Café Belô is a beloved fixture in the Brazilian community of greater Boston as well in the Somerville restaurant scene–with many culinary offerings, like pay-by-the-pound buffet and all-you-can-eat rodizio-style meat skewers, and cultural offerings too, in the form of great music, even better dancing, and of course, Brazilian television shows.
For YUM, Café Belô has been a valued partner and provided some remarkable insight into how the Brazilian community has continued to value their cultural traditions in a new setting. With branches thr0ughout the Boston suburbs (and a location in Brazil as well), Café Belô itself is a sight to be seen for our students and and supporters alike, and well worth a visit.
Curious? Read an ethnography here.
Hungry? We have a food review for you here.
Want to know more about what makes Café Belô unique?
- Café Belô represents a transnational community.
- This “triple threat”–Brazilian food, singing, and dancing–offers the comforts of home for Brazilian and non-Brazilian patrons alike.
- Plus, its history coincides with the continued success of the Brazilian community in the United States.
120 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143 (Google Maps)