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The Model Bakery

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644 1st St, Napa, CA 94559
(707) 259-1128
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 6:30 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We stopped in to "look" and left with yummy ginger/molasses cookies and two of the biggest English muffins I've ever seen!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
napiligal
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped in to "look" and left with yummy ginger/molasses cookies and two of the biggest English muffins I've ever seen!!

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Littleton, CO
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovered this amazing bakery a couple of years ago on a trip to Napa. We now make it a habit to visit early each morning for a breakfast sandwich and coffee. "Breakfast sandwich" is really an understatement. The English muffin is not like any other, and the eggs, cheese and ham are awesome. We recently tried the muffins and pastries... More 

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Thank bclackey
Napa, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Model Bakery for years. First when living up valley in Angwin and St. Helena and now delighted to have Model at Oxbow in Napa. We love their Pain Levain bread, all the baguettes, the chocolate Rads and, of course, their incredible English Muffins. We probably love just about everything made by Model.

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Thank Shenapavalley
New York City, New York
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These are the best English muffins in the world! I bought the cookbook and have made them at home -- close but not quite, I'll keep trying! The sourdough breads are fantastic!

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Thank Karen H
Lafayette, California
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149 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the Model Bakery located in the Oxbow Market in Downtown Napa. We stopped in to see what they had for a "to go" lunch. They have both pre-made and made-to-order sandwiches which all are amazing. My favorite was the turkey and Brie sandwich on walnut cranberry sliced bread. This was an incredible sandwich and a perfect way to... More 

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Thank SJDTravel1
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Think of Model Bakery, and you'll think of English muffins. Unless you've previously tried them, if you're not ordering something on an English muffin, or even the English muffin by themselves, what are you doing!? They're airy, crispy, and hold up to different toppings well. If you want warm pastries, you have to specifically ask for them to be reheated.... More 

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Thank Jerry C
Los Angeles, United States
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Great breakfast sandwiches. Nice service and atmosphere, the best english muffins ever. Located adjacent to Downtown Napa for a nice stroll.

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Thank Cassandra B
Napa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Model Bakery has great breads - their French Baguette is excellent - my husband's favorite. You can also get lots of other breads and rolls here, plus sandwiches and salads. Service is excellent and friendly.

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Thank JeevesNapa
Houston, Texas
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346 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We walked here to grab breakfast 2 mornings while staying at the Westin hotel. You definitely need to get there early, or plan on a good wait. I had a breakfast sandwich on an english muffin both mornings - they were wonderful. A terrific way to start a day of wine tasting! They do have picnic tables just outside, so... More 

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Thank SherriLR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Their English muffins. That's all you need to know about model bakery. Everything else really is just icing on the cake. Muffins are phenomenal. Even though they are a bit pricey they're worth every penny. I tend to come and order some to take home for friends and family too. Breakfast sandwiches they make with the English muffins are just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 644 1st St, Napa, CA 94559
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: (707) 259-1128

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?