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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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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 14:00
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We went here for breakfast early one morning while staying in Durango. Heard it was good and it wasn't too bad. The variety of the breakfast menu was great. Kids had French toast and fruit face pancakes. They enjoyed every bit of it. The service was also good. They were friendly and attentive, very laid back. Was full by the... More 

Thank Saismom
San Marcos, Texas
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful spot that serves breakfast all day. Biscuits and gravy were excellent! Quaint place with friendly service.

Thank TSHix
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We had breakfast twice during our trip and both times the food was great and the staff friendly and attentive. Loved the homemade biscuits and gravy!

Thank Scott W
Liberty, Missouri
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

After camping for weeks, we were starved for good coffee. My husband and I are coffee snobs, and this place had AMAZING coffee from a Santa Fe roaster. The California eggs Benedict had homemade sauce, and the French toast was thick and tasty. Tamales with green chile New Mexico worthy. Staff very friendly. Highly recommend!

Thank justgigi73
San Antonio, Texas
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Entire family enjoyed our breakfast. My sons really liked their pancakes. Reasonably priced food and very nice waitstaff. Only downside to our experience was the 40 min wait to get inside. Not the cafe's fault, just a lot of people wanting to eat there.

Thank rwk212

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8
American, Southwestern, Cafe, 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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?