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Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe and Bistro

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Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Soups
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2305 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N2X3, Canada
+1 250-365-4916
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8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Dawns early rising sunshine cafe is a family run business. The indoor and...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Breakfast Place

Dawn's Place is not in the middle of things, especially if you are a visitor to Castlegar. We wanted a family style restaurant for breakfast and had to travel back west on the strip to find it but it was worth the trip. Fast service, help yourself coffee and tea and a lovely outdoor space to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Judy A
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Toronto, Canada
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Rossland, Canada
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I think this place was hyped too much for me. I think if I had found it on my own I would have been happier with it but I went in with high expectations that weren't really met. It's a nice average little breakfast spot that's light on service.

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

Thank you!. Its always nice to have other opinions. Happy travels! More 

Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Dawn's Place is not in the middle of things, especially if you are a visitor to Castlegar. We wanted a family style restaurant for breakfast and had to travel back west on the strip to find it but it was worth the trip. Fast service, help yourself coffee and tea and a lovely outdoor space to enjoy your meal. The... 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 experience. its nice to share our space with New or return customers. Have a nice trip! More 

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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Customer service and ambiance...absolutely great and welcoming. Funky and comfortable. Lunched here. I would roll over and bark for a White Spot Burger...but I'm telling you I would do flips and holler for the burger here. Fabulous outdoor grilled burger enjoyed in a funky outdoor patio...count me in! And the quiche is to die for. All good home down, yet... More 

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

Wow thank you for the kind words. We really do enjoy to cook for folks like yourself to whom enjoy a tasty morsel. Thank you! More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Always good food and lots of it for the price. They are very consistent on their preparations and make very tasty local and ethnic dishes. Great place for breakfast or lunch Tuesday through Saturday.

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thank you! More 

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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We were able to make it this trip and we were so excited. The guys had the eggs Benny, We both agreed it was spot on and it was amazing. Some of the best I have ever had. Our wives had the breakfast wrap, or burrito. They both took a couple bites and they just were not impressed. I tasted... More 

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

Hello and thank you for your response...Glad you enjoyed the Beni's. Sorry the wraps lacked what you were looking for. Typically our Custom Sausage is very highly recommended. Thank you for coming in! More 

Castlegar, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This resturant has great food and great staff. I have eaten here at least 6 times for breakfast. I like Tom's breakfast sausage cooked over a open fire grill in the back. Not many resturants still make home cooked food from scratch. - The best West Kootenay cinnamon buns are made here! As well the value for your dollar can't... More 

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

Thank you very much! see you again. More 

Surrey, Canada
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Our second trip to this place and they did not make us regret. Amazing, I mean amazing coffee. The bacon and eggs was the best I have had. My wife and kids had the eggs beny and loved it as well. Very funky atmosphere. Keep it up!

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

Thank you! I'm Glad your day started with a good breakfast...I hear it's the most important meal of the day, it may as well taste good too. thank you for visiting us again. Happy travels! More 

trail, BC
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155 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

we were doing an ethnic day with our girl guide group and stopped here for Doukabour food.......wow it was amazing!!!! Best borcsht I have had in years. The girls got to try a couple of other dishes as well.

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

Thank you so much for coming, it was nice to have you here. Glad you loved the borscht! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

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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 - 12
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Soups

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2305 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N2X3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Castlegar
  • Phone Number: +1 250-365-4916

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 12
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Soups

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?