Salem's Artisan Sandwich Shop & Craft Beer Bar
Marie Feldmannova and her husband, Steve Feldmann, named their quirky place for the cafe in Prague where they met.
Recalling the inspiration drawn from that Prague Cafe, Feldmann notes, “When we first started out, I don’t think people knew what to make of us. We have music, but we aren’t a club, we have food, but we aren’t really a restaurant, and when people used to say ‘cafe,’ they would think Starbucks. We definitely aren’t Starbucks.” ... Gulu Gulu is more comparable to Hemingway’s Closerie des Lilas.
– North Shore Magazine
Steve and Marie opened their first Gulu Gulu Cafe in Lynn in 2005. The Salem location was a better fit, and the Gulu Gulu you know today opened in 2007.
This popular coffeehouse teems with a motley mix of crunchy artists and trendy young professionals. Salem’s endearing boho vibe is captured through the focus on visual and performance art, ... while local bands and singer-songwriters play [throughout the week]. And there’s pure art in the food, which focuses on a wholesome, veggie-friendly assortment of soups, sandwiches and – most delightful of all – an expansive crepe menu of sweet and savory fillings.
Oftentimes, you will see the owners and the dedicated and quirky staff sitting back with a cup of locally brewed coffee or a fantastic pint of beer you simply can’t find anywhere else. Feel free to say hello!
The mixture of the right amount of distraction, a dash of free wifi, a pinch of good vibes, and a sprinkle of freedom between coffee, wine, tea, or classy beer provides me the perfect balance between yuppy, real world Starbucks and old feel of the laid back college library.
– Young Stragglers Magazine
247 Essex St
Salem MA 01970
Monday 8am - 11pm
Tuesday 8am - 1am
Wednesday 8am - 1am
Thursday 8am - 1am
Friday 8am - 1am
Saturday 8am - 1am
Sunday 8am - 11pm