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Stella's Bakery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
International, Costa Rican, Cafe, European
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Across from Casem, 60109, Costa Rica
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stella's is a Monteverde I situation and is situated right in the village centre only a mile or so from the National Park entrance. It's a great place for pastries and sweet stuff and does great coffee. All of this can be enjoyed on the terrace, at the back of the shop whilst watching the bird life feeding on tropical... More 

Thank Blu C
Costa Rica
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140 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you get to live in the real Monteverde Community you realize the true value of a good meal. This is not a cheap area and there are many restaurants but few that offer delicious options, clean, honest and friendly staff. Stella's bakery is more than another restaurant, it is a landmark, a historical site and an environmentally friendly establishment... More 

Thank MissDWilson
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stella's could do well to reduce their prices--they only seem to attract foreigners who don't know they have other options. I paid the most I have ever paid for a fruit drink in Central America, and it wasn't that great--a bit watery. Locals seem to go to the restaurant across the street at the back of CASEM: great food, reasonable... More 

Thank LiamCalifornia
St. Thomas
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Was there for lunch and not only is the menu every limited but more expensive then every other restaurant we visited on this trip. Tramonti next door has authentic Italian food, is cheaper and by far better. The passion fruit cake is the signature dish and it is horrible, sorry

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Jupiter, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

They offer a wonderful selection of breakfast and lunch items. The presentation was fantastic and the food was awesome. They actually have a cappuccino machine and make to die for coffee.

Thank dkgcmeam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We are a family, with two small kids. We had lunch at Stella's, and everything was really delicious. We had salads, wraps and smoothies, and can't wait to go back to try other things.

Thank timamsterdam01
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Food was awesome. The chef friendly and amazing cook. The prices are very reasonable. The restaurant cozy and nice. Must do

Thank Hugo C
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Probably the best café in Monte Verde!! Great pies, excellent cakes and amazing bagles!!! The people are very nice and kind!! We've been there for lunch and came back for breakfast the day after. Highly recommended!!!

Thank 641nadavb
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful cafe on the way to Monteverde cloud forest. Nice stop before hitting the trail. Excellent pastries, breakfast. Knowledgeable Baristas to assist in coffee selections. Ask for Christopher. Sadly Stella past a few months ago

Thank Scottkspecialized
Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing vegetarian burrito stuffed with black beans, egg, mushrooms, tomato all in a spinach tortilla! Great hot coffee as well!

Thank rick l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $16
International, Costa Rican, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Across from Casem, 60109, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde
  • Phone Number: 50626455560
Stella's Bakery has been in operation for 23 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 Tuesday to Sunday from 7:00 a.m till 4 p.m Also we count with dinner options during the high season with organic and exlusive options.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?