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College Drive Cafe

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666 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5555
+1 970-247-5322
06:30 - 14:00
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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209 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This was recommended by our motel and the breakfast was really really good. A little bit more expensive, but it is very nice furnitured and off the beaten path, so you have the feeling to really eat where the locals do. Service was extremely nice and friendly.

Thank Anja H
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166 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Friendly staff and a clean are always a good start and the food itself was great tasting and the coffee was plentiful. There were four of us, including 2 vegetarians, and nobody has difficulty finding something they liked. We had a mix of pancakes and french toast with some side orders and the bill was very reasonable.

Thank DougReid
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I don't give many wows and too frequently I'm told go to this or that place, only to be disappointed. This place did not. It is top notch, old-fashioned food cooked right. That's all I'll say.

Thank Jonathon P
Durango, Colorado
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

By far, my favorite place for breakfast! Coffee is ready and waiting when you walk in (self serve while you're waiting) Sunday mornings can get busy, the wait is SO worth it!! I always get the Cali Benedict. Our daughter gets a gluten free fruit face pancake. Service is always excellent and the servers are friendly.

Thank Nikki B
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

My family had a great breakfast here the other morning. It was a busy Friday, but the waitresses worked hard to make sure everyone was quickly fed and the coffee cup never ran dry. We all loved our food, from the eggs Benedict to the French toast. The coffee was smooth and hot and the service was very good.

Thank LLLovelady
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We happened on this small but tasty cafe a few years ago. It has become a regular breakfast stop for us now. The kids love it. Did I mention it is small? Very tiny. But with that said if there is a wait- WAIT!!! It is worth your time. Plus once you are seated the service is very good and... More 

Thank AbqMom411
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4 reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We stopped in to this tiny little diner for breakfast while heading through Durango. The service was excellent, and the food was delicious! My husband found a unique Turkey Fried Steak with Green Chili, and I had the french toast. Both were fantastic! We will be back if we're passing through Durango again.

Thank Angela P
Kansas City
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We had breakfast here on a Saturday morning. About a 30 minute wait, but the servers and hosts were moving things as fast as they could. We were HUNGRY, and the food arrived fast. Good portions, and everything was prepared to order (eggs over medium, bacon extra crispy). Despite a full house, our server took pretty good care of us,... More 

Thank JayhawkForLife
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127 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I'm Durango with family and had breakfast here today. Sign in sheet at the entrance is the procedure of they are busy...and they will be. Super fresh ingredients and unique combinations..they have an extensive menu. Coffee is sharp and fresh. Do not mistake busy and courteous for could be friendlier...they are hustling and working hard. My coffee stayed full and... More 

Thank HandsawCreek
Salt Lake City, Utah
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I dined here with my family last Saturday. The wait time was approximately 20 minutes, but they offered complimentary coffee while we waited on the benches outside. The food was amazing but the servers seemed to be stretched a bit too thin. Our waitress seemed rushed and a bit irritated at times. My husband requested some apple butter for his... More 

Thank Nicole W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 666 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5555
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-5322

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?