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Cafe Bonsai

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Calle 13 #1-07 | by the beach, Taganga, Colombia
+57 5 4219495
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08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Ireland
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had breakfast both mornings while here. Lovely dutch guy served us both days and able to give good information on taganga. Delicious fresh produce and coffee. Big thumbs up!

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Thank mo1982
Barranquilla, Colombia
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome small cafe close to the water in Tagonga. The Grand Bonsai Breakfast was a fantastic way to start the day. Delicious and the perfect size. We will definitely return during our three day stay here.

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Thank Rob F
Lima, Peru
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a real treat to discover Cafe Bonsai on a side street just off Taganga's main drag. Lovely place to sit inside (great air-con) for lunch and enjoy their open sandwiches prepared with delicious bread. They also offer a good range of other healthy options and fresh juices.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and amazing service. Perfect sandwiches made with European style bread and great coffee made with locally grown beans from Sierra Nevada but best of all, outstanding service from the two owners. A not to miss experience!!!

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found Cafe Bonsai through a business card in a hostal in Cartagena and planned to check it out once we arrived in Taganga. The coffee is excellent and it has become part of our morning beach routine. The indoor seating area is air conditioned and has a nice ambiance while the outdoor area is comfortable, shaded and a good... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious & healthy food! We went there several times and everything we tried (sandwiches, banana nut bread, cinnamon role, ginger tea, coffee,...) was very tasty. Especially loved the dark bread which reminded me of typical German wholegrain bread - made me feel like home ;-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We randomly found this place while walking in Taganga and it was the best place we could have possibly found there! Cafe Bonsai is super central located as it is just by the bay, and it's a very cool and pleasant place to chill! Everything there is amazing: the coffee, the bread, the natural juices, yoghurt, granola, brownies, everything was... More 

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Thank Teresa S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Great place for breakfast and lunch. Visited this place three times, seeing as they have amazing sandwiches (their bread is amazing). They have multiple breakfast menu's. I would definitely recommend the menu including sandwich, tea/coffee, juice and delicious yoghurt and granola!

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The lovely Owners are always open for a chat! The sandwiches are top class, three kinds of bread, four kinds of individually flavoured sauces - top quality ingredients!

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast with friend at Bonsai. It was nice to have something else than arepas and eggs for a change ;) Coffee is very good and the breads are heavenly. The portion sizes could be a bit bigger, hence the 4 stars. But the quality is definitely worth 5 stars.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Cuisine
International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 13 #1-07 | by the beach, Taganga, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Magdalena Department  >  Santa Marta District  >  Taganga
  • Phone Number: +57 5 4219495
Description
A small cozy cafe/bistro with clay-tile oven baked European breads, pastries, freshly made sandwiches and crispy salads. Enjoy your organic Arabica coffee, loose leaf teas, fresh juices and original cocktails with A/C, fast WIFI and alternative music from all over the world! Open Monday - Saturday from 8 AM - 3 PM.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?