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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Mediterranean, Greek
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Dog Friendly, Family style
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A place that you cannot fault. Freshly cooked food daily. You can choose. A little of this or that. No photos of the menu because nothing is frozen. Don't be put off because it's tiny and traditionally Greek. Stella speaks a smattering of different languages...and also you see before you chose. What more can I say. Don't miss it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's like joining a Greek family for a Short while, And the food is so delicious. I'll be back for more 🥰

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stella serves at tables and is a real character. Her recommendation of the full Cretan breakfast was spot on. Great value for money and, as always, it is a pleasure to support such a delightful family business.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We found this little restaurant by chance and was the best food experience in Rethymno. Great homemade food + best service and kind attention = happy hearts (and happy bellies too) Saludos y agradecimientos de dos viajeros de San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed April 1, 2022 via mobile

We had a super breakfast in this super cute little Greek restaurant. They were super friendly and REAL Greeks! I would definitely recommend this place. Authentic, tasty, NOT expensive at all! Very quiet nice little street in the hart of The city. Zeker komen ontbijten...in dit authentiek Grieks restaurantje. Wij hadden een super ontbijt tegen super klein prijsje. De mevrouw was heel erg vriendelijk! Gewoon doen!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed March 12, 2022

Stella's Kitchen offers Greek food freshly cooked every day. You'll be invited to the kitchen to select your dishes. As we live in Rethymno we have visited several times and will continue to do so. A friendly welcome and exceptional value for money, We had...one starter, two main courses and a large beer - complimentary mandarin oranges and raki followed. Grand total 19€.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 18, 2022 via mobile

I just happened to be walking by and remembered that this was reviewed as one of the better restaurants for breakfast, so I stopped in to look at the menu. The lady showed me food that was already prepared and all of it looked delicious....Even though I had just eaten at another restaurant a few minutes earlier (and it wasn’t very good) I thought I’d sample a dish. I had the beef and some green beans. It was absolutely delicious! I ended up finishing the whole plate! Stella, the owner, has a winner here. The filtered coffee was also excellent. Can I give it 6 stars instead of 5? I’ll be back to sample the breakfast.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed September 6, 2021 via mobile

What a excellent home cooked Greek meal! You go into the kitchen and point to what you want. Every day something new. All very tasty and reasonably priced

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 1, 2021

Can’t recommend this little gem enough! I had a vegan plate and the flavours of each individual dish were outstanding. Fresh, authentic food & friendly service! Great vegan options!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 4, 2021

Stella is a magnifical women! We could see the products, make a choice and we got served very fast! I loved the chicken, the potatoes and the rice. We got a generous portion of raisins for free! I strongly recommend it.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed September 11, 2020

We had a great lunch in Stella's kitchen in Rethymnon. a small but beautiful artisan restaurant. the food was amazing. Portions were abundant. If you go to Rethymno, be sure to stop by.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed August 19, 2020

We happened upon this tiny restaurant/cafe while checking out the old town and decided to return there for lunch. So glad we did, what an amazing little place. You don’t really choose from a menu but instead are invited to go and see what Stella...has cooking on that particular day. We are both vegetarian and there were plenty of options. We chose to have a mixed plate and everything on it was fantastic. This is proper home cooked Greek food and some of the best we had. Real homely atmosphere and very reasonable prices. We also went back on our last day. Oh and also does takeaway so if your in a rush no problem. Will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed June 24, 2020

We live in Rethymnon and love to eat in Stellas Kitchen. Its real homemade, traditional Cretan kitchen for an extra fair fee. Its like eating in your family, warm and personel contakt.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed November 28, 2019 via mobile

We happened upon Stella's Cafe as we were window shopping in Rythymno. Stella was so gracious, welcoming and wonderful, and her food was amazing. It is all home cooked by Stella. She serves many traditional Cretan dishes and, although we didn't sample it, she was...serving rabbit that day! Stella introduced us to several of her regulars who were also very welcoming. It is just a wonderful place to spend an hour or 2 and enjoy some great food.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 25, 2019

Great food, Gread atmosphere. Fresh local tasty foods.Will surely love to come back in our next visit to Rethymno.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stella's Kitchen

Yes, Stella's Kitchen offers takeout services.

Yes, Stella's Kitchen is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Stella's Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5