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American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed September 16, 2022 via mobile

Quick service. Great breakfast and much better than typical coffee. The pancake was big and tasty too. Eggs were done exactly as we like them.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Aaron S, Owner at College Drive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2022

Thank you!

Reviewed August 15, 2022

Great food. We were there on a Sunday morning, so it was understandably busy. We still didn't wait any longer than estimated, and the service was quick. If you're looking for a high end restaurant with doting servers, this isn't for you. If you're looking...for really good food, staff that's working hard despite the known issues with service industry employment, and a low key location, eat here! We weren't particularly excited about Durango, but it was on the way of a last minute decision to visit Mesa Verde on a trip, and this made up for the rest of the experience.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Aaron S, Owner at College Drive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2022

You have warmed my heart, I'll be making sure all of our employees read your review. I hope you had an excellent time at Mesa Verde!

Reviewed July 25, 2022 via mobile

Great food and service. The employees are friendly and helpful. We come here every time we come to Durango. With is twice a year to visit our daughter. It's our favorite breakfast in Durango.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022

The food sucks and the coffee is even worse Bitter crap water The waitress wasn't much better either

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 9, 2022

After being ignored by the waitress for 15 minutes from when we were seated, we politely asked if we could order and got the passive aggressive treatment the rest of our visit - splashed coffee in face, rudely throwing our plates down if front of...us, cutting remarks. I'm a local and won't be returning.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed November 8, 2021 via mobile

We had breakfast at the College Drive Cafe three times during our week in Durango. Extremely clean little restaurant with friendly, efficient service and delicious food! Best breakfasts of our trip!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 20, 2021 via mobile

This place is amazing. Authentic and tasty food. Super friendly and welcoming staff. Ate here twice on my trip. Very memorable Huevos ranchos!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 5, 2021 via mobile

Small family owned restaurant, had to Wait about 25 mins, but worth it. Had the red and green omelette. It was delicious! All the food was great

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 25, 2021

I thought I could easily get a table at this cafe, since is located a half mile outside of city center. However, this cafe has such a reputation that guests go that far. There was a 25 minute wait for a table. It was a...loud hopping locale. I had the breakfast burrito, which was far too much food, but was tasty. The coffee was delicious.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 23, 2021 via mobile

This was a nice little breakfast spot that I wished we had visited more than once during our stay in Durango. The food was very good.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 6, 2021

We’ve visited Durango a number of times in the past and had our food itinerary set. Due to COVID restrictions, this had changed in May, 2021. However, we were fortunate in locating College Drive Cafe where we experienced a delicious breakfast and wonderful service. There’s...no doubt we’ll be back to this jewel of a restaurant on future visits. We highly recommend it!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed October 11, 2020

This was hard to rate based on the COVID environment so maybe our rating would change in the future. Restaurant is doing their best to reduce chances of COVID spread with outdoor seating and mask requirements. Popular place so there are extended wait times. It's...not obvious if there is an option to call and make a reservation as people would show up and get seated. My guess is people show up in person, provide a number, and are called when their table is ready. Be prepared for 45 to 60 minute wait. Once we were seated the food came out within 20 minutes. Food was good overall there but a few people in our 4 person party had cold scrambled eggs and cold side of chorizo. Waitress replaced the chorizo and offered on the eggs as well but the eggs were mostly gone. Would try again in the future if thing return to before COVID conditions.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 12, 2020 via mobile

We visited during that freak cold front & temps were in the 40's. Yet they insisted they could not close their doors due to Covid! 🤤 Its funny we went to a restaurant for every single meal whilw in Durango and no others had the...doors wide open. Waitress couldnt manage our food order AND take an order for water... sais she wanted to remember our food and not let us get out of hand by asking for water. 😲 Whaaaat? Guess she never heard of pencil & paper. Then later I wanted salsa and got her attention.... she told me "Just a minute, I'm with someone". We were not made to feel welcome. We felt like our presence was a nuisance to them. But we remained polite & marked it up to Coloradian rudeness. Food was ok. Pics are doors wide open....More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 26, 2020

The first time we went to College Drive Cafe was on the weekend so we had a 30-40 min. wait but it was worth it. So much so that we went again a couple days later and during the week, there was no wait early...in the morning. The food was unique, fresh and delicious. After ordering food came out quickly. Our waitress, Whitney, was so friendly and helpful. When we return, this is definitely high on our list to revisit. My husband loved the breakfast burrito, the gluten free pancake was delicious and the homemade hot sauce was perfect.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 23, 2020 via mobile

I wasn't impressed with the food and staff here. The wait was long even though there clearly were empty tables. For the money I'd go somewhere else.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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aaronsJ3843LI, Owner at College Drive Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2020

We are mandated by the state not to let customers congregate in front of the cafe. We have to call each customer when their table is ready. This, along with the other new regulations were abiding by cause our speed of service to slow down....More

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College Drive Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4