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Gulu-Gulu Cafe

247 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3401
+1 978-740-8882
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (98 reviews)
“brie” (7 reviews)
“sandwich” (29 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
247 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3401
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I only went for coffee, which is why I didn't give it 5 stars. The cafe is large, yet cozy, and the waitstaff is very friendly. The coffee is amazing. My husband is from Spain and said he has not had espresso...More

Thank Nori N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in for afternoon drinks shown to an outside table and left with menus. From then on it went wrong waitress kept coming outside and effectimely ignoring us. We tried to attracted attention without success. After 10 minutes we gave up and went elsewhere. Pity...More

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took refuge here several times during a very rainy labor day weekend visit to Salem. Thank god for this place. Great people appear to run and also work here. Great beer selection and really great music (that is happy and up2date) plays here -...More

Thank aleemans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to meet or eat! Central location with super atmosphere and great service. Food was amazing with good variety and gluten options as well!

Thank Loriburke0022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere was awesome. It's a very chill place to hangout. Very crowded surfing brunch, however. Their peach smoothies are amazing

Thank Taylor K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just stopped in when we were walking past, very nice relaxed vibe. people were very friendly. they had outdoor seating for pets. didn't have to wait long at all for our to go order, despite the fact that they were busy. would love to come...More

Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Nice historic area with plenty of seating go for the crepes. Plenty of crepes to choose from and some other items on the menu. We decided to go back in the morning for breakfast instead of dinner.

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was tired, hungry, thirsty and in need of a good hug when I arrived in Salem. Happily, Gulu-Gulu was offering great service with its food and drinks. The blueberry waffles were delicious and my steamed milk gave me the warming hug I needed. They...More

Thank Vicky V
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This was our first time in Salem and we chose this place because it had outdoor seating and it was a beautiful day. We were greeted by a server that didn't really care about anything, much less us. She continued that way the rest of...More

1  Thank RoundTheWorld1111
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Good food, good service. An eclectic group of people inside. Had a cool vibe to the whole place. Was a unique restaurant with some great beers and an interesting variety of menu choices. The grilled chicken sandwich was good - cooked right and flavorful. Enjoyed...More

Thank KneeNine
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Ken C
20 April 2015|
Response from GuluGuluCafe | Property representative |
Hello Ken! Thank you for writing. We have a beer, wine & cordials license. We cannot serve traditional spirits like vodka, but we do have flavored vodka and several other liqueurs that fall under a Massachusetts cordials... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
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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