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Bossa Nova Cafe, Carlton, AU-VIC

Bossa Nova Cafe

4.6
4.6
72 Reviews
$40 and under
Brazilian

Looking for an authentic Brazilian restaurant or just tired of poached eggs & avo on toast?

No matter what you are looking for, at Bossa Nova Café we take pride in serving real Brazilian Food that will take you straight to Brazil after your first bite.

From the lovely beats of Bossa Nova to the quirky & colourful decoration, Bossa Nova's experience was inspired by the most diverse aspects of our culture, to bring Melbournians to Brazil and the Brazilian soul to Melbourne.

Stop by to say Olá, don't leave without trying our truly delicious coffee and delight yourself with the best of the Brazilian Cuisine.

We will be happy to have you in our casa.

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Order delivery or takeout

Takeaway

0423 146 157

Delivery

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Deliveroo

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian, Latin American, Contemporary Latin

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0423 146 157

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Carlton

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Close to tram lines 1, 8 and 96

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Lunch

  • Melbourne

    Sunday Lunch

  • Inner City North

    Brunch

  • Inner City North

    Child Friendly

  • Inner City North

    Lunch

  • Inner City North

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. RT

    RenataT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome experience! As a Brazilian, made me happy to bring “gringos” to try and understand our culture. Def coming back!

  2. RR

    RenanR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2

    I made a reservation for a table at Bossa Nova for 3 people and when I arrived they let another person who was already having lunch sit. I had never particularly seen any restaurant in Melbourne allow this, a great lack of respect! I arrived with my guests and as there was no table I had to wait 20 minutes for a solution. A great absurdity! It seemed like another opportunity for the restaurant not to lose a customer using an unoccupied table, no matter how reserved it was. I was deeply upset mainly because you delayed my appointments.

  3. NA

    NeilA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience. Great food and very friendly staff.

  4. AC

    AnaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing staff, delicious food and a nice environment.

  5. J

    Jass

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious food & great service!

  6. AM

    AlineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best! The food is amazing, the portions are massive. the service is great and very friendly. A great atmosphere. We love this place

  7. T

    Tata

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    I recommend this place. Delicious food and great service.

  8. TS

    TiemiS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good food and customer service. Love that place 🥰

  9. CR

    CristianeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s amazing place! I loved my time there! 🎉🎊🤩 thank you so much guys!

  10. VF

    VivF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place with amazing food. Consistent quality food doesnt matter the day or time. Hot tip: always ask what's their special of the week.

  11. RC

    RicardoC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and great service. Definitely recommend it

  12. C

    Catz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Affordable prices authentic Brasilian food. Really friendly staff. Loved the atmosphere and music.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Place is cute and staff is very friendly. However food was very disappointing, rice was undercooked, little piece of meat, not tasty or neither flavoursome. For the price they are charging is not worth it.

  14. R

    Ruhanac

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love it! As always the food, staff and environment were amazing. Excellent place to have a great time with friends and remeber home.

  15. NF

    NatF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food that tastes like home! Anyone wanting to try brazilian food should definitely give a try!

  16. AO

    AlineO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    I went with the expectation of eating some good Brazilian appetizers, we arrived there and all the dishes we ordered left something to be desired. The fried cassava and fish were dry. The beer was hot, there was no cold glass, no lemons or oranges to drink with guarana. Values ​​are high in relation to the type of food, the menu is poor and has half a dozen things to order. I will leave to eat Brazilian food in Brazil!!!

  17. C

    Claudia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    They have a friendly service and it is great have a place serving Brazilian style food. The food is fresh and yummy

  18. S

    Saks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delish and the staff was very friendly and warm. Going back again :)

  19. MS

    MarianaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Brazilian Food in Melbourne and best customer service too. Live Brazilian music was a must.

  20. AM

    AmandaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service are always amazing! I can't recommend it more.

  21. D

    Danilo

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best place in Melbourne for real Brazilian treats. Staff is amazing and very welcoming.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and friendly staff, love going here

  23. LS

    LuizaSBM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Their food is always amazing!! If you want to try Brazilian food, you have to go to Bossa Nova.

  24. TS

    TimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My partner is from Brazil and she goes crazy for their food. I'd have to agree, it's delicious, large servings and good value.

  25. DB

    DeboraB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The good is incredible delicious, and the staff is very lovely.

  26. LQ

    LuisaQ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommended, Bossa Nova it's a original 🇧🇷 experience. The staff is veey attentive and the food is scrumptious, I would definitely come back!

  27. S

    Suelen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent and fresh food quality. I highly recommend them.

  28. m

    miskeensekeen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Bigger steak for the Brazilian Classic would make the meal much more enjoyable; less salt on the fries and on the salad- we don't want hypertension!

  29. FS

    FrancyelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s easy to book, the food and service are excellent. It’s cozy , good music, clean environment, calm , I really loved it!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff & Food are fantastic- 10/10 recommend!!!!

  31. MB

    MartynaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great customer service. We’ll definitely go back!

  32. CA

    CarolA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our favorite cafe in Melbourne! The food is incredible, the vibe is amazing and the stuff is very friendly. It’s hard to find any fault, seriously. They’re are flawless. We truly recommend Bossa for everyone!

  33. CA

    CarolA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They are by far our favourite cafe in Melbourne. Our family loves Bossa Nova!

  34. AN

    AliciaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, great service, will absolutely be back again!

  35. MO

    MarcelaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, friendly service, great atmosphere. The coconut dessert is a must have

  36. JH

    JuliaHarger

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always have an amazing time when I go to Bossa Nova Cafe, the food is delicious and authentic Brazilian cuisine. It's also amazing how they managed to offer a vegan version of pretty much all of the dishes, very inclusive. I recommend 100%!!!

  37. GA

    GiseleA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and excellent services! Fully recommended!

  38. BM

    BiancaMend

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super tasty and lovely food. Recommend it for sure!

  39. J

    Jass

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and super yummy an tasty food! Beautifully decorated.

  40. P

    Paula

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food and staff are always friendly. I have taken several friends to this venue. It's the best

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bossa Nova Cafe using the Order Online button. Bossa Nova Cafe also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Bossa Nova Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0423 146 157.

Bossa Nova Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

June 2022
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
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9:30 pm


Order delivery or takeout

Takeaway

0423 146 157

Delivery

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Deliveroo
Google Map for Bossa Nova Cafe

156 Elgin St Carlton, AU-VIC 3053

Additional information

  • Area

    Carlton

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian, Latin American, Contemporary Latin

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Close to tram lines 1, 8 and 96

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

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