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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!

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/



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.

Reopening June 9th, 2021

Hello dear clients and friends: 

We have good news! 

We are reopening our cafe next Wednesday – June 9th, 2021. 

We want to thank you for your loyalty – for all the calls – texts – messages – emails asking about our business and if we were ok and needed help. You guys are amazing. 

We have been healthy and are ready to reopen following all the province’s guidelines. 

Spring – Summer Hours:

☕️Mon-Fri: 8-8 pm

☕️Sat: 10-8 pm

☕️Sun: 10-5 pm

Take out only until patios are allowed (hopefully the week of June 14th). 

Covid protocols are in place:

-Face masks are mandatory-At least 2 m

– 6 ft between clients

-5 clients max inside store at any given time.

Take out only until patios are allowed (hopefully the week of June 14th). Covid protocols are in place:-Face masks are mandatory-At least 2 m – 6 ft between clients-5 clients max inside store at any given time. We are looking forward to see you!

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Feliz Cumpleaños para Nosotros – 9th Anniversary!

Feliz Cumpleaños para nosotros! It’s hard to believe it has been 9 years since Taste of Colombia opened our doors. And even harder to believe that like so many other people, we have to celebrate this year without our friends!While the cafe remains closed for the time being please know that we are thinking about you all, so grateful for your support, and look forward to celebrating when we re-open. In the meantime stay safe and well and we will see you again soon! Scroll to see before (2012) and after (2021) pictures! #9years #Anniversary

We are still closed…

Dear clients and friends:
We wanted to let you know that the cafe will stay closed through February in the hope that Oakville can continue to lower COVID numbers. We will let you know ahead of time when we are planning to reopen.
Until then, stay safe and well. We look forward to seeing you all again soon! #covidupdate

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Temporarily Closed due to Covid-19

Hola! We hope everyone is having a happy and healthy start to 2021 and we want to express how thankful we are for all your good wishes for the New Year. 

We want to let you know that after much consideration, and seeing the rising COVID-19 numbers in Oakville and the province in general, we are making the difficult decision to close Taste of Colombia for the time being. We feel that we need to do our part to both protect our family and those of our baristas, as well as to ‘stop the spread’ of COVID-19. 

Please stay tuned as we will continue to monitor the situation and the provincial government’s guidelines and will keep you informed as to when we will be opening up again! 

Until we can meet over a coffee…stay safe, everyone.

Dec 26, 2020 Covid-19 Update

With the lockdown in the province of Ontario in effect since Dec 26, 2020 we are only open for take out.

Feel free to come in – place your order observing social distance and wearing a mask.

We adjusted our hours to serve you better: Open everyday from 10-6 pm.

We look forward to see you even if briefly. Hopefully this will help us all be safe and healthier in 2021!!!

Covid-19 Update – Seating Indoors

Covid-19 Update:
With our Town of Oakville now in control level (see below info published by the Town of Oakville) seating at our cafe is as follows:

☕️ Only 10 people max seating at the salon (room next to cafe) at any given time. First come – First served basis.

☕️ No seating in cafe area

☕️ Regular patio outside

☕️ We will continue to serve you observing all the covid-19 protocols as we have been since reopening in July 1, 2020.

We thank you for bringing your masks and for keeping your social distancing while ordering (5 clients inside the store).

Let’s work together to keep our community healthy!!!!

Source: Town of Oakville – Nov 15-2020:
Oakville moves from Yellow to Red level in response to rising COVID-19 cases.

Town facilities remain open with new health and safety measures in place for recreation facilities

Details: https://www.oakville.ca/townhall/nr-20nov13.html 

November 2020 Update (Limited seating in our Studio)

November -2020 Covid-19 Update:
With the cold weather setting in we have been seating clients of the cafe in our studio (no seating in the cafe at this time and patio is a bit colder ) so there are only a very small number of classes in El Salon this month of November:

Monday: NIA 6:15 to 7:15 pm & PILATES 7:45 to 8:45 pm

Tuesday: FLAMENCO Classes (7-8 Beginners and 8-9 Intermediate)

Wednesday:Yoga with Debbie 6-7 (This class is full – max 6 ppl per class)

Check out meetup anytime to check classes in our el salon:

You can always call – text 416-568-5707

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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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