Gulu-Gulu Cafe

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 4 reviews )

247 Essex St, Salem, Massachusetts, USA, 01970

Serves meat, vegan options available. A gathering place for locals and visitors alike to meet and eat. Specialty coffee drinks. Home-like atmosphere with cozy sofas. Personal library of books for use. Art work for sale. Free Wi-Fi. Most evenings features live music and DJs, open mics, and/or beer tastings. Open Mon-Tue 8:00am-11:00pm, Wed-Sat 8:00am-1:00am, Sun 8:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: American, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Czech, Non-veg

4 Reviews

First Review by raphanos

very good - Edit

They have a vegetarian burger that can be made vegan! Just remove the aioli. Also comes with chips and a pickle.

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AMAZING coffee but NOT a good vegan restaurant - Edit

Gulu Gulu makes my favorite cup of coffee and likewise favorite latte (with soy) I've ever had, but yes like the prior reviews, it is primarily a bar / cafe and is rather lacking in terms of vegan menu options. That being said, their coffee is incredible and they own Flying Saucer pizza right next door who have plenty of vegan options.

Pros: amazing coffee , good atmosphere

Cons: very few vegan options , primarily a bar

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The $9 Bagel Sandwich - Edit

This place has a hipster-like ambiance with hipster art on the walls and a soundtrack to match. Don't let that fool you. The vegan selection kinda sucks. There's one bona-fide vegan item on the entire menu (a wrap), and other items can be "made vegan" by subtracting key ingredients like eggs and cheese at full price. I got a $9 bagel sanwich filled with some veggies and mustard minus said eggs and cheese with no side included. It's a nice accommodation in a pinch, but I think it's a stretch to call this a 'vegetarian-friendly' destination. The service seemed a bit slow too as it took 20 mins to be seen by a server after being seated at a semi-busy time.

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This is a crappy veg place and is more of a bar - Edit

Its a bar, lots of alcohol and a very lame food selection. The menu is pretty much all breakfast and snack stuff. Go a few steps own the street to Live Alive and eat a good meal instead. That's what we did!

Pros: Coffee and Booze

Cons: Menu blows

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