Cafe Bossa Nova


Brazilian, Cafes, Breakfast & Brunch

Price Range : $11-30 ($$)

  • star
    Yelp rating
    4.5 stars


Adress: 2701 Kavanaugh Blvd Ste 105, Little Rock, AR 72205

Phone: (501) 614-6682

Work Hours

Tue 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Sun 10:30 am-2:00 pm

Business info

  • turned_in_not
    Health Score
    88 out of 100
  • turned_in_not
    Vegan Options
  • list_alt
    Takes Reservations
  • directions_car
  • move_to_inbox
  • credit_card
    Accepts Credit Cards
  • thumb_up
    Good For
    Lunch, Dinner
  • local_parking
    Street, Private Lot
  • directions_bike
    Bike Parking
  • accessibility
    Good for Kids
  • group
    Good for Groups
  • insert_emoticon
  • volume_up
    Noise Level
  • local_bar
    Full Bar
  • transit_enterexit
    Outdoor Seating
  • wifi
  • tv
    Has TV
  • turned_in_not
    Waiter Service
  • fastfood


  • Peyton O.

    star star star star star 3 March 2021

    I've been here twice recently and I have enjoyed every bit of my experience! Unique flavorful dishes and desserts that are served up on huge plates. Each day brings a different recurring weekly special ... so far Tuesday and Saturday have been amazing. Can't wait to try the rest of the days of the week on future date nights.

  • Erica F.

    star star star star star_border 25 February 2021

    There is private parking for this place and that is always a plus for sure.

    Funny when we came in is the fact that they have nearly no Brazilians or Portuguese speakers there and that was pretty funny. I mean perhaps cause I am used to New York where you can find all sorts of nationalities.

    We had a pretty slower than usual service but I am not sure that because it is a different state things are different as far as service speed or if this was an actually slower than usual kind of place.

    The pace is very well decorated and the owner was pretty friendly coming by our table to say hello and ask about our experience.

    A la carte! here is not a rodizio or a eat by weight kind of place. they do a la carte.

    CAIPIRINHAS- they have caipirinhas for sure!!! they also have them in different flavors made out of real fruit. I had a regular and a strawberry one, I must say that the regular was far better, there were super large chunks of fruit and it was a bit annoying to get them through the straw.

    SALSICHA E MANDIOCA- this is yucca and sausage, these 2 are meant to be a appetizer for a day of beer drinking but we went for it. not the best choice I must say, it will fill you up way too quickly and the flavor is nothing special, do leave this appetizer truly for that beer drinking night, it best I must say.

    PAO DE QUEIJO - those are the cheese bread balls and they are very nice, I have eaten them since a young child and they are so cheesy and nice. they are tapioca flour breads so they are also gluten free (keep that in mind!) these cheese breads are always a great idea, so this is a must if you have never had them.

    FEIJOADA- they have this meal on Saturdays, this is a very typical Brazilian dish that I would recommend anyone to try at least once. sadly here they do not do the traditional restaurant and family style way I am so used to, here they serve the dish as a regular a la carte pre made plate, also I noticed it came with an weird different piece of meat that I was not sure what it was, but I give the benefit of the doubt, perhaps where the power comes from that boiled inconspicuous chicken meat is something that is expected on a feijoada. with that said, the feijoada itself was pretty nice and tasty. the chicken thing was ok... but very confusing to be hones. I rather not have had that in there. overall it was a nice plate.

    Overall it is interesting and nice to find a Brazilian place to eat here in the area, the downside is that as a Brazilian I was hoping for a little more life at the place.

    I am gone from this area so I probably will not come back, if ou come by let me know hot it went for you.

  • Mai-Anh V.

    star star star star_border star_border 19 February 2021

    Service was great! Restaurant was nicely decorated.

    Appetizer : "Brazilian cheese bread" balls
    tastes like a buttery bread stick
    perfect amount of melted, chewy cheese inside

    Lunch: fried mahi Mahi taco which comes with beans, rice, and fresh salsa. ($15)
    I was underwhelmed by the tacos. I thought the corn tortilla and fried fish were too dry. The toppings were tasty with the diced mango and chipotle sauce. The rice, beans, and fresh salsa were really good. I personally will not get this dish again.  

    Parking: street parking, parking lot in the back, and at nearby grocery store.

  • J Warren R.

    star star star star star_border 7 February 2021

    Went for brunch -- Café Bossa Nova provided a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere for catching up with our friends and a tasty meal to enjoy as well.    The Salpicao of shredded chicken and apples, carrots and peas was very good, served at room temperature.  Most raved about the Eggs Benedict or Waffles. Service was helpful, friendly and attentive.   Great location, well worth a visit.  Parking available in their lot or on the street nearby.

  • Cindy M.

    star star star star_border star_border 3 February 2021

    Out of lots of choices in Little Rock we chose this and it was not the best choice. Before I begin let me tell you they have the best chocolate layered cake my kids and I loved it so I will say that. Now let me begin as soon as we entered the waitress asked what we wanted to order we had to tell her 3 times to give her more time. No it wasn't busy it was just our first time and most dishes were in portugués. I ordered the soup of the day which was ok not too good, and lukewarm; good soup should never be that temperature. My kids ordered chicken fingers which were not good and rice and beans that had a bad aftertaste. I ordered a creme brûlée and it was way too sweet and chocolatey and not in a good way which was sad, desserts shouldn't make you sad. The prices were too high and the waitress forgot to pick up our check I had to go and take it to her. She was nice but you can tell she was new. Would only go back for that triple layer chocolate cake.

People Recommend