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Across from Casem, 5655, Costa Rica
2645-5560
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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...
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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  • 200
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Breakfast/lunch place open for dinner for the season

We had a very pleasant dinner at Stella's. Although the restaurant is mainly a breakfast/lunch place, the dining room is comfortable for dinner. The cheese platter appetizer is a generous portion and highlights the local cheeses. The main dishes had a good variety.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dessert
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Arlington, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had a very pleasant dinner at Stella's. Although the restaurant is mainly a breakfast/lunch place, the dining room is comfortable for dinner. The cheese platter appetizer is a generous portion and highlights the local cheeses. The main dishes had a good variety.

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Victoria,
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Came back for a second year and the food at Stella's is better than ever. The salads are amazing as are the birds who eat out back and I can always count on great coffee (the Costa Rican cocktail)!

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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200 reviews 200 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Nice and clean Place, and possibilty to watch birds while waiting for the Food which can take a while because the service is slow. I found it was a bit expensive for what I got to eat, and they wanted to have more tips, which I did not like. But the Food was good and fresh!

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stopped here for coffee and ended up eating lunch too. Their salads are really awesome. Fresh produce. I had the lasagna which was good. Nice area you can see different birds eating from feed they put out. Service was a little slow and it took us some time to get a cup of coffee. We were very patient and... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great coffee and food. Even nicer people who treated us as neighbors. They were happy to help us find and arrange excursions. Lunch while watching the colorful show at the bird feeders outside was particularly enjoyable.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Just left the place and I am angry. This is an over priced restaurant. There was no service. Good was fine when it arrived. But the portions are small and the servings are bland. The positive reviews I read on this site did not come close to matching the experience. Even after all the comps we received we still paid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed the dinner at Stella's. This restaurant, known for its excellent breakfast and lunch, just expanded to include a dinner menu. The food was fresh, creative and delicious as were the cocktails, coffee and dessert. A quaint, neighborhood type atmosphere which we thoroughly enjoyed. I recommend this restaurant whole-heartedly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Mot mots, tanagers, woodpeckers, Orioles, and hummingbirds are among the Up-close-and-personal feathered visitors. I had my camera and long lens and binoculars with me. When I left I forgot the binos. After a call from our lodge to the bakery, I was relieved to find out they had them behind the counter.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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145 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Stopped by here on our walk back to town from the Cloud Forest Reserve. Great service and a nice selection of cakes. Great to watch the bird table from the restaurant - some amazing critters show up. Very USA-style atmosphere, which you pay for, so don't expect traditional Tico food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stayed in town 2 nights and ate lunch here. The food was fantastic and the building and atmosphere is relaxing. It was not crowded at all and they offer free wi-fi (that worked!).

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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

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