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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
one of two greatest cups of coffee I've ever had

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
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  • Outdoor seating
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
41 helpful votes 41 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Coralville, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

There were only two people working the front when I came in and they were doing an excellent job helping everyone and ALSO while being so warm and friendly! AWESOME staple of a place to go in Salida - the coffee was awesome - picked up a couple mochas here, a turnover, and a cookie! It was GREAT - and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had to stop in Salida to wait for the bicyle race to go thru before we could proceed on the highway. It was lunch time so we stopped in to Cafe Dawn. We ordered the ham sandwich, which was the only one left. Got some chips and a drink. My husband and I split the sandwich but when we... More 

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Brewster, NY
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86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

early morning, desperate for coffee we came upon this place. Glad that we did, the coffee was excellent, the fritatta hit the spot. the wifi was a great help as we were changing out plans. Road between Salida and Gunnison was going to be closed for a bike race, and it rerouted us. Stopping for coffee in a friendly place... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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