We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Stella's Bakery

Certificate of Excellence
$
+ Add cuisine
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Across from Casem, 5655, Costa Rica
2645-5560
Add hours for Stella's Bakery and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
Description: Stella's Bakery has been in operation for 18 years and offers the best...
Stella's Bakery has been in operation for 18 years and offers the best home cooked meals, pastries, baked goods, sandwiches,shakes,smoothies and many more delicious items you can taste while in Monteverde. Please visit us, we are open everyday from 6 a.m till 6 p.m
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 312 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 206
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious

Wonderful pastries and delicious sandwiches are just the beginning. The owner is constantly working on bettering her offerings and now they even serve dinner. Plates for all palets from meat lovers to vegetarians.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Cristian Z
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

312 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful pastries and delicious sandwiches are just the beginning. The owner is constantly working on bettering her offerings and now they even serve dinner. Plates for all palets from meat lovers to vegetarians.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A great lunch on fresh baked bread. Friendly staff and easy to order for kids- as the items on the sandwiches are all separate add-ons instead of having to try and get something taken off a pre-made selection.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Damascus, Oregon, United States
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is the best bakery in Costa Rica! The coffee is excellent of course but the baked goods are awesome! We went here twice to get their banana cake which has sour cream in it and toasted cheese on top. Great! The owner is friendly and you can see a toucan in the courtyard there almost every day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bettendorf, Iowa
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We liked the set up of the restaurant.We could see a lot of birds in the courtyard.The food was fresh and tasty.Children enjoyed pancakes and waffles.I loved the vegetarian omelette.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great lunch, very organic. They grow many of vegetables and greens; therefore many of the salads are very fresh and delicious. Their pastries are exceptional. We ordered a birthday cake on very short notice; they came through with an exceptional cake. Staff is very friendly and aims to please in every way.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We are locals, and patronize this establishment frequently--so I guess that says something. Like much of Costa Rica, and especially restaurants on the tourist circuit, prices are relatively high. This establishment has not wandered far from its family origins and seeks to use local suppliers, ingredients, and healthy receipes--as much as treats allow! They are supportive of the community and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Bought an amazing brownie that we ate outside with an excellent coffee for Monteverde Café on the other side of the street (we already had the coffee but they also serve it at the bakery). The place is supposed to be opened very early -before 7 am- but was closed the morning we stopped by.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Good selection of baked goods to go with good coffee. Serves Costa Rican typical baked goods using natural fruits and vegetables. Pleasant atmosphere and helpful staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Walnut Creek
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for a small afternoon snack. Everything in the pastry case looked scrumptious. We just shared a chocolate coated bar cookie and were sorry we didn't have room to eat one of everything!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Falls Church, Virginia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Stella's Bakery was a very pleasant surprise. Inside this small restaurant you will find a menu that has something for everybody. Good food and a patio in the back to sit and watch the birds. This place is not to be missed on your trip to Monteverde.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Stella's Bakery also viewed

Monteverde, Province of Puntarenas
Santa Elena, Monteverde
 
Monteverde, Province of Puntarenas
Santa Elena, Monteverde
 

Been to Stella's Bakery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Across from Casem, 5655, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde
  • Phone Number: 2645-5560

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 10

Description

Stella's Bakery has been in operation for 18 years and offers the best home cooked meals, pastries, baked goods, sandwiches,shakes,smoothies and many more delicious items you can taste while in Monteverde. Please visit us, we are open everyday from 6 a.m till 6 p.m

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Stella's Bakery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?