Cafe dawn offers a delicious cup of coffee, great service and a wonderful view. We are dedicated to consistently serving high-quality organic coffee. Established in 2008, cafe dawn was voted Best Coffee Shop by the community in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015!!!
Additionally, cafe dawn serves fresh-daily, locally-made baked goods and breakfast items. Located on the corner of G and 1st, our patio is perfect for relaxing in the sun and watching the active lifestyle of Salida. If you need to connect, Wi-Fi is available.
Owners Dawn Heigele and Phillip Benningfield have over 40 years of combined experience in the service industry. Dawn has a Bachelor of Science in Restaurant Administration from Missouri State University. She gained management experience in corporate restaurants such as Ruby Tuesday and Applebee’s. Phillip has been in a relationship with making coffee for over 15 years. His passion for coffee inspired him to write a book about the coffee culture called The Dark Roast. In 2010, 2012 and 2015 Phillip was voted Salida’s Best Barista.
In addition to running the coffee shop, Dawn and Phillip offer coffee shop consulting. Benningfield and Heigele Consulting aid coffee shop owners with proper drink preparation, service and coffee shop start up.