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The Model Bakery

644 1st St, Napa, CA 94559
(707) 259-1128
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Ranked #6 of 247 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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91% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Vancouver Island, Canada
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

All we had was the english muffin, so can't comment on anything else, but!!! redefined what an english muffin can be. I'm afraid I will never be able to eat the grocery store variety again...

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Cupertino, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This place was hopping so we stopped here for breakfast before the wine train. Food wasn't as great as I thought it would be given the crowd, but maybe the baked goods are better (we had breakfast sandwiches).

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Thanks Tripadvisor for this lead. We loved our breakfast sandwiches and purchased a six pack of english muffins for the rest of our tip. I will plan on going back next time in Napa.

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Huntington Beach, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We went there to have lunch. We ordered the chicken sandwich and saw someone with pizza and had to try a slice. The pizza had huge pepperoni on it and the crust was delicious. The sandwich was very tasty also. Didn't get any sweets, am sure we missed out.

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United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Frustrating experience waiting over 25 minutes...yes 25 minutes...for my latte while my breakfast wrap was getting cold. When my husband politely pointed out that we hadn't received my drink yet after the first 20 minutes I'd been standing at the coffee pick-up counter, the manager told him everyone would be served when it was their turn. Totally rude!! When they... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went here for breakfast as it was near our hotel. I had a pain aux rasin and a carrot and apple muffin. The pastry from the pain aux raisn wasn't flakey enough for me - I only had 4 flakes while eating it fall on the plate. As there were items advertised as being from the day before I... More

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Alpine, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great English muffins... Coffee not so great! Good place for quick breakfast! Many wonderful breads! Make sure to take some with ya! WesTex guy here!

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202 reviews 202 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

In downtown Napa it can be hard to find something that non-Americans would understand as being breakfast. The Model Bakery has a range of breakfast 'sandwiches' that are freshly made, don't taste like they've come off a production line and are piping hot. I'd recommend starting with their vegetable offering and adding bacon if such is to your liking. There's... More

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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

exceptional breakfast sandwiches are a staple of every visit our family makes to Napa - then we end up buying pizza, desserts, breads, cookies . . .

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Although the service was a bit slow and disorganized, the quality of the items offered at this bakery more than made up for it. The English muffins are the best I've ever had, they are an absolute must-have. There is a nice outdoor seating area where you can sit and relax in the shade and eat (devour) your English muffin.

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