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Stella's Monteverde

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What you can expect during your visit
  • 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
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$20
CUISINES
International, Costa Rican, Cafe, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming to Monteverde for about 10 years. A visit (or 2) to Stella's is always on the agenda. The food and service just keep getting better. Whether for breakfast, lunch. or a coffee and bakery treat the indoor/outdoor atmosphere are makes the...visit to this wonderous area complete. Yum, yum and yum!More

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

Fantastic breakfast in the most enchanting setting. The outdoor patio was full of succulents, flowering plants and hummingbirds. The staff was warm and welcoming.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021 via mobile

Excellent breakfast before we headed into the reserve. The garden area where we sat was very pretty. The kids loved the waffles and French toast. The typical breakfast was excellent as well. Everything we had was great!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

Stella’s was so amazing that we ate there 3 days in a row!! The restaurant has a wonderful vibe. Pleasant lounge music playing in the background. There is a stunning succulent garden on the back dining area. Everything is made fresh daily including all the...baked items. We took 2 loafs of whole wheat bread with us when we left. It’s was the best fresh baked bread I’ve had! Over the 3 days our group(11) tried just about everything on the menu. Nothing disappointed. Stella was making her rounds saying hello to everyone while also serving. She has been in business there for 30 years! The quality of food and love for what she does shows. Our crew highly recommends.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 17 June 2021 via mobile

So fresh and delicious in the cutest cafe imaginable. Everything we tried was so good and I can’t wait to go back and get more. The BBQ chicken sandwich and the humans wrap were so fresh and wholesome. You can tell they really care about...giving healthy options and locally sourced food. Lobe their mission and attention to the environment. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 7 June 2021 via mobile

We had a great experience at Stella’s. We ordered 5 different breakfast options and they were all delicious. The place is also super cute and green. LOVED IT!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Di Santamria, Marketing at Stella's Monteverde, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2021

Sara, thank you for visiting us and writing this nice review, we hope you can come back soon.

Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

What was better - the food or the people? Coin toss because both were outstanding! Lasana Fresca Pollo Aurora was recommended along with a local Pilsner followed by homemade blackberry ice cream. Outstanding flavors! Beautiful succulents, bougainvilleas, birds all added to the ambiance. We can’t...wait to go back tomorrow!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Di Santamria, Marketing at Stella's Monteverde, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2021

Karen, thank you for visiting Stella's, we are happy that you will try our Aurora Chicken Lasagna, and we appreciate your review, we hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 1 June 2021

We wound up having lunch at Stella’s three times. I had the vegetable soup all three times, it was so good. All of their food is homemade. Desserts were also good, either eat there or buy some baked goods to take back to the hotel...with you. There is some seating outside, which I preferred, and some inside. Staff were all very nice. They will call a taxi for you when you’re ready to leave. Covid protocols were excellent, including a wash basin outside the cafe.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Di Santamria, Marketing at Stella's Monteverde, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2021

Axasal, thank you for your review, our garden is one of our treasures, we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 25 May 2021

Lovely little cafe where we stopped twice after early morning birdwatching trips to have coffee and pastries. The staff were very nice and we really enjoyed the cinnamon rolls! Cute place to relax at after a busy morning :)

Date of visit: May 2021
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Di Santamria, Marketing at Stella's Monteverde, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2021

Jackieb, thank you for your review, we are fortunate to have visits from different species of birds, we hope you will return to Stella's soon.

Reviewed 29 April 2021

My husband and I came here for lunch after we walked the cloud forest. We sat in the back patio which is a lovely garden space with giant trees and birds singing over head. The waiter was great, friendly, and prompt and the food was...delicious as well. My husband enjoyed the lasagna while I had the Ragu and we both agreed we would go back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Di Santamria, Marketing at Stella's Monteverde, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2021

Tabolden, Thank you very much for your review, we hope you can return soon.

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Response from Daniel W | Reviewed this property |
It was opened when we were there late October. Love that place!
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Response from Stellasmonteverde | Property representative |
Si tenemos opciónes libre de gluten.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stella's Monteverde

Yes, Stella's Monteverde offers takeout services.

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

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