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Stella's Monteverde

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$5 - $20
International, Costa Rican, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came here twice, because the food was so good!! Aaaand there are some nice birds around and we are birders. We met also some other nice birders. So, this is a very easy way to meet others with this passion. The manager and staff...are also very kind. We come back! Ps: try the french toast!!! Best I’ve ever had!! ❤️More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our first time here, and it did not disappoint! I had the pancakes- which were quite possibly the best I have ever had. The syrup is made in house from sugar cane, oranges, and cinnamon-for someone raised on New Hampshire maple syrup, I was quite...impressed! The misses had the vegetarian breakfast burrito. The mango chutney was delicious! We ate outside, and were treated to a beautiful display of a variety of birds ( including a green toucanet ) and cute, well behaved squirrels dining at the feeders. The staff were incredibly friendly and very attentive. Highly recommend if you go to Monteverde!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went twice because the fist time was a little disappointing. I had a carrot cake and it was dry, the coffee not too strong to mixed with soy milk. The second time I stopped for lunch and ordered the pulled bbq chicken sandwich and...it was very well done, including the side potatoes and dressing. You should sit in the back garden and enjoy many birds and squirrels eating fruits... Buen provecho, KMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is healthy and hearty here at Stella's. Had the hummus wrap and it was very tasty. They feed bananas to the local birds and a local toucan rules the roost. Very entertaining.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 24, 2020 via mobile

We had a late lunch here and were very warmly welcomed by the staff. The food was good and the fresh juices were super yummy - you should try this place when around Monteverde!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 2, 2020 via mobile

Lasagnas were quite average, I don’t recommend them. Desserts and bakery goods are fantastic, as well as the coffee

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed June 23, 2020

Been here a few times and each time we had a great lunch. Setting is so pretty, food is excellent - would highly recommend

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed May 21, 2020

As a local resident, I eat here frequently because the food is superb and because the atmosphere - a rich tropical garden of epiphytic trees, hanging vines, and flowering shrubs) with an array birds at bird-feeders near the outdoor tables - is a microscosm of...the cloud forest. For both atmosphere and fine dining it is over the top.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed May 19, 2020

The pasta is really good, everything tastes fresh and healthy. The pancakes are perfect and I just love the recipes and the harmonious flavor in the dishes. Great service, totally recommend!

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed April 13, 2020

The allure of this cafe is not only the food, which is delicious (we had the pankcakes and a breakfast burrito, which were both very tasty), or the coffee but the fact that while you're enjoying your breakfast you can sit in the back garden...and watch as a large variety of birds descends right in front of you. We stayed long after we finished our breakfast, just feasting on the sights. It's a nice stop before you go to Monteverde.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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December 12, 2019|
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Response from Daniel W | Reviewed this property |
It was opened when we were there late October. Love that place!
August 14, 2019|
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Response from Stellasmonteverde | Property representative |
Si tenemos opciónes libre de gluten.
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