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Gulu-Gulu Cafe

) #9 of 164 Restaurants in Salem $$ - $$$ American, , 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” (95 reviews)
“sandwich” (28 reviews)
“wraps” (13 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 6 days ago

This place is a nice cozy place to go to eat and relax. The food is good and the drinks are good. Nice staff too. Atmosphere is unique. Outside seating as well.

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little find! Hip vibe and music, cozy but spacious, good choice of both coffees as well as an excellent beer list. We had friendly service, decent goulash and excellent lox. (Used the free wifi, too) Stumbled upon this as tourists walking through Salem, but...More

Thank mediaguru
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking at the menu, I was very excited to try the food here. We got the cheese plate and the mediterranean dip platter for appetizers, the popeye crepe and the vegetarian burger for our entrees, and the chocolate banana crepe for dessert. The only thing...More

Thank Sara R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for breakfast in the heart of Salem. The crepes were awesome. It has good gluten free options as well.

Thank traciek67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had breakfast at this cafe. The prices were great and the food was awesome. The service was fast and the staff were friendly. I wanted to have breakfast here every morning.

Thank BlueYummySmurf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good and the selection of beers is awesome! Service is what it is, but all are very friendly. Dog friendly and cool merchandise but they are out of most...shame as I would have bought quite a few of their cute shirts!!

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Loved the coffee, the staff and the incredible brownie I had! The place is so nice and cozy cant wait to visit again!

Thank Eleftheria G
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Our daughter gave us a gift card for Gula-Gula for use on an upcoming trip. I thought, hmm, this might be out of my husbands comfort zone, crowded, animated, noisy atmosphere, unusual menu. Not so. It was busy, but our server was very efficient, and...More

Thank skordzek
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We've been here many times in the last few months, mostly for lunches or coffee and dessert in the evening. Sunday nights are fun when there are musical folks putting on a show. Kind of annoying when one person on a computer is taking up...More

Thank runnrdad
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

A friend and I ate at Gulu-Gulu before we went to Koto to catch a heavy metal show; the cafe did not disappoint, we both had chicken wraps which were tasty and not soggy. With more time, we will definitely come back and perhaps sample...More

Thank slaintenh
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Ken C
Does Gulu-Gulu have a full bar?
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
USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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