Kitanda was started as a corner store by Joao and Rose Boff in 1998, selling Brazilian groceries, cassette tapes of Brazilian music, and some tasty snacks. Erica Bueno, Joao’s stepdaughter, now helps run the business which has evolved into a bakery and cafe. Despite how much Kitanda has changed, it has stayed true to its Brazilian roots. Kitanda uses only Brazilian coffee beans and serves many of Joao and Rose’s favorite foods from Brazil.

Bonus: Check out Kitanda’s other locations here: University District, Redmond, Tukwila, Capitol Hill, and Kirkland.

Business Owner
Joao Boff, Rose Boff, Erica Bueno


  1. Whether you are craving coffee, breakfast or lunch… Kitanda has you covered with their aromatic coffee, cheese bread, and all treats Brazilian. It’s a lovely option for those wanting to take a quick sensory trip to the beautiful South American country of Brazil.

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