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Cafe Dawn

203 West 1st Street, Salida, CO
+1 719-539-5105
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Ranked #15 of 49 restaurants in Salida
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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.
Restaurant details
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Sahuarita, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Ok, we have a bias. If a coffee shop makes us smile (and serves 8 oz. drinks) then we are happy campers. In this case, we stopped by twice during our visit to Salida, and got perfect drinks both times. And they were already remembering our drinks by day 2!. Wonderful building, great coffee, happy and skilled staff. What is... More

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Salida, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Many mornings you'll be hard-pressed to find a seat with all of the people packed in it. Really friendly staff and great coffee

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Salida, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Probably the best coffee in town. Friendly employees... and plenty of room to sit down and read or chat, or get online.

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Albuquerque, NM
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67 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Great coffee, friendly servers, clearly THE place to meet and greet. My burrito was gluey and overpriced. I didn't see much in the way of baked goods although it was breakfast time.

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eagle
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Dawns is in downtown Salida. Coffee is organic as are their baked goods. They have artwork on their walls and looks as though in summer they can open up huge doors to connect their outside sitting area. I think I saw on wall that this used to be an old gas station. They have in and outdoor tables. We got... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

A good basic coffee spot just a couple blocks of F street. They don't serve my fancy schmancy Americano, but the house brewed coffee was great! Tasty burritos and muffins too.

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