We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Menu

OMELETTES
Omelettes Are Served With Home Fries And Choice Of Whole Wheat, Rye Or Sourdough Toast, English Muffin, Plain Bagel, Biscuit Or Tortillas. Omelettes May Be Topped With Green Chili, Red Chili, Sausage Gravy Or Hollandaise For $1.00, Egg Whites Available For An Additional $1.00.
Three Cheese
stuffed with grated monterey jack and cheddar cheese, topped with cotija cheese.
USD 8.95
Red And Green
stuffed with onions, green chiles and cheddar cheese. topped with our homemade red chili and cotija cheese. ay caramba!
USD 8.95
Mexican
Sunnyside Meats chorizo (a spicy Mexican sausage), cheddar cheese and sour cream. Topped with Cotija cheese.
USD 9.5
Texas
Chile con carne and grated cheddar cheese.
USD 9.5
Sausage and Bacon
Sunnyside Meats pork sausage, bacon, and grated Monterey Jack cheese.
USD 8.95
Denver
diced ham, onion, and red bell pepper. grated cheddar inside, and also on top.
USD 9.5
Doc Wards Favorite
diced white-meat chicken, zucchini, mushrooms and grated monterey jack cheese.
USD 8.95
Whole Earth
fresh broccoli, zucchini, shredded carrots, mushrooms, and monterey jack cheese.
USD 9.25
Southwest
filled with diced ham, diced green chili and sour cream. cheddar cheese on top.
USD 9.25
Alaskan
shrimp and crab are folded inside with grated monterey jack cheese, then topped with cotija cheese.
USD 10.25
EGGLESS DISHES
Veggie Burrito
a flour tortilla filled with beans, broccoli, zucchini, red bell peppers, fresh spinach, onion, carrots and mushrooms. topped with your choice of sauce: green chili, red chili, or sausage gravy. garnished with lettuce, tomato, jack and cotija cheese. served with home fries.
USD 8.95
Super Spuds
home fries topped with grilled onion, mushrooms, red bell peppers, zucchini, shredded carrots and broccoli, topped with your choice of sauce: chile verde, red chili, or sausage gravy, and jack cheese. served with toast.
USD 8.75
Smothered Burrito
A flour tortilla filled with beans and diced white meat chicken or Sunnyside Meat's chorizo, topped with cheddar cheese, lettuce, diced tomato, cotija cheese, and your choice of sauce: green chili, red chili, sausage gravy, or hollandaise. Served with home fries.
USD 8.95
Leah's Hippy Hash
Fresh spinach topped with shredded chicke, sauteed onion, mushroom, red bell peppers, zucchini, shredded carrots and broccoli, topped with coconut curry sauce and avocado.
USD 9.25
DOWN HOME CLASSIC BREAKFAST
Served With Home Fries And Choice Of Whole Wheat, Rye Or Sough Dough Toast, English Muffin, Plain Bagel, Biscuit Or Tortillas. Egg Whites Available For An Additional $1.00.
One Egg Breakfast
With Choice Of Meat USD 7.95
USD 5.5
Two Egg Breakfast
With Choice Of Meat USD 8.5
USD 5.95
BENEDICTS
Served With Home Fries.
Traditional Eggs Benedict
open-faced, toasted english muffin, topped with grilled ham, two over-medium eggs and hollandaise sauce.
USD 8.75
Anasazi Benedict
open-faced, toasted english muffin with grilled ham, two over-medium eggs, green chilies and hollandaise sauce.
USD 8.95
Country Benedict
open-faced, toasted english muffin, topped with grilled ham, two over-medium eggs, sausage gravy and monterey jack cheese.
USD 8.95
Southwest Benedict
open-faced, toasted english muffin, two over-medium eggs topped with chorizo, green chili sauce and monterey jack cheese.
USD 8.75
Mexican Benedict
open-faced, toasted english muffin, topped with two over-medium eggs, red chili sauce, avocado, and grated cheddar cheese.
USD 8.75
Seafood Benedict
open-faced, toasted english muffin with two over- medium eggs, topped with shrimp, crab and hollandaise sauce.
USD 9.95
California Benedict
open-faced, toasted english muffin, topped with sliced tomato, two over-medium eggs, sliced avocado and hollandaise sauce.
USD 8.95
St.Patrick's Benedict
Open faced english muffin, topped with fresh spinach, corned beef, two over medium eggs and hollendaise sauce.
USD 8.75
Curry Benedict
Open-faced, toasted English muffin topped with tomato and two over medium eggs. Topped with coconut curry sauce and sliced avocado.
USD 8.95
SCRAMBLES
Served With Home Fries And Choice Of Whole Wheat, Rye Or Sough Dough Toast, English Muffin, Plain Bagel, Biscuit Or Tortillas. Egg Whites Available For An Additional $1.00.
American
diced ham scrambled with two eggs, topped with grated cheddar cheese.
USD 9.25
Durango
broccoli, zucchini, and mushrooms scrambled with two eggs, topped with grated monterey jack cheese.
USD 8.95
Colorado
ham, red bell pepper, and onion scrambled with two eggs, topped with grated cheddar cheese.
USD 9.5
Chorizo Scramble
spicy mexican pork sausage scrambled with two eggs. topped with cheddar and cotija cheese.
USD 9.25
F.L.C.
diced white-meat chicken, tomato, and mushrooms scrambled with two eggs, topped with grated monterey jack cheese.
USD 9.75
Spanish
green chilies and onions scrambled with two eggs, topped with red chili, and grated cheddar and cotija cheese.
USD 8.95
Vallecito
bay shrimp and crab scrambled with two eggs, topped with grated monterey jack and cotija cheese.
USD 10.25
Nearly Larry's
Bacon, mushrooms and fresh spinach topped with cheddar.
USD 9.75
Murphy
