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Cafe Dawn

203 West 1st Street, Salida, CO
+1 719-539-5105
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Ranked #14 of 52 restaurants in Salida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $7
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Outdoor seating
Description: Cafe dawn proudly serves Allegro Organic, Fair Trade espresso, coffee and loose tea. Cafe dawn is commited to offering a great cup of coffee, fast, friendly service and delicious, locally-made baked goods, burritos, sandwiches and seasonal soups. Open since 2008, cafe dawn has been voted BEST coffee shop by the community every year.
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Description: Cafe dawn proudly serves Allegro Organic, Fair Trade espresso, coffee and loose tea. Cafe dawn is commited to offering a great cup of coffee, fast, friendly service and delicious, locally-made baked goods, burritos, sandwiches and seasonal soups. Open since 2008, cafe dawn has been voted BEST coffee shop by the community every year.
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English first
Temecula, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a retro style building in downtown with indoor and outdoor seating. The coffee is divine and the servers are excellent. They have a small menu of breakfast and lunch items. They also serve local wines and beers.

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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This place has the best coffee downtown and is always filled with friendly folks who make you feel like a native. The menu includes some breakfast variety pastries but I stick to the coffee.

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

As an early riser, I appreciate the 6 am opening. Fresh pastries and a good, rich espresso are appreciated. A block off the main street, it has the comfortable, friendly atmosphere that a coffee shop that draws a lot of locals tends to have.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I think this building is the perfect place for a coffee shop. It is retro, it's garage doors open to the outside, and the patio is fun to sit in and full of locals. On top of that, the coffee is delicious. My husband and I enjoyed a beautiful morning sitting in the sun and drinking coffee there on our... More

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Opens early, and a big gathering place for coffee and tea. Good sandwiches, salads, and paninis. Inexpensive, too!

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Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I've spent many a pleasant hour sipping tea and surfing the web in the Cafe Dawn. The atmosphere is relaxed and the owner, Phil, runs a well-organized operation. The locally made pastries are delicious and the breakfast burritos will keep you going all day long.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

First let me say I get what the owner is trying to do here. However he has the wrong person taking orders. I think if he could get someone friendly then it would have been better. There are no words to express how unwelcome me and my family felt from the moment we walked in. We saw this place had... More

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Salida, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We visit Cafe Dawn about twice a week - great lattes! A nice patio to enjoy the sun and friendly atmosphere in a funky setting.

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Milford, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We mapped this place out because of the reviews here. We weren't disappointed! The atmosphere is wonderful. Great coffee and ice tea, plus the servers were super friendly!

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Carlsbad CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Good coffee with great service from owner and staff. 3 days in salida and we have been there 4 times already. Great espresso. Owner writes books when he is not totally engrossed in all things coffee experience. Looks like an old garage that has been well converted. No WiFi, has NY Times. Breakfast Burritos and lunch Burritos on sale .... More

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