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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: Coffee & Tea, 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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  • 45
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 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
The Only Acceptable Cappuccino In Town!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
djack7
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Salida
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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484 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
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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Littleton, Colorado
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Love the GF oatmeal! Friendly, convenient. outdoor-indoor seating wifi available. Open at 6 AM! A place to go to get a sense of the 'local scene'

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Coral Gables, Florida
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Clemmons, North Carolina
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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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Additional Information about Cafe Dawn

Address: 203 West 1st Street, Salida, CO
Phone Number: +1 719-539-5105
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
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
Average Prices: USD 7
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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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: 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?