“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:
Hola! Happy Autumn! Indoor seating now available in El Salon 10am-5pm daily. Small classes resuming in the evenings. Check FB and IG for updates. Our patio will continue to be outside to make the most of sunny days until November. Stay safe everyone!!!
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
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
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 email@example.com – Thank you!!!! Gracias!!!!!
Questions? Please call – text Yury at 416-568-5707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
#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. ☕️🙏!
As we navigate this covid-19 crisis and prepare to reopen our business when it is safe both for clients and employees – we are taking this time to reflect on the things we have done well & certainly all the mistakes during the last 8 years of operation. It has been a great learning experience.
☕️ We want to thank you for the emails – texts – calls offering ideas and support to make sure our business return after being closed because of #covid19. It has meant a lot to us. It tells us we have created a strong business.
☕️ We want to ask you – what is it that you miss the most?
☕️ How can we serve you better?
Feel free to post comments here or drop us a line at email@example.com – You may also call or text 416-5685707. Thank you!!! 🙏 Gracias!!!