Happy Endings Caboose Cafe

The Happy Endings Caboose Cafe is open 7 days a week, and is operating under seasonal hours during Santa Express from 10:00 a.m. to the return of the last train of the day (6:30 or 7:30 p.m.). Here you’ll find your favorite espresso coffee, delicious sweet and savory crepes, gelato, paninis and fresh baguette sandwiches. Everything is fresh and made from scratch. Check out our menu to see all that we have to offer!

Show your train tickets when ordering and receive 10% off your entire order! We bet you’re happy now!

Happy Endings Caboose Cafe
401 Water Street Blvd.
Canon City, Colorado 81212

719.276.4000

Open 7 Days a Week 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Seasonal Hours during Santa Express Departures: 10 a.m. to the return of the last Santa Express Train (6:30 or 7:30 p.m.) 

Dine on our patio or carry out to your favorite destination. Please call ahead for large catering orders.
Because everyone deserves a Happy Ending!

Happy Endings Caboose Cafe
Amazing Espresso, Crepes, Gelato & More
Located next to the Santa Fe Depot

Espresso lovers rejoice! Happy endings Caboose Cafe offers the best in smooth, Italian-style espresso!

Enjoy a delicious crepe and espresso coffee on our shaded patio, or on the platform while waiting for your Royal Gorge Route Railroad train ride, or take it to go. Happy Endings Caboose Cafe is also within walking distance from the Arkansas Riverwalk Trail and Centennial Park!

Hungry yet? Check out our Happy Endings Caboose Cafe Menu

“Because everyone deserves a Happy Ending!”

The Happy Endings Caboose Cafe has a history that predates its current use as a unique setting for espresso, sandwiches, crepes and gelato. It was originally built in 1924 as Caboose 1006 by the Mount Vernon Car Manufacturing Company for the Great Western Railway. The GW Railway, based in Loveland, Colorado, was owned by the Great Western Sugar Company of Denver. Caboose 1006 was originally built with side doors to load and unload baggage and could accommodate up to ten passengers. It was used until the 1970s for hauling passengers on freight trains.

In 1983, Al and Lynn Dunton purchased Caboose 1006 at auction after the GW Sugar Company declared bankruptcy. It was used for three years on tourist trains on the GW Railway. In 1999, Caboose 1006 was sold to the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. In 2018, a crane transported the caboose to its current location on 3rd Street between downtown Cañon City and the Arkansas River. In 2019, the Great Western Caboose 1006 was beautifully restored and converted into a distinctive cafe, where visitors and locals alike can enjoy their own “happy ending” to this railroad tale with a cup of gelato, a delicious panini, or freshly roasted espresso coffee.