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Cafe Dawn

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203 West 1st Street, Salida, CO
+1 719-539-5105
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Description: CAFE DAWN is committed to offering a great cup of coffee and fast...
CAFE DAWN is committed to offering a great cup of coffee and fast, friendly service. We proudly serve Allegro Organic, Fair Trade espresso, coffee and loose tea, along with delicious and locally-made baked goods, frittatas and egg sandwiches. Established in 2008, CAFE DAWN has been voted BEST coffee shop by the community every year.
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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Funky place with lots of ambience and a good vibe

Cafe set in a converted garage, with lots of ambience (including tattoed & pierced staff). Lots of seating, including outdoor seating for sunny days. Coffees & hot chocolate were excellent. Breakfast was good and portions were ample, with daily specials on a blackboard (although the southern... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
AndCatFL
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Coral Gables, Florida
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Coral Gables, Florida
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Cafe set in a converted garage, with lots of ambience (including tattoed & pierced staff). Lots of seating, including outdoor seating for sunny days. Coffees & hot chocolate were excellent. Breakfast was good and portions were ample, with daily specials on a blackboard (although the southern biscuit in my egg-mcmuffin-style breakfast was a bit dry -- could have used some... More 

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colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Passing through Salida on a Friday afternoon I stopped at Dawns Cafe for coffee. Great coffee, great service. Will plan to stop in again next time I am in Saida.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Felt at home here working on my laptop and sipping coffee. The outdoor seating is nice and the place is beautiful and clean. Seems to be packed/noisy/hard to find a table in the morning, and then becomes more low-key and laptop friendly 11AM onwards. The baristas gave exceptional service and even remembered my name. It is CASH ONLY.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We decided to stop here after hearing advertisements from out local public radio station. Firstly, the coffee here is hot and pretty good. The food menu is limited, but pretty standard for a small coffee shop. The problem lies in the quality of the food. I had an egg and cheese green chile biscuit. The biscuit itself was very good... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Unbeatable lattes, and delicious and small, homemade breakfast items. Outstanding service and lots of attention to detail with coffee and breakfast. Neat people. Neat stop. Would definitely go again and order the exact same latte and biscuit with egg.

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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113 reviews 113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Hardly any places are open before 7 in Salida so we were very happy to find Cafe Dawn. The people working there were the friendliest, most cheerful people in the world! Coffee was great and pastries delicious.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We specially looked up cafes here in Salida on TA so that we could get off the road for a little while and rest. We were heading to another cafe at first but decided to skip it and head over to Dawn's instead. This was a excellent life decision, because we really ended up loving Cafe Dawn! We were able... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Love this locally owned gem. Owners often working the counter, if not them then someone equally as friendly. Great wifi, coffee, baked goods, burritos and tea selection.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Get one of the best cups of coffee in Salida, but don't get fooled by the food which does not match up with the rest. While they are packed with locals, I guess the hard, uncomfortable chairs attempt to encourage people to move on, but Salidans are far too hardy for that.

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Colorado Spring
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We came here for "breakfast", they had some baked goods and on their special board they had burritos. They were out of their bacon ones so we all had the vegetarian one, it was so bad. It was small and expensive, and over microwaved to the point it was hard on the edges. I had "fresh brewed" ice tea that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 West 1st Street, Salida, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
  • Phone Number: +1 719-539-5105

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 7
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Description

CAFE DAWN is committed to offering a great cup of coffee and fast, friendly service. We proudly serve Allegro Organic, Fair Trade espresso, coffee and loose tea, along with delicious and locally-made baked goods, frittatas and egg sandwiches. Established in 2008, CAFE DAWN has been voted BEST coffee shop by the community every year.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?