HOW TO GET HERE:
Walk along the beach promenade towards Playa Grande to Calle 13 (look for the Calipso sign) look up on your right, there we are!
Some testimonies from our scribble wall
“Best wholegrain bread I’ve ever had. Mums filibaba :=) Keep up the excellent work”
– Las muchachas de Noruega
“We found one piece of paradise in Taganga, Café Bonsai!”
- Suzy and Jake, Quito, Ecuador
“Best coffee in South America and super friendly service! Wish I could take Café Bonsai with me!”
- Ken, San Francisco, USA
“Most succulent BBQ pork chops I ever tasted!”
- Ed, Australia
”Café Bonsai er den eneste grunnen man trenger for å reise til Colombia! Tusen takk!”
– Alfie, Norway
”Bästa mackan på hela resan! Tack för alla sköna tips!
– Göteborgsbrudarna, Sweden
”The best coffee in South America by far!! We could live at Café Bonsai! Good Luck!
– Ginger, Australia
“Fantastic BBQ! Thanks for great food!”
–Will & Silka
ABOUT CAFE BONSAI
Café Bonsai is the fusion of the dreams of Colombian – Swedish couple Marisol Castillo & Johan Ottosson. The goal was to give the customer a memorable experience in a relaxing, eclectic and arty atmosphere with fresh excellent products at affordable prices with commodities as A/C and free Wi-Fi and some of the best music around.
The vision of the café was what the owners had been missing during extended travels throughout the world, an oasis where one could spend the whole day, start with breakfast, read a book, get hungry and have lunch, chat with some friends on the internet, have some happy hour drinks with new found friends in the afternoon and round off the night with some nice wine and a tasty dinner. The café was built by the owners themselves during six hectic weeks from February to March and opened up its doors to the public on the 1. of April 2010.
Calle 13 # 1-07
(57) 301 767 7242
(57) 5 421 9495
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Monday – Saturday: 8.00 – 22.30
We use the finest ingredients and we dedicate a lot of time and love to turn our family recipes into what people say are some of the finest breads in the country. We bake rustic country style breads, sesame seed breads, poppy seed breads, herb breads, Scandinavian sour-dough breads and very tasty whole grain bread with Brazilian nuts and yogurt.
We bake a line of traditional pastries like cinnamon rolls, muffins, brownies, cookies and more. Our cinnamon rolls originate from an old recipe from a baker in the province of Småland in Sweden named Vilnar (thank you Vilnar for a wonderful recipe, also thanks to our lovely Danish friends who passed it on, you know who you are...) The muffins are Johan’s mum’s classic recipe, a tasty treat indeed!
We use our own classic European style breads to make some of the finest sandwiches around, with a rich variety of fillings, fresh veggies and some delicious original bonsai sauces, such as curry-pineapple, pesto with homegrown Italian basil, honey-mustard or creamy pepper-garlic sauce.
Coffee & Tea
We are huge fans of great coffee and as such we search for the finest locally and organically grown Colombian green beans that we roast ourselves to a full city roast (medium) to bring out all the lovely flavours of this excellent Colombian Arabica! We import some exquisite tea blends to give you a great selection that ranges through herb infusions, green teas to flavourful black teas and a limited edition of different chai teas brought directly from India.
From 6 pm at nights we turn into a wine and dine place for everyone who searches for great quality at affordable prices. Every night we serve great bbq dishes such as Ginger Chicken, Paprika Pork, Herb fish or Grilled Herb marinated Veggies & Mushrooms. On Friday nights we tune into to some great rock songs and offer a happy atmosphere with good food and happy hour specials from the bar!
Refreshing drinks & Cocktails
We try to offer something different than what you would find on the street or in other places in the village. Here you will find our lemonades, either with sweet mint or with strawberries, our classic bonsai juice with ginger, yogurt smoothies, chocolate-banana milkshake or why not try our vanilla frappuccinos or ice chocolates? We put pride in some of the best cocktails around, always with full shots of alcohol, no cheating here! Refreshing mojito slush, passionate frozen passionfruit daiquiris, creamy Caribbean coffee, tasty Fidel Castro and classic ones as gin & tonic, whisky coke and more.
From 6 pm at nights we turn into a wine and dine place for everyone who searches for great quality at affordable prices. Every night we serve tasty bbq dishes such as Ginger Chicken, Paprika Pork, Herb fish or Grilled Herb marinated Veggies & Mushrooms. To be enjoyed with a nice bottle of wine or some tasty cocktails. Our happy hour is on from 6 pm to 10 pm, with specials on cocktails and wine. On Friday nights we tune into to some great rock songs and offer a happy atmosphere with good food and happy hour specials from the bar!