Fresh spinach and tomatoes scrambled with two eggs, topped with two eggs, topped with cheddar cheese and sliced avocado.
USD 9.25
CoCo Scramble
Chicken, zucchini and broccoli with two scrambled eggs, topped with coconut curry.
USD 9.75
BREAKFAST FAVORITES
Breakfast Burrito
two scrambled eggs and beans wrapped in a flour tortilla. smothered with your choice of sauce (green chili, red chili, sausage gravy, or hollandaise), topped with grated monterey jack cheese. served with home fries.
USD 7.95
B.F.D. (Big Fat Deal)
our breakfast burrito with one of the following items: avocado, broccoli, mushrooms, diced tomato, chicken, chorizo, ham, bacon, or sausage. smothered with your choice of green chili, red chili, sausage gravy, or hollandaise. topped with monterey jack cheese. served with home fries.
USD 8.75
Turkey Fried Steak
two eggs any style served with a breaded, grilled turkey steak. topped with your choice of sauce: (green chili, red chili, sausage gravy, or hollandaise) and monterey jack cheese. served with home fries and choice of bread.
USD 9.75
Biscuits And Gravy
two eggs any style, with biscuits and pork sausage gravy.
USD 7.5
B-eggel Breakfast Sandwich
a toasted plain bagel, one fried egg, melted cheddar cheese and your choice of one ingredient: avocado, tomato, ham, bacon, or sausage. served with home fries.
USD 7.95
Extra Items (each) USD 1.25
Tamales
two green chili chicken or green chili cheese tamales, topped with green chili, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and cotija cheese. served with two eggs any style and beans topped with monterey jack cheese.
USD 9.75
Stacked Huevos
two over-medium eggs and beans stacked between corn or flour tortillas. smothered with red or green chili, topped with cheddar and cotija cheese, lettuce and tomato. served with home fries.
Add Avocado, Chorizo, Chicken USD 9.95
USD 8.75
PANCAKES AND FRENCH TOAST
Pure Maple Syrup $2.00.
Plain
One Cake USD 4.25
Two Cake USD 5.5
Blueberry
One Cake USD 4.75
Two Cake USD 6
Gluten Free
One Cake USD 4.75
Two Cake USD 6
French Toast
thick sliced french bread dipped in batter and grilled to perfection, sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon.
Two Slices USD 4.25
Three Slices USD 5.75
Pancake Breakfast
One buttermilk pancake served with two eggs, bacon, ham, chorizo or sausage.
USD 9.75
French Toast Breakfast
Two slices of French toast served with two eggs and bacon, ham, chorizo or sausage.
USD 9.75
CEREALS AND YOGURT
Oatmeal Or Granola
with milk.
USD 4.75
With Banana Or Blueberries USD 5.75
Bowl Of Vanilla Yogurt
With Banana Or Blueberries USD 5.25
USD 4.25
LUNCH - SOUP AND SALAD
Homemade Soup
better than mom used to make! ask your server for todays choice. served with toasted french bread and butter.
Cup USD 3.75
Bowl USD 6.25
House Salad
baby greens with mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, broccoli, tomato, jack cheese and sunflower seeds. served with toasted french bread and choice of dressing: green chili ranch, bleu cheese, zesty italian parmesan, or oil & vinegar. add extra toppings: chicken, turkey, ham, or avocado.
USD 7.75
Extra Toppings For (each) USD 1.25
LUNCH - MAIN
No Lunch Served On Sunday. All Sandwiches Are Served With Your Choice Of Sun Chips, Cottage Cheese Or Salad.
Turkado
grilled turkey with fresh, sliced avocado and melted jack cheese, served on grilled whole wheat bread with onion and tomato.
USD 9
Turkey Bacon Swiss
roasted turkey with bacon and melted Swiss cheese, served on grilled whole wheat bread with onion, tomato and lettuce.
USD 9
Smothered Burrito
flour tortilla stuffed with beans and diced white-meat chicken or Sunnyside meat's chorizo, topped with cheddar cheese, lettuce, diced tomato, cotija cheese, and your choice of sauce: green chili, red chili, sausage gravy, or hollandaise.
USD 9
Vegetable Patch Sandwich
tomato, grated carrots, zucchini, avocado, jack cheese, lettuce and sunflower seeds, served on kaiser roll.
USD 8
Grilled Cheese
four different cheeses. cheddar, jack, swiss and cotija between 2 pieces of whole wheat bread.
USD 7
Add Avocado Or Tomato For, Extra USD 1
Classic Reuben
Corned beef or turkey, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing and melted Swiss on grilled rye bread.
USD 9
B.L.T.
Bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonaisse on toasted whole wheat bread.
USD 8.5
Warman Melt
Corned Beef, fresh spinach and melted cheddar cheese on grilled whole wheat bread.
USD 8.5
Albuquerque Turkey
Roasted turkey, green chilies, tomatoes, Monterey Jack cheese and mayonaisse on grilled sourdough bread.
USD 8.5
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Southwestern, Cafe
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (228)
Filter reviews
224 results
Traveler rating
151
57
11
4
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
151
57
11
4
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews pancakes french toast home fries smothered burrito potatoes red chilli awesome breakfast small place best breakfast in town worth the wait great coffee mesa verde food is excellent service was great main street benedict hollandaise
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed April 23, 2020

