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Cafe Dawn

203 W 1st St, Salida, CO 81201-2032
+1 719-539-5105
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (8 reviews)
“burrito” (12 reviews)
“dirty chai” (2 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 18:00All hours
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
203 W 1st St, Salida, CO 81201-2032
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our last morning in Salida with an appropriate send off with Cafe Dawn breakfast. Make sure to bring cash--they don't take cards.

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like inconsiderate passive aggressive baristas and cashiers who don't know what they are doing i would recommend cafe dawn. Unlike a nice shop they use pre-baked eggs and shredded cheese for sandwiches. They also take ten minutes for one single cup of drip...More

Thank Alex E
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Not a tourist joint and not a Starbucks. Excellent variety of roasts, if you don't want chronically over roasted coffee this is the place, they know what they are doing. I didn't eat but people were enjoying a variety of pastries, cakes and light meals

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 8 July 2017

How about "good morning" or "how are you today?" or "welcome to café dawn" in a genuinely cheery, friendly, welcoming tone? Instead you're greeted as if you are the biggest inconvenience of the day and a gruff "and what do you want?" WOW! Really? What...More

Thank sahshisjj
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Really friendly proprietors. Good coffee. Poetry nights. Good bulletin board. Limited eats - bagels and wrapped cookies. Local artists.

Thank doclynn
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Stopped in after lunch for a nice latte. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and made a wonderful couple of cups for us at a reasonable price.

Thank FourByFour1992
Reviewed 6 July 2017

You have to meet Phillip. He's the owner and the barrista extraordinaire and he will make you a cup of coffee that will have you coming back again and again. On the evening of the 4th of July fireworks, we met Phillip and stayed at...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Great place to grab a cuppa and some grub. Relaxing and friendly location, without being a snore-fest. They use bhakti chai from boulder, so it is a nice spicy chai instead of some of the overly-sweet powdered versions that most places use.

Thank Runningonadream
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Jonah made us the best dirty chai we'll had! Spent a pleasant hour chilling here on Father's Day, playing Scrabble, enjoying the music and the art.

Thank LynnS_Boulder
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Comfortable atmosphere for casual and lively conversation over coffee or tea, and tasty Quiches too.

Thank Judy S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
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
  • E-mail
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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