“TASTE OF COLOMBIA” Fair Trade Coffee & Gift Shop has been created to be the first store for Fair Trade Colombia – our parent organization. It is the first green and fair trade coffee & gift shop operating in Oakville, Ontario (Canada) offering a wide array of Fair Trade Coffees, Teas, Colombian Snacks and Fair Trade products in a fun and lively environment! TASTE OF COLOMBIA wants you to taste the best of Colombia through its food, music and products!
Regular hours updated on Nov 2, 2019:
Monday – Thursday 8 am to 9 p.m.
Friday 8 am to 10 pm (Latin Nights 7-10 pm)
Saturdays 10 am to 11 pm (Salsa Nights 6-11 pm)
Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
For more details about our regular weekly events at El Salon please visit:
We want to share this lovely video made by Sheridan College Journalism students: Alyssa Kaoukis and Ross Cadranel on March 23, 2019. They put together this video for one of their assignments two weeks ago and we are thrilled! Great job guys!!!!!! Thank you for choosing #SalsaNight as the subject if your reporting. See the video in the link below! https://youtu.be/HKSmrtLSDgY
Everybody is welcome to join our Salsa Nights! for more info visit our meetup group:
CANADA DAY LONG WEEKEND HOURS for the 2019 Weekend:
Friday – June 28: 8 to 10 pm (Latin Dance w/ Cesar 8-10 pm)
Saturday – June 29: 10- 11 pm (Salsa Night with Giovanni Torres Dj Gio Salsa) who is bringing TeleLatino TV to film a segment of Salsa Night as part of the promotion for Salsa on St. Clair. Prepare to be on camera!
Sunday – June 30: 10-5 pm (usual Sunday hours)
Monday – July 1st (Canada Day!) 10 – 11 pm – as the main cafe in the area – our baristas will be ready to serve you on this busy day! El Salon opened to salsa dancers 5-10 for dancing!
Tuesday – July 2nd – CLOSED (to give us a chance to recoup!)
**Please note that we are a #familyfriendly cafe and we do not mind at all if you use our facilities (bathrooms) especially if you are in the area with children. We just ask that you leave them cleaner than what you found them!!!!**
Hola everyone! We have some exciting news to share! Introducing Taste of Colombia ‘After Dark’. Starting this week we’ll be offering a selection of coffee infused alcoholic beverages for you to enjoy in the evenings. We’ve sourced out wines, beers, and spirits that blend beautiful coffee with your favourite ‘After Dark’ drinks. And of course we’ll be making traditional Spanish Coffees as well- starting with our version of ‘Carajillo’, originally a Spanish drink but also very popular in Colombia and other South American countries.
We’ll be rolling out these new products in the coming weeks and invite you to, as always, come in for a taste and let us know if there are other drinks you’d like to see us offering. Looking forward to seeing you at the cafe…after dark!
Help support team “Taste of Colombia” by pledging / donating whatever you can to the Sashbear Walk 2019. You may also support the team by registering for the walk if you are available on Sunday – May 26.
We host this wonderful organization in our community -event’s room so they can deliver their 12 week “Family Connections” Program to families in need of support as they often are in crisis mode.
Organizations like #Sashbear one are making a difference in our communities and we are very proud to support it.
How can a business be / apply the concept of Fair Trade (comercio justo) to music and musicians? In our cafe we benefit daily from the awesome music we play as the background music (latin / salsa / merengue / rumba / Spanish pop /flamenco and more).
Our salsa night requires the most awesome Salsa / Cha Cha Cha / Bachata ever created.
This is how:
Show respect for the music you love by supporting the artists that create it. Pay for their work as you would for another service or equipment.
1. Always buy a vynil / cd / dvd and if online we encourage you to pay for a service that pays royalties to musicians (we buy music in iTunes if we don’t own already own it).
2. If using music for business – pay your yearly fees to your local association (in Canada we pay SOCAN).
If you know another way – please share it with us! Gracias, Taste of Colombia / Fair Trade Colombia