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Cafe Dawn

203 W 1st St, Salida, CO 81201-2111
+1 719-539-5105
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (8 reviews)
“chai” (6 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hours
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
203 W 1st St, Salida, CO 81201-2111
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

When I am in town I have a cup of coffee there every day. I have never missed in the 4 years that I have lived in Salida.

Thank thomasdeyoung616
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Great Café with a welcoming feel and friendly atmosphere. Location ideal and the coffee is great! We always stop there as part of the Salida experience.

Thank Elida F
Reviewed 15 November 2017

The people working here enjoy their job and it shows. They are meticulous about their coffee presentation and it reminds me of being somewhere in Europe.

Thank George K
Reviewed 13 September 2017

They have a nice bright area and a nice place to talk with others inside or out. But bring cash no credit or debit accepted. your own cup, they are paper cup Natzis. and don't bother the baristas for much. Oh ya and no dogs...More

1  Thank Vegas T
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent coffee, perfectly executed designs and friendly staff. Very cool interior, lovely outdoor seating. A few small breakfast items on the menu.

Thank travelingtoday
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Their dark roast coffee was very good, and they give customers a free refill. Pleasant place to sit and enjoy coffee while using their wifi.

Thank NatureExplorerGal
Reviewed 26 July 2017 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 21 July 2017 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 10 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 W 1st St, Salida, CO 81201-2111
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
  • Phone Number: +1 719-539-5105
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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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