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The Model Bakery

644 1st St, Napa, CA 94559
(707) 259-1128
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Ranked #1 of 236 restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Oakland, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Allegedly fabulous english muffins were...fine. But not noteworthy. Breakfast sandwich was, again, fine, but not remarkable in any way. There are better bakeries, better breakfast joints. If you're curious, go ahead, but lower your expectations. Another case of mass-hysteria, where they hype far outstrips the reality. Service was atrocious - we were next in the single line, when a girl... More

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Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

we had the english muffin because of the other reviews recommending it. It was a divine as suggested. The problem is that I couldn't stop there. They have sandwiches that are incredible and a desert section that is drool-inducing. There are picnic tables outside and it's right next to the wonderful oxbow market.

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Maumee, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Small bakery just over the river from downtown Napa. Great breakfast pastries and yummy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies! Staff is so friendly, location is perfect to the Westin Verasa hotel!

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Fullerton, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Agreed. I also thought, "Just how good can an English muffin get?" When skinny people are ordering breakfast sandwiches with bacon, it is THAT good. We had just the toasted muffin with butter and jam, and we found our why this was featured on The Best Thing I Ever Ate. The Blue Bottle coffee is a bargain, and the cookies... More

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

BEST breakfast sandwiches I have EVER had!! Their food makes up for their poor/slow service. I would recommend coming here and perfect location if youre staying at the Westin!

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Napa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had these when we went on a Foodies on Foot tour- split and toasted with butter- you'll go back often to get some more!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I read about the Model Bakery's English Muffins and thought- how good could an English Muffin really get. Well, I sure got my answer with my first bites of their famous breakfast baked goods! I brought these back to the house to friends from all over the country. They all agreed that, yes, these are some special English Muffins! My... More

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great pastry, danishes, breads, sandwiches and coffee - what's not to like?! I loved stopping in for a quick breakfast. A few mornings we did sit out front in the sun enjoying our treats as well. When you walk in the aroma is just fantastic - you know you are going to get something good. The problem is that there... More

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Locals told us we had to try this Bakery...Best English Muffins we have ever had. Went back twice for more and will be back. Thanks!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

There is nothing here to dislike and everything to like. Their bakery goods are yummy good, way above par. I ordered an espresso/latte with three shots of espresso, the barrista made it perfectly. They use Peets coffee here which is a brand new coffee for me. You cannot purchase Peets in the midwest. Order it on line if you wish.... More

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