up. I wish I would of had more time to try other items on the menu. I can sy that while I was there the place stayed busy. So stop in and grab a drink or bite to... More 

Thank Beachcomb_33
Boston, Massachusetts
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458 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for coffee and both the coffee and a pumpkin spice latte were excellent. They also have yummy muffins and pastries. Service was friendly and quick.

Thank Bob T
Moline, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Always room, great food and atmosphere! Good menu and great survice, clean bathrooms. I had a great tasting lobster roll.

Thank simplejack2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?