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Across from Casem, 5655, Costa Rica
2645-5560
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Ranked #9 of 68 Restaurants in Monteverde
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $10
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
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

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Galena, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

There was a great choice of lunch items, all made fresh from local food. While we waited for our lunch we went into the back yard and saw some very pretty birds. It was a small place but both the food and the service were excellent. The birds were an added bonus.

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Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Coffee is really good and they have a small backyard where they feed fruits to the birds. When they do so, the backyard becomes a catwalk for birds. We saw woodpeckers, motmots and at least 4 other species, all waiting to be photographed! If there's no food for the birds outside when you arrive, just ask them to put some... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended in our guidebook so we gave it a try. A good lunch sandwich, not really cheap, but food generally isn't here. The birds in the garden were a real treat. It's a cute lttle cafe and I am glad we tried it.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Each year we make a trip to Monteverde and each year we look forward to a stop or two at Stella's. Once again we were not disappointed. Everything is so fresh. The soups and salads are all made with love. The setting and the staff are wonderful. I hear they are going to open for dinner with a new top... More 

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NE England
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243 reviews 243 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We stopped here for lunch one day with the group we were travelling with. We chose sandwiches. My ham sandwich consisited of indifferent bread with one waver thin slice of ham. My husbands sandwich also had hardly any filling. Some of our group said that their meals were OK. The best part of this place was the bird table in... More 

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I had a wonderful bagel sandwich. You can choose your bread and whatever fillings you want. There's a beautiful garden in the back with a bird feeder. We saw a motmot!

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Right outside the window (or beside your table if it's warm and dry enough to eat outside) are bird feeders that attract a breathtaking variety of birds. It would be worth the stop just for that, but the food is EXCELLENT, too! We had breakfast here every day -- a wonderful way to begin the day, for sure.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Wonderful staff who were patient and friendly (without being disingenuous). Delicious food. I had a bagel to order and a great coffee. But don't neglect the chocolate chip cookies.

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Parker, Colorado, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Really good food of very high quality - a rarity in much of Costa Rica. Do yourself a favor - eat at Stella's Bakery !!

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Columbus, OH
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142 reviews 142 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We did not have a full meal here, but rather a mid-afternoon coffee and snack. Baked goods were delicious and the drinks were hot and delicious. It can get chilly up in this part of Costa Rica, so we really enjoyed our stop at Stella's.

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Address: Across from Casem, 5655, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2645-5560
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde
Average Prices: USD 1 - 10

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