Food + Drink

Our Favorite Brunch in Salem

Salem has so many great places to enjoy breakfast and brunch during your visit. These quirky Salem institutions have been part of the community for years and have earned a reputation for serving up the best brunch in Salem. Next time you're on a lark to one of our boutique Salem hotels, here are three places where you can find a solid breakfast before exploring all that Salem has to offer.

Ugly Mug Diner | 122 Washington St, Salem | (978) 745-6844

This diner is right up the street from The Merchant and serves diner food with a twist (or "twisted" food as they say). The Mug is all the things you love about a diner, but with some new school touches like an espresso machine, craft beer, and hand-cut fries. Go classic with silver dollar pancakes and steak and eggs or go big with duck confit topped waffles and breakfast poutine. The menu is seriously long with a wide selection of sweet and savory breakfast and lunch items.

Front Street Coffeehouse | 20 Front Street, Salem | (978) 740-6697

Also a short walk from The Merchant, Front Street Coffeehouse has been the heart of Salem's creative community for years. We love their creative sandwich combinations, all packed full of veggies and delicious spreads. Breakfast sandwiches, juices, fruit and yogurt parfaits, and coffee drinks round out the breakfast selection.

Gulu-Gulu Cafe | 247 Essex St, Salem | (978) 740-8882

We love Gulu-Gulu for so many things—lunch, coffee, happy hour—and brunch is no exception. Its savory and sweet crepe selection makes for a unique brunch option, but there's everything from light and healthy breakfasts to hearty traditional options available. Grab a breakfast sandwich to go or stay and enjoy a beer or brunch cocktail with your meal to make it a more leisurely affair. Either way, you're sure to enjoy one of the best brunches in Salem at this cafe.