Gulu Gulu Café is a cozy, unpretentious coffeehouse offering an eclectic global menu of small bites, plus live music. The European-style café supports the arts. Breakfast, espresso, craft beer and imports, wine, and light fare. Free live entertainment. Gulu Gulu Cafe is a bohemian hangout that serves hard-to-find artisan beer, coffee, and light fare. Marie Feldmannova and her husband, Steve Feldmann, named their offbeat establishment after the cafe where they met in Prague. Feldmann recalls the Prague Cafe as an influence, saying, “When we began out, I don’t believe anyone understood what to make of us.” We have music, but we are not a club; we have food, but we are not a restaurant; and when people say “café,” they think Starbucks. We’re not quite Starbucks.” Gulu Gulu is more like Ernest Hemingway’s Closerie des Lilas.
In 2005, Steve and Marie founded their first Gulu Gulu Cafe in Lynn. The Salem location was a better match, and the current Gulu Gulu opened in 2007. This renowned cafe attracts a diverse crowd of crunchy artists and fashionable young workers. The emphasis on visual and performance art captures Salem’s appealing bohemian ambiance while local musicians and singer-songwriters perform [through the week]. And the cuisine is pure art, focusing on a clean, veggie-friendly selection of soups, sandwiches, and – most delightfully – an extended crepe menu of sweet and savory fillings. You’ll often encounter the owners and their loyal and eccentric crew relaxing with a cup of locally produced coffee or a great pint of beer that you won’t find anywhere else.
Please introduce yourself! The appropriate amount of distraction, a dash of free internet, a pinch of friendly vibes, and a sprinkling of freedom between coffee, wine, tea, or sophisticated beer offer me the perfect combination of yuppie, real-world Starbucks, and the old feel of the open back college library. The flying Gulu beer civilization has many advantages. Access to the Flying Gulu Beer Society’s secret, restricted Facebook group. You’ll receive first dibs on unique draught and bottled beers, beer education, tasting notes, and early access to events. You will be the first to know about any special, ticketed events, and you will be invited to exclusive Beer Society events. Your beer will be served in a unique chalice, and you will receive a t-shirt, your name on their plaque, and a chalice to keep. So, this is one of the best bars in Salem.