Taste of Colombia – Fair Trade Coffee & Gift Shop

Taste of Colombia

“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!

Thank you for all the support we have received during the covid-19 crisis. We reopened our cafe on Canada Day (July 1st-2020) after being closed since March 17.

Temporary Hours as of

July 1st, 2020:

Monday – Saturday 10 am to 8 p.m.

Sunday 10 am to 5 pm


For more details about our regular weekly events at El Salon please visit:


  1. All classes (Yoga / Dance / Wellness) held in our El Salon – our events room (Unit #3): https://www.meetup.com/LakesideYoga_in_Oakville/events/
  2. Spanish Conversation Club: https://www.meetup.com/Club-de-Conversacion-en-Espanol-Spanish-Conversation-Club/
  3. Salsa Night: https://www.meetup.com/Salsa-Night-Noche-de-Salsa/


Please follow us on Twitter & Facebook. If you have been to our place and would like to leave us a review, please do so here: Yelp or Urban Spoon

See our listing with HEN (Halton Environmental Network)

or on Trip Advisor




67 Bronte Road, Units #2 & #3

Oakville, Ontario, L6L 3B7 Canada

Phone: 289-837-3021 Cell 416-568-5707

Map here

FREE Parking on the street or behind our units all the time; if parked behind the units you may use back entrance!

We are located on Bronte Road south of Lakeshore. The entrance to the parking lot is on Marine Drive.



Our beautiful cafe (Unit #2) and “EL SALON” events room – (Unit #3)  are both available for corporate and private events.

Thanksgiving 2020

#Closed #Monday #LongWeekend

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

We give thanks to all the clients, suppliers, staff members, business partners that have worked so hard so that our small business stays afloat during these trying times.

More than ever – we are grateful for all the subsidies and help put in place by the local and federal government. Our local BIA and neighboring businesses that keep helping us. We wish you a quiet day by the fire and a warm drink in your hands. Stay happy – stay safe.

Please note our long weekend hours:

☕️Saturday – Oct 10, 2020: 10-8 pm

☕️Sunday – Oct 11, 2020: 10-5 pm

☕️Monday – Oct 12, 2020: CLOSED

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Long Weekend Hours

Happy September everyone! We really hope that it will be a good month for us all. We wish all the students a happy return to school and to University classes either online or physical. We wish parents and teachers a healthy and safe journey back to classes. To prepare ourselves to send our own kiddos to school, we are closing our cafe on Monday – September 7.

These are our Long Weekend Hours:
Saturday: 10-8
Sunday: 10-5
Monday: CLOSEDEdit

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#KindnessMarathon: Amigos – Friends of Taste of Colombia Event – July 25, 2020

#FeelingBlessed #Grateful #Agradecimiento

About a month ago – instructors, dancers and friends of our cafe & studio, came together to organize the #FriendsofTasteofColombia event under the leadership of Cesar Gonzalez.

It later became the #kindnessmarathon.
The result was an incredible event filled with love, joy, friendship, generosity and community building in a time when we all need it because of covid-19.

Classes streamed smoothly all day, with Instructors teaching and a pair of tech support team behind the cameras, all day.
Friends and clients came to the cafe to cheer and drop their donations in person throughout the day.

Donations poured in from generous online participants & friends who had access to the classes via Zoom, Facebook and Instagram simultaneously. Even today- the day after- more donations were received.
The amount collected is going towards our rent while the business was closed with zero revenue for 3-1/2 months. I am beyond grateful.

My heart is filled with gratitude for the kind gesture – for reminding me that what I do with my team of business partners and staff members has an impact and it makes a difference in your life.
Together, we will continue to make Taste of Colombia a safe and happy place for all to enjoy!

• Mindfulness & Meditation by #Yogafymylife – Namaste mi bella Monica Stephan – my guru.
• Zumba Class by Luisa Donoso-Mayhew , Saelmy Castilla & Monica Benedetti Beautiful and talented Zumba, Pilates & Yogadanza Instructors. #movewithsaelmy #zumbapassion #dancewithmonica
• Stretching and Meditation class by Michelle Labrosse – holistic nutritionist – personal trainer and one of the most gentle souls I know. #eyelovebalance
•Latin Dance for Kids by Yized Amaya one of the most energetic and talented dancer & instructor.
• Salsa Performance by the dynamic duo of Audrey Yip and Cesar Gonzalez. Pure passion on the dance floor. Saborlatinodancecanada
•Cha Cha Cha class by the one and only Jean-Guy Bernard amazing Latin Ballroom instructor and competitive dancer.
• Bachata Class by Audrey Yip – such fun, easy going dancer and instructor. Artista!
•Cali Style Colombian Salsa by none other than Dj Gio Salsa Giovanni Torres – a master of his craft – dancer, instructor and DJ.
• Cuban #Salsaton by the most fun and fluid dancer and instructor Yordan GM.
• The amazing Efren Castillo was our Dj during our party segment playing the best music for all.
• Lights – Cameras – Set up and Tech Support by Jonathan Craig from #mobbmedia – dedicated so much of his time and energy to make sure we looked so professional.
• Social Media tech support team: Diana Hakki & Leon Mattie, our amazing long time friends and dancers.
Thank you!!! Gracias!!!! Yury

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Marathon of ONLINE Classes – July 25, 2020

#AmigosdeTasteofColombia #FriendsofTasteofColombia #Grateful #Blessed #HelpingSmallBusiness

We are so grateful to learn that our Instructors have put together an amazing day filled with awesome online classes to raise funds to help us during these difficult times.
This is a very kind and heartwarming gesture and we are so touched by it!

We invite you to browse the schedule for this whole day event and see if there is a class that you would like to take part of. #Meditation #Mindfulness #Zumba #Stretching #LatinKidsDance #YogaDanza #ChaChaCha #Bachata #SalsaPerformance #Salsaton #DanceParty

Any voluntary contributions can be sent via e-transfer to info@tasteofcolombia.ca – Thank you!!!! Gracias!!!!!

Questions? Please call – text Yury at 416-568-5707 or email info@tasteofcolombia.ca

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Bistro Bar Menu


Add a little Spanish to your coffee!

Add a shot of Baileys – Kahlua – Kavi Wolfhead Coffee Whisky
#SpanishCoffee or #Carajillo made with Licor 43 #Vino Red – White or Coffee Infused#Cerveza (Gluten-Free option available) #HardCoffee
Available noon til closing daily.

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Reopening July 1, 2020

#InventoryDays We have been closed since March 17 due to #Covid-19. All events have been cancelled to protect clients and staff.

We are doing everything we can to be able to reopen (hopefully July 1st – 2020).

We are very grateful for all your kind wishes for our business – staff and owners.

We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!!!!

Stay well everyone.


Please call – text us at 416-568-5707 or email info@tasteofcolombia.ca

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Covid-19 Update – Road to Reopening


#covid19 update: While we wait to be able to reopen our small business to the public again we are taking the time to clean – paint – replace damaged by the winter floors – rethink our seating area in a rather small space – think how we are going to protect both staff and clients – update policies – rethink ideas and ways to do things efficiently.

We miss you, our conversations, our amazing instructors who run all kinds of classes in our studio, all the yogis, members of our Spanish club – Flamenco dancers and Salsa dancers!!!!! We are lucky to have clients who are waiting for us to open. ☕️🙏!

We continue to wait for the right conditions to reopen and are grateful for the help received so far for our employees. Hoping that the Town of Oakville will allow for more outdoors space this summer to enable social distancing. Town of Oakville Bronte Village BIA Oakville Pam Damoff Halton Region

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