Top Choice Cafe in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Orchid Coffee

If you’re feeling peckish, go straight to this lovely cafe in Santa Elena, filled with art and light. Take a seat on the front porch and take a bite of heaven. It calls itself a coffee shop, but there’s a full menu …
Cafe in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Café Caburé

This Argentine cafe above the Bat Jungle in Monteverde specializes in creative and delicious everything, from sandwiches on homemade bread and fresh salads, to more elaborate fare like sea bass in almond sauce or fi…
Pizza in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Johnny’s Pizzería

Johnny’s has been serving up wood-fired, thin-crust pizzas in Cerro Plano since 1993. Keep it simple with a margherita or let Johnny impress you with one of his creative combos (like the Monteverde, with prosciutto,…
International in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Morpho’s Restaurant

Dine among gushing waterfalls and fluttering butterflies at this downtown restaurant in Santa Elena. Some call it ‘romantic,’ others call it ‘kitschy’ – but nobody can dispute the excellent, sophisticated menu, whic…
Cafe in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Tree House Restaurant & Café

It’s a fine line between hokey and happy. But this restaurant – built around a half-century-old higuerón (fig) tree – definitely makes us happy. There’s a menu of well-prepared if overpriced standards, from ceviche …
Italian in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Pizzería Tramonti

Tramonti offers authentic Italian, specializing in fresh seafood, hearty pastas and wood-fired pizzas. There’s a decent selection of wines from Italy and Argentina. With a greenery-filled dining room twinkling with …
Fusion in Monteverde & Santa Elena


Sofia has established itself as one of the best places in town with its Nuevo Latino cuisine – a modern fusion of traditional Latin American cooking styles. Think plaintain crusted sea bass, seafood chimichanga or b…
Supermarket in Monteverde & Santa Elena


A big and busy supermarket, at the main intersection in Santa Elena.
Supermarket in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Whole Foods Market

This is not the Whole Foods you might think it is, but you’ll notice some similarities. This is a good but expensive place to pick up fresh produce, as well as spices and other imported ingredients you might not fin…
Bakery in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Stella’s Bakery

A bakery for birders. Come in the morning for strong coffee and sweet pastries, or come later for sandwiches on homemade bread and rich, warming soup. Whenever you come, keep on eye on the bird feeder, which attract…