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Cafe Dawn

203 West 1st Street, Salida, CO
+1 719-539-5105
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Ranked #17 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
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English first
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Was referred here by a local shop and was so excited to be able to get a coffee drink while my son was skateboarding. My excitement turned to disappointment when the lady told me they did not make blended drinks because they don't have a blender! Not sure how you can be "the best" local coffee shop and not serve... More

Salida, Colorado
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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.

Columbia, Missouri, United States
Contributor
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.

Denver, Colorado
Contributor
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.

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 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

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!

Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

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

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.

Milford, Utah
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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