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Cafe Dawn

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203 W 1st St, Salida, CO 81201-2032
+1 719-539-5105
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Coffee drinks good enough. Had bagel egg sandwich which was boring and plain. Owners demeanor with customers (me) was off putting. Don't accept credit/debit cards and is cash only which is a little antiquated/annoying. Will find another coffee joint in the future.

Thank Bruce S
Sutherland, Nebraska
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee refill and made a little joke about the $2.10 price and got a bad attitude from the girl, wont ever go back there again.

Thank kwtrukin
Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for two espressos over ice and they looked at me like I had two heads. Not thrilled with the price of $9.00 +. Then coffee really was bitter. Will not return.

Thank Dano L
Denver, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

The thing I like most about Cafe Dawn is how comfortable it is. I've visited twice: once to have some coffee while catching up on my email; the second time, to get something cold to drink after a hot, dusty hike. Their coffee and drinks are fine although there are other places I prefer. I really come because it's such... More 

Thank Judy M
Denver, Colorado
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137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This former filling station has become a local favorite. Great coffee and delicious baked goods in a pleasant indoor/outdoor setting make it a must do. It's on the Northwest side of the downtown shops so it's a great break to sit and caffeinate before continuing on! Don't miss it!

Thank ParkhillDad
new hampshire
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75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

A bit off the beaten path, Cafe Dawn provided a cute and quaint atmosphere and delicious drinks and snacks. Their chai was tasty and they even offer a dirty chai. I would highly recommend making your way to cafe dawn, but don't forget cash! They don't take card.

Thank romarathon
Salida, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Plain and simple. Or not if you want fancy. They have it all and it's our favorite place to wake ourselves up and pick a tasty Nosh to accompany our beverage. Evening events include local wines and beer, a great casual place to meet with friends any time of day !!!

Thank Medley S
Aarhus, Denmark
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Cafe Dawn is a charming place, relaxed with a really nice atmosphere to it, a charming place with helpful and lovely staff. The coffee was really good too.

Thank Katrina W
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

First place we ever ate in Salida. Greeted by 2 really great guys. The food was unique and really good. Fun to sit outside and watch it all happen.

Thank WinLPark
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The coffee is very good here, and they offer a little glass with soda water for your espresso like in Latin America. They are truly professional coffee makers. The ambience is also to good to work in and enjoy the drinks. Their sandwiches are not bad either. There is a guy who works there with short hair and a stubble... More 

Thank bethany p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 W 1st St, Salida, CO 81201-2032
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
  • Phone Number: +1 719-539-5105
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?