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A&J King Artisan Bakers

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48 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3627
07:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 16:00
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our way out of town. OMG! OMG! Delicate, buttery pastry. Chocolate croissant. Amazing! Local gem.

Thank Maureen M
Brooklyn, New York
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749 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 starts for the apple cake and bread 3 stars for the sandwiches My husband and I stopped here for lunch while looking around Salem. I got the marinato sandwich and my husband got the roast beef sandwich. We both weren't that impressed with the sandwich. There wasn't enough cheese on either sandwich to cover the entire sandwich and the... More 

Thank Jvalliant
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We got breakfast here. Twice. Would have gladly eaten every meal here! The Koug Amman is to die for!!! The chocolate croissant. Yummmmm! My daughter does not even like cinnamon rolls and she loved the ones we bought here. I am a baker and trust me this place is SO worth the visit!!!

Thank Pmpb1
Salem, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A&J has some of the best bread on the North Shore, The roasted garlic is incredible and the english muffin bread is the best,. You will not be disappointed

Thank greypup501
Salem, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

You will not find better, or even close to better, olive bread and sticky buns! Down a small side street, but worth the hunt. You can eat it in or take out. My favorite twice a week stop!

Thank Russ A
Salem, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you are looking for excellence in bakery, and by that I mean the opposite of Wonderbread and Twinkies, this is your spot! Locally, seasonably sourced ingredients are used to make the most amazing breads and pastries. Take home or stay for lunch But don't expect to come here to work and borrow the free WiFi because there is none!... More 

Thank Araucaria09
Carmel, California
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311 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Come early in the morning to avoid the lines of locals (who would know better?) who start their day with absolutely fresh and delicious pastries and other baked goods and this great spot. Robust coffee -- superb! The staff is excellent and friendly and always cheery; they make it fun!

Thank Jim W
Milngavie, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

It is difficult to get good pastries in America and while they don't stack up to the best in France ( or Copenhagen) theses are some of the best Danish pastries I have had in the USA. Also got some to take home for dinner. Nice hot apple cider also went down well.

Thank JanandDavid
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Very well run so even though there is often a line it moves quickly. Food is very tasty and fresh. Best bread in the area. Coffee is ok

Thank makemelaugh
Dartford, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best bread I have had in the US. The cakes looked incredibly tempting, not filled with cream, they looked tasty . Our rolls were so sulking we could not manage anything else. I will definitely return for a cake.

Thank helen236

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Central St, Salem, MA 01970-3627
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 9787444881

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?