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Cafe Bonsai

Calle 13 #1-07 | by the beach, Taganga, Colombia
0057 5 4219495
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Ranked #9 of 19 restaurants in Taganga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $7
Cuisines: Barbecue, Coffee Shop, Pizza, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Lima, Peru
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We ordered chicken and pesto sandwiches which were nice but the bread was a little hard. We also tried a chocolate milkshake and a cinnamon swirl which we very much enjoyed. We enjoyed the food and the nice air conditioning but it was a tiny bit pricey.

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Taganga, Colombia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We went to this place a couple of times while we were in Taganga. The first was for happy hour, where they do 2 for 1 slush mojitos that are bright and refreshing...they went down easily! The breakfast we had on another day was ok too but not mind blowing. I ordered toast with cheese and jam, and bizarrely, that... More

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Santiago, Chile
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Good coffee, but I was charged $4 for a stale roll and stale scroll, and then short changed (knowingly, they didn't have the right money so they figured I should cop the difference!) on top of it. Tried putting them in the microwave where I was staying, but it didn't help - both inedible

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Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Cafe Bonsai is a cozy place with an mouthwatering menu. Coming here the first time i bought a take away brownie for my sisters birthday. Trying to put candles in, i realized it was hard like a rock. Dry and hard it was almost impossible to eat. Going back asking for a new one while eating, they just warmed up... More

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Bogota, Colombia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Don't go here unless you want to pay a high price for a skimpy portion with poor service. I was charged 5000 COP for an iced tea that was terrible. It was nothing more than flavored water in a very small glass. The sandwich that I ordered wasn't any better. Very small portion of chicken on sourdough with curry. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Beautiful atmosphere. Air conditioned. Amazing food and great coffee. The BEST is the roast chicken pesto sandwich on sourdough: huge and really delicious, tender meat, home made pesto, amazing warm bread. And in the evening the BEST is the BBQ skewers of beef tenderloin marinated in red wine. So tender and succulent and the sides were good too. It's not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

inside is aircond, nice ambiance with chilled music. Good BBQ in the evening. freshly baked bread. If on a budget you can find cheaper (but lower quality) but if you deserve a treat have the BBQ fish.

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France
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Their skewers, made on the BBQ, are good. They know how to make a real and very good espresso coffee that will wake you up in no time. Prices are ok.

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Get a roasted chicken on rustic loaf with pesto - can't go wrong. The lattes leave something to be desired but they aren't too bad. Also, this place - unlike almost any others in town - HAS AIR CONDITIONING!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Nice sandwiches, the fresh baked cinnamon rolls were incredible, so was the bonsai juice drink! Prices were pretty high but the wifi and air conditioning made it worth it!

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