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Cafe Bonsai

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Barbecue, Coffee Shop, Pizza, Contemporary
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Calle 13 #1-07 | by the beach, Taganga, Colombia
0057 5 4219495
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Dining on a budget

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Proper Australian coffee

Good coffee, breakfast is small but good very accommodating staff and the dinner was delicious. Great for a hangover cure or all nighter

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
Sam H
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Good coffee, breakfast is small but good very accommodating staff and the dinner was delicious. Great for a hangover cure or all nighter

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This air conditioned place in a little side street, just a few meters of the sea front offers nice, freshly baked European bread and the best sandwiches in town. You can enjoy international coffee specialities, made from Colombian coffee proceeding from Eco agriculture. Try the different sandwiches! They also do BBQ in the evenings and a nice Mojito. Very recommendable!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My boyfriend and I went to Cafe Bonsai based on a recommendation by a scuba instructor and it was way more than we expected. It's an awesome little eclectic cafe with good prices for the high quality food. We went in just planning on getting drinks, but ended up with drinks, appetizers, meals and dessert. I hate mojitos, but their... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We fell in love with this cafe after the first time we went there, so naturally we went back for more. This time we made the mistake of ordering the veggie BBQ instead of the delicious veggie sandwich we ordered the first time. The veggie BBQ looked nothing like the picture and was covered in this horrible gravox sauce that... More 

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Chciago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great little coffee shop. No time to try the food but is sounded delicious. Not open on Sunday to our disappointment, but we will return.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We visited here 4 times whilst our stay in taganga. The only thing that brought us back was our need for a coffee. The coffee was ok but good for south america standards. The freshly baked wholegrain bread was delicious. The only letdown was the staff On all 4 occasions we had 2 rude girls serve us. They even rolled... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I guess it is the only nice place in Taganga that offers good cappuccino, coffee and muffins, together with a fast wi fi in a friendly place with air condition! As well a variety of sandwiches, salads, and main course. A small oasis where to hide during hot days...! very well recommend !

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Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Food is mediocre and overpriced. Consistently rude service by the young woman who "works" there (Sept/Oct 2014). Nice ambiance and AC yet consistently empty. AC is nice, and coffee ok. Nice place to relax out of the heat, but recommend you eat elsewhere. Best restaurants in town are Pachamama and Babaganoush. For cafe's, I recommend Heladaria Reef next to Reef... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

One of the best places in Taganga. We went for dinner and it was very nice, delicious bread, great pork ribs and awesome salad. Besides, we met with Johann, the owner at the hostel we stayed and he was very nice and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Nice place everytime, from breakfast to dinner. Loved the options for dinner, the different juices, the sandwiches...and people are very friendly.

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Restaurant Details

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: 0057 5 4219495

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 7
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Coffee Shop, Pizza, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?