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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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Denver, Colorado
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138 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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66 reviews
45 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The barista was friendly and kind, and the coffee was excellent! Plenty of pleasant outdoor and indoor seating.

Thank Mary P
Centennial, Colorado
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I always like the local coffee places and order and almond milk latte with an extra shot. YUM. Coffee was very good, and I would recommend this place.

Thank Meg7623
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Cafe Dawn makes great lattes, cappuccinos, chais, etc. Their pastries and breakfast foods are above average for a coffee shop, but by no means fine breakfast dining. I am from out of town, but come to Salida fairly often and have never had anything but friendly service here. This place is great, and is clearly the heart of Salida in... More 

Thank compatidude
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the coffee. The owner is a through hiker and being a CDT Hiker it was nice to meet other hikers.

Thank Zippymorocco

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?