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Cafe Dawn

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203 West 1st Street, Salida, CO
+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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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 6 days ago NEW

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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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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32 reviews
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
Conifer, Colorado
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109 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This place is hoot, a local hangout for residents (our host) who come and go by bike, hike and auto. And they do a GREAT Thai Chai latte! They offer baked goods and burritos as well. Two of ordered the Chorizo Burrito, and while tasty, it was a bit dry. Service is walk up order, but service delivery except for... More 

Thank CO2girl
Salida, Colorado
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The outdoor seating is worth paying for although it comes free with the coffee. Locals are known to spend the morning sipping the freshest ground coffee all day and then drinking beers for happy hour during the weekdays after 4:30 pm. The service is always friendly and inspiring, however if your in a rush you might need to chill out... More 

Thank SalidaSurfer
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

I'm Always impressed with the friendly service and the absolutely gorgeous coffees . Not only are the coffees beautiful to look at but they taste super. There are some baked goods and breakfast burritos as well. The interior is comfortable and has interesting art to look at.

Thank Lisa M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I stop here every time I come through town. Cash/check only. Always good people and great service. Easy to access, although parking is a bit weird.

Thank 776lyndaw

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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 West 1st Street, Salida, CO
  • 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?