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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast

Breakfast burritos in Salida Ina very pleasant Saturday morning. Coffee was great-probably best in town. Breakfast at the foot of Tenderfoot Mtn at about 65 deg was a hair short of perfect.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Spokane
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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wholesome and delicious food, served by friendly people who care about good food. Heads and shoulders above that "patio" down the street!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

August 30th my wife and I walked in for a possible breakfast at what I now call Red Dawn...aka Cafe Dawn. Within a couple minutes a young redhead walked out from the kitchen, looked at us, and appeared to be determining if we were worth acknowledging us as human beings. After the a few seconds of what appeared to be... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Stopped here for lunch as several other restaurants we tried were closed. Looked clean and tidy. The food ordering seemed chaotic and they did not write anything down, just took your money and gave you your drink. Needless to say one of our meals did not show up as it had not been relayed to the cook. My burrito was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Breakfast burritos in Salida Ina very pleasant Saturday morning. Coffee was great-probably best in town. Breakfast at the foot of Tenderfoot Mtn at about 65 deg was a hair short of perfect.

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Uvalde, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We were looking forward to getting some good coffee and enjoy the beautiful Colorado morning so we headed to cafe dawn. It is a quaint place and had a good crowd sitting outside. When we walked in and up to the counter to order the people were immediately irritated that we didn't know what we wanted and it's not like... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My husband and I stopped in Cafe Dawn to grab two coffees to go. We saw they had breakfast burritos and the place was so cute we decided to stay. We ate a burrito between the two of us and drank two coffees down. Most everything in the cafe is local from around the area and we love that. The... More 

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Salida, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Cafe Dawn has terrific baked goods, light meals, alcoholic beverages, inside/outside seating, friendly staff and of course, great coffees.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Though this place was clean and nicely lit (good atmosphere), the service was not quite up to par. The man at the counter, who I assumed was the owner or manager, was very rude. He rushed me into making a decision on coffee and breakfast and when I asked him what was in a certain dish he points to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I am an espresso lover. And theirs is hands down the best. If you are like me and think that Starbucks, although ubiquitous, is not the final word in coffee, then this place should be refreshing. This is also the local morning hangout for locals and you always run into someone you know.

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Salida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Hate getting a latte when I order a Cappuccino. Here they ask you if you want it wet or dry... true professionals. I appreciate a business that executes... and takes pride in doing so!

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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 7
  • Cuisine: Cafe

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?