This has been one of our go-to restaurants for breakfast in Durango for many years. The service is friendly and prompt and the food is always fresh, hot and delicious. There are some great Benedicts, scrambles and omelettes offered.

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
aaronsJ3843LI, Owner at College Drive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2020

Thank you very much! We're looking forward to getting back after it!

Reviewed January 8, 2020

Food is excellent. Service attentive and friendly. Breakfast is so good you can expect a wait to get seated. But so worth it. Have only had breakfast but imagine lunch is just as yummy.

Date of visit: October 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed January 2, 2020

We enjoyed a tasty breakfast at this quaint cafe. 12 tables tucked in this cute restaurant. Their special looked amazing. We enjoyed Hippie Hash, French toast, biscuits and a breakfast combo for our family of four. Reasonable prices, great, friendly waitstaff and a hometown feel....More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

Had the best experience here! Service was AMAZING, the food was excellent and the place is very cute!

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

The french toast was so delicious! My husband loved his french fries! Everything was so amazing will definitely come back!

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed November 29, 2019 via mobile

My daughter and I were headed back home and spent the night in Durango. We had breakfast at the College Drive Diner and enjoyed the benedict and bagel sandwich. The staff was really friendly. Would stop next time in Durango. Love places that aren’t chains.

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed November 17, 2019

Quality food, friendly service, cute casual place. The red chili is outstanding. The homemade biscuits are so good. Mmmmm!

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed November 15, 2019 via mobile

Had the green chilli burrito with home fries and it was awesome!! Would eat there 4 or 5 mornings a week if in my town..super nice folks, neat converted dwelling. Get there early or will wait.

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed November 5, 2019

I had the Eggs Benedict and it was a delight. My daughter had some eggs, gravy, and sausage... when asked about the food... "it's great dad, now let me eat!" Lines are about 25 minutes but you can self serve your coffee and chat so...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed November 5, 2019

Place is very cool .. service is very good along with excellent food .. high quality .. very good experience

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
The Rochester Hotel and Leland House
566 reviews
.38 miles away
Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn
1,090 reviews
.40 miles away
Durango Lodge
297 reviews
.40 miles away
Strater Hotel
1,304 reviews
.46 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Michel's Corner Crepes
397 reviews
.44 miles away
Ore House
969 reviews
.41 miles away
Steamworks Brewing Co
2,158 reviews
.43 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum
5,414 reviews
.46 miles away
Four Leaves Winery
83 reviews
.45 miles away
Scenic Aperture Gallery
20 reviews
.44 miles away
Durango Antique Market
10 reviews
.45 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from College Drive Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing