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College Drive Cafe

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American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian
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666 E. College Drive, Durango, CO 81301
+1 970-247-5322
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6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great breakfast place

Made the mistake my first morning of eating downtown at a place that turned out to be just an average sort of diner with your average sort of food (sub-memorable, in other words). Went to the College Drive Cafe the next morning based on the reviews. Wasn't disappointed. Had a great omelet with home... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
Housatonic, Massachusetts
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Housatonic, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Made the mistake my first morning of eating downtown at a place that turned out to be just an average sort of diner with your average sort of food (sub-memorable, in other words). Went to the College Drive Cafe the next morning based on the reviews. Wasn't disappointed. Had a great omelet with home fries and sausage.The service was friendly... More 

Thank Chico108
New Mexico
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This cafe is about 8 blocks off the main drag. Oh my, the breakfast was WONDERFUL. Tasted good, service was pleasant and quick and the coffee was exquisite. I only wish I'd known about when I first started visiting Durango years ago. Highly, highly recommend for breakfast!

Thank SparkyEstonia
London, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We heard about this cafe from our waitress at the Brew pub. It was an excellent recommendation! We tried the the bacon and sausage omelette and the breakfast burrito. Bothe were served with. Homemade biscuits. The service was fantastic and the coffee was better than Starbucks!woukd recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Durango!

Thank JenJones2000
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

One of our family favorites! We ate there this morning (Sep 26, 2015) and it was fantastic. We eat here two or three times a month. As a fly fishing guide for Animas Valley Anglers we have a lot of our fishing guests eat here. They always love it as well. It is great for a solo bite, small groups,... More 

Thank FeatherFlicker
Durango, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Food was well worth the small wait to get a table I haven't had breakfast this good anywhere but at my grandma's table!

Thank Emily W
Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Great place for breakfast a bit off the main st in Durango but worth the side trip . Crowded on weekends but worth the wait . Daily specials and huge cinnamon rolls made us wish they were open 7 days . Waitstaff is quick responsive and friendly and fun Our #1 choice in Durango for breakfast

Thank HarleyTraveler2007
Aaron S, Owner at College Drive Cafe, responded to this review

Hey, we are open seven days a week. We still have a "legacy" sign (to be replaced soon) that says closed Monday and Tuesday, but we're not. I love that we were able to make your wish come true. More 

Pine Bush, New York
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Rather than springing for an overpriced buffet breakfast inside Mesa Verde National Park, we choose head out to catch something on the way to our next destination. Since Durango would be the next large town, I checked Trip Advisor for good breakfast reviews. This place came out on top for an all-day breakfast; a link to their menu showed a... More 

Thank 2Old2DieYoung
Reidsville, North Carolina
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

A regulars hangout with wonderful locally sourced foods. We had a variety of plates including scrambles, oatmeal, sausage gravy over homemade biscuits, Eggs Benedict and omelets. All were outstanding😀

Thank Sandra G
Rhode Island
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Lovely original artwork by local artist on the walls- got a delicious pre-hike breakfast super-fast, everything cooked exactly the way I specified. Not many tables, but I went early on a weekday, seated myself, and had food on the table in a ridiculously short span of time. The server (who I think was also the owner) was sincerely friendly and... More 

Thank Geekophelia
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We went during a holiday motorcycle rally weekend. Waited about 30 minutes for a table. Worth the wait!! Small quaint but huge portions, great, friendly and helpful wait staff. Biggest breakfast menu I have ever seen with more variations of Eggs Benedict than you can imagine. Great homemade comfort with a little bit of funk. Got the Huevos Rancheros with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 666 E. College Drive, Durango, CO 81301
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-5322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?