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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#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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