Why are you waking me up at 6 a.m.? I groaned to second-oldest nephew when he asked what time I wanted to get up. Still operating on West Coast time, he had plugged the meter for the car when I had promptly turned off my alarm and continued sleeping.
By the time I finally got up, the breakfast restaurants that I had bookmarked had lines out the door. It's high season in Salem! Tons of people were already walking around in costume, and all the sit-down restaurants were mobbed. So after striking out at a few places, nephew suggested Red Line Cafe for some sandwiches.
The pastries and breads are baked fresh each day by Iggy's Bread of the World in Cambridge. The spinach pie and muffins are baked in-house.
The sticky bun was too good to pass up so we split this while nephew and his friend waited for their bagel sandwiches. I ordered a large iced apple cider. So refreshing!
The croissants were completely sold out! Except for this last spinach feta croissant. It was like a breakfast spanakopita. Delicious!
Nephew and his friend both ordered breakfast bagels with bacon, eggs, and cheese. The bagel sandwiches were so hearty that they were full after eating only half.
They had snagged the last few sesame bagels. No croissants. No bagels. Man, high season in Salem was doing a number on the cafe. It was just noon and everything was rapidly disappearing. The cafe also featured panini sandwiches, crepes, and wraps if you're so inclined.
With breakfast taken care of, we continued walking toward the waterfront so I could check out the town along the way to see The House of the Seven Gables.
What's the red line, you ask? It's a painted red line that winds through Salem's historic sights.
Posts in this series:
Lobster Shanty - Salem - Massachusetts
"Bewitched" Statue - Salem - Massachusetts
Red Line Cafe - Salem - Massachusetts
Red Line Cafe
188 Essex St.
Salem, MA 01970
Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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2 years ago today,
3 years ago today,
4 years ago today,
5 years ago today, Lu Din Gee Cafe (Duck House) - San Gabriel (Closed).
6 years ago today, Vegetarian Dolmades (Greek Grape Leaves Stuffed with Rice, Tomatoes, and Onions).
7 years ago today, Perfectly Sweet - Alhambra.