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Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe and Bistro

2305 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N2X3, Canada
+1 250-365-4916
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Ranked #2 of 39 Restaurants in Castlegar
Price range: $2 - $13
Hours:
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Barbecue, Soups, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Dawns early rising sunshine cafe is a family run business. The indoor and outdoor spaces reveal our unique view of the world. Decorated with our mothers love of lighthouses in mind, there is a lot to keep your eyes busy. Our desire to feed people flavourful meals in our large home style kitchen comes from years of raising families and entertaining friends. After a busy day here in the kitchen we take the time to do our own grocery shopping to ensure the best quality products are ready for the next days cooking and baking. We think it would be worth your while to stop by for Tom's handmade never frozen BBQ Burger, Kathy's Quiche, Gramma's bran muffins, or a piece of our homemade carrot cake with an expresso. Our Doukabor Borscht is a vegetarian delight- by Weezie- who is a local hero in the world of Borscht. See you! Tues-Saturdays 8 - 2.
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Eclectic decorations, cool older commercial space with high ceilings, decks for days, and plank floors - perfect casual funk decor, cheerful staff that are enjoying their work, and super good food. We had Doukobour because of a craving, but I watched the orders from the BBQ going by and could see that they would be just as good. They have... More 

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Kathy F, Owner at Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

thank you so much! very kind words... More 

British Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love this place! Best coffee in town, and the best food as well. I could only make it for lunch (working nightshift and all), but next time up there I'm going to try the breakfast. Food is fresh and flavourful & the people are excellent.

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Kathy F, Owner at Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to review our little cafe. We DO try to make every dish with care and love. See you again! More 

Elkford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You can get the best Borscht in Castlegar here. The menu is small but every item is first class. They also have great coffee and sweets. The decor is casual and the staff is friendly. This is our fav lunch cafe in town.

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Kathy F, Owner at Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your visit! The best part of our day is cooking up great meals for those who appreciate it! More 

Castlegar, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great food and great staff. This is home style cooking and the atmosphere is layer back and stress free. Just stay awhile and visit with old and new friends. There is no hurry here. Life is short. Enjoy.

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Kathy F, Owner at Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Life IS short...enjoy today. thank you! More 

Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I visited Castlegar and had the pleasure of having lunch at the café. The Borscht was absolutely the best I have ever tasted. We also shared a pyrahi. It was a good size and shared by two of us. I will recommend this café to any one who would love the very best comfort food. Now to find that borscht... More 

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Kathy F, Owner at Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us! we appreciate your comments. We like sharing our place with friends like yourself. Now the borscht recipe ... we'll have to arm wrestle over that one! ...actually the Doukaboor Museum has a cookbook and i believe it's in there. good luck! kathy More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What a surprise. This place has great surroundings and really good food. The staff are pleasant and helpful. The cafe has ceiling tiles with flair and plenty of things to look at. Don't forget to check out the art gallery attached.

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Kathy F, Owner at Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for noticing the little details, and yes... we do really enjoy our customers. More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Was looking for eggs Benedict and BACON! Finally found a place that had breakfasts. Cool atmosphere here, nice garden. Food was great

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Kathy F, Owner at Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your appreciation of a great Eggs Beni! See you again i hope! kathy More 

Alfred, Canada
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I can't remember what we ate but it was a very good breakfast. What I do remember was the incredible decor (even the ceiling). The fresh home-made cooking. I am so sorry we didn't find out about this place before our last day in castlegar because I would have loved to try out many of the items on the menu.... More 

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Kathy F, Owner at Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and enjoying your time here. So glad you checked everything out and noticed the details! More 

Castlegar, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I just moved down the street from here and finally got to try out the food after 4 months and my mind exploded! I ordered the chicken bbq sandwich and everything was so fresh it was very easy to eat and so flavourful !!! Okay, then it was served with home fries which were the best I've had. I love... More 

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Kathy F, Owner at Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

WELL, Thank you for noticing our great place. YES we have alot of family who work here! Its what makes us unique, we enjoy each other and working together to make sure your experience and food is worth while coming back too. Glad you moved to town! See you soon. More 

Nelson, Canada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My family and I had a nice breakfast at Dawn's. The atmoshpere is laid back and low key and the service is friendly. The breakfast we had was simple but good -- the poached eggs were properly cooked, though the potatoes were a bit salty for my liking. If the weather is good, there is a nice "back yard" patio... More 

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Kathy F, Owner at Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let others know you enjoyed your visit with us. More 

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Additional Information about Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe and Bistro

Address: 2305 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N2X3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-365-4916
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Castlegar
Open Hours:
Tuesday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 13
Cuisine: Bakery, Barbecue, Soups, Sandwiches

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