The College Drive Cafe is a true home-town establishment. Like many buildings in Durango, they have a long history and through time, developed their own unique character and story. The original building that houses The College Drive Cafe was built in 1939 and was originally a diesel engine service station and gas station.
At the time, it was the only place to service a diesel engine in the Four Corners area. Because the location had a lot of potential, in 1969 it was remodeled, the kitchen was added and became the Times Square Dinner Theater. Soon after this, the building was sold and renamed the Abbey Theater. In the 1970’s the restaurant was renamed the Saturn Sandwich Shop. Several years later the business changed hands again and became The Meeting Place, serving breakfast all day. The Meeting Place was sold in the 1990’s and was renamed the College Drive Cafe.
The current working-owners, Aaron Seitz and Leah Evers, purchased the College Drive Cafe in 2011. Today Aaron and Leah work along side the Cafe’s shining staff, and pride themselves on the healthy and hearty Southwest style breakfast and lunch entrees they serve.
Come on by The College Drive Cafe for some food, some coffee and some true Durango flavor!
And check out our Menu!