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Gulu-Gulu Cafe

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Time Out says

There’s nothing quite like the Gulu-Gulu Cafe; it perfectly embodies the funky little slice of bohemia that is current-day Salem. Part sandwich shop, part craft coffee and beer bar and part live music venue, Gulu-Gulu simultaneously feeds your inner artist and your stomach from morning to night. Take a seat inside (look for the building with the bulldog sign) or on its patio (right in front of the Bewitched statue), and order up a fresh crêpe, gourmet sandwich or some snacks, like spiced pickled eggs or Hermelin aka marinated brie. This place is made for prime people-watching, so be sure to grab a coffee (spiked or sober), seasonal cocktail or wine special, or a beer from its extensive list of mostly local brews. As far as entertainment goes, you can expect to find live bands, old school vinyl nights, drag brunches and open mics on its jam-packed calendar of eclectic events.

Olivia Vanni
Written by
Olivia Vanni


247 Essex St
Cross street:
Washington Street
Opening hours:
Sun—Wed 8am—8pm; Thu—Sat 8am—10pm
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