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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Coffee Shop
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“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.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“It is just out the door to the right on Derby. Great to get the day started”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Spacious coffee shop with their own roasts. Full menu of coffee and espresso drinks, hot and iced, with great breakfast and lunch options. They even serve beer in the afternoon!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Exquisite French pastries. As delicious as they are beautiful! The macarons are always a special treat!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“In March, Cinema Salem is one of the venues for the Salem Film Fest, which is an event not to be missed. Truly outstanding films. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“One of the oldest cafes in Salem! I've known this place for over 20 years! Great food, great coffee, and nice staffs. Chilaxing spot!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Luxury cinema with comfy seats a short walk from home! Food and beverages available for purchase at the cinema to boot!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“The west coast transplant mermaid has made a good home for herself in millers plaza, next door to the Howling Wolf Express. You know the drill. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Maybe wouldn't notice it from the outside and the decor... but this is an independent bakery and coffee shop with homemade doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches, and everything else you might expect in a coffee shop and bakery.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pub
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“It is our neighborhood local spot. The food is very good and you will not find any tourists. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Raw-food restaurant offering an array of vegan, health-minded entrees, salads, wraps & snacks.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“A local favorite in the heart of old town. In addition to a very large muffin selection, they serve a full breakfast and have a broad selection sandwiches.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“If Fresh baked donuts and cupcakes are your thing, you'll love Half Baked Cafe & Bakery! It's not my thing. So I can offer details. (1 minute walk from 32 West ... on other side of Dunkin' Donuts)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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  • 1 local recommends
Café
“The Blue Canoe is a great little coffee shop offering breakfast and lunch every day. Try the cold brew or their rotating flavored coffees along with a Market breakfast sandwich on a croissant or an iced tea with a Castle Rock veggie wrap. You can grab-n-go, sit at the tables inside, or relax on the dog friendly patio. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Ziggys and Sons Donuts are to die for! A local family run Donut Shop that has been operating in Salem for 50+ years! . Located at the corner of Essex St and Webb St.”
  • 3 locals recommend