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Gulu-Gulu Cafe

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247 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3401
+1 978-740-8882
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08:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank BlueYummySmurf
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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!!

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Thank DOMINARJVC
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Eleftheria G
Hamden, Connecticut
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 the food was creative and wonderful. We began with the meat and cheese platter, that... More 

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Thank skordzek
Salem, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 a table for four, nursing a java, during lunch or dinner, but that's the vibe... More 

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Thank runnrdad
Manchester, New Hampshire
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 some of their famous libations, in moderation of course!

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Thank slaintenh
Daytona Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I visited this cafe for breakfast and were not disappointed, The young lady who waited on us was so friendly and has a great personality. This place is eclectic with great food, We were very pleased with everything about Gulu!

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Thank MandM5570
Berwick, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location we are breakfast at the Gulu Gulu and we're pleasantly surprised. The menu is filled with eclectic tastes and sweet and savory crepes. Everything we ordered was delicious.

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Thank Emily P
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for brunch on Sunday. They were out of the first two things I tried to order so I settled for Belgian waffles with bacon and scrambled eggs. Waffle was delicious but bacon and eggs definitely not that great - pretty sure it was microwave bacon and the eggs more like a think omelette. Would have given it 3... More 

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Thank Tia E
Campton, New Hampshire
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

discovered Gulu Gulu cafe on a recent Saturday afternoon. Place is cool, great atmosphere and comfy seating. My husband I were starting early celebration for his birthday. He was blown away by the beer selection so he ordered one even though it was only 10 am, hey it was his birthday weekend, he was living large. I ordered the nitro... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 01:00
Monday
08:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 01:00
Thursday
08:00 - 01:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?