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The Model Bakery

644 1st St, Napa, CA 94559
(707) 259-1128
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Ranked #4 of 246 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
United States
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Melbourne
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194 reviews 194 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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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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Napa, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Model Bakery, a long time fixture of Saint Helena, has gone organic. Suffice to say, what went from an average to good experience to superb. I crave the Ciabatta and the Pan Levain. They have that crisp crust and chewy crumb that only great flour, starter, brick oven & know how can produce. The baguettes are also great. I liked... More

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McHenry, MD
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This bakery is well worth a short walk over the bridge! The english muffins are to die for, and the apricot/pecan scone was excellent too. The place feels like a blast from your past if you grew up near a local bakery like I did.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I heard from a lot of people that I HAD to try this place. It's kind of busy in the mornings, but it was worth the wait. Right when you walk in, you smell delicious fresh breads. Blueberry muffins are awesome!

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The food offered at the bakery makes it a perfect lunch stop for all syles of eating. The bakery products are amazing. What a great place to get a picnic to go as you wine-taste in Napa.

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