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Napa General Store & Cafe

#26 of 228 Restaurants in Napa
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Healthy, American, Pizza, Wine Bar
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540 Main St, Napa, CA 94559 (5th Street)
17072590762
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Description: A local favorite for nearly ten years, and located on Napa's thriving...
A local favorite for nearly ten years, and located on Napa's thriving Riverfront. Casual, friendly and exceeding guests expectations for breakfast, lunch, wine tasting and unique shopping. Open daily from 8am. Husband and wife owners Jim & Jill Brandt are proud to be a part of Napa's community and strive to deliver great experiences to everyone who visits.
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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Stop for a snack and coffee

The corn meal pancakes with maple syrup are great. Cannot find them in other places. After a walk along the Napa trail river it was a great surprise to find the cafe open. Most shops and cafes will not open until 10 am. Located next to the Napa river, nice interior and friendly staff. Need to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Mike M
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London, United Kingdom
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British Columbia
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270 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this store and cafe has a variety of unique local items, they tend to be overpriced compared to ones found at the wineries themselves or in the local stores.

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Thank Happytraveller604
napageneral, Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

We are happy that you came to the General Store while visiting the Napa Valley. And thank you for noticing our very unique local items. Many items are exclusively designed for us by USA artisans. Although, USA artisans' products are never the lowest price, due to their excellent craftsmanship we are able to 100% guarantee items sold here, which, in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely cafe with a great gift store. We had breakfast and lunch here. Always a great atmosphere with fantastic service

Helpful?
Thank Fionnuala Q
napageneral, General Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words. We try very hard to keep everything casual and changing for both our local and visiting audience. We are honored to be a local spot for 14 years now...and appreciate all our returning guests! Thanks again for Always enjoying the atmosphere here at the General Store!. More 

Wayzata
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you're booked pretty solid on tastings and don't have time for a long lunch, hit this spot for sandwiches made on the fly or pre-made. You can get in and out fast. Check the well in the floor on the back - they recently found an old well and instead of covering it back up, they sealed in in... More 

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Thank DrJonz
California
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183 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The Napa General Store is located on the water in a re-purposed old building. They serve food inside and also outside on a nice patio. It is always full of diners and shoppers so it is somewhat hectic and difficult to find an open table. However, that is because the food is very good. The Rueben sandwich was full and... More 

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Thank TJFLG42
napageneral, General Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! And you are one of the reasons that we are full. We very much appreciate your patronage. Also, note, we will always save you a table simply ring us or make a reservation on our site or on the open table website. Thanks again! More 

Folsom, California
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Great place for breakfast with a wonderful menu and helpful friendly help. Also check out the interesting gift shop.

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Thank Mahaloken
USA
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185 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a very touristy shop full of unnecessary knick knacky kinds of things. Very crowded merchandising displays. The wine bar is nice; a bit pricey like everything else in Napa - best is the wine steward who is very friendly and offers good wines by the glass. Not much atmosphere, though, as you are plunked in the middle of... More 

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Thank islands4321
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

The corn meal pancakes with maple syrup are great. Cannot find them in other places. After a walk along the Napa trail river it was a great surprise to find the cafe open. Most shops and cafes will not open until 10 am. Located next to the Napa river, nice interior and friendly staff. Need to improve a bit the... More 

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Thank Mike M
watertown, CT
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231 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

It is Napa so everything is a little...unique. This place is not a general store but they serve a really great breakfast, plated with style and brought to the table kindly. The seating outside is great although the "riverview" is a joke. It is more like a sad muddy canal. The goods in the store are ok but pretty touristy.... More 

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Thank aaronds
napageneral, Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your breakfast. And, yes you are right, we are not a traditional general store, but, we are in the sense that a general store was "a social gathering place" and we like that it is still a casual place to gather...we are fortunate to provide that for a host of local gatherings. And, yes depending on the... More 

Napa, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We have lunch here regularly. The menu is interesting, the food is wonderful, service is fabulous... we particularly enjoy Nori and Lisa... Today we had tortilla soup and sandwiches. Yummy!! Walking through the store to get to the restaurant is always an adventure. They have so many 'wine-themed' items. Furniture, a divider, and candle holders made of barrel staves, and... More 

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Thank Jeanne C
napageneral, Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Jeanne We are fortunate to live in such a special valley with so many beautiful folks that call this Napa Valley home. All of us at NGS, love and appreciate you as well! Mutual admiration society!!! Thank you always for your patronage!!! Smiles...J&JB. More 

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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Cute shop downtown but selection was items you could find anywhere. A few items that were local but nothing exciting. Someone said hello to us when we entered, but otherwise no offers for help.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 540 Main St, Napa, CA 94559
    (5th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: 17072590762

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16
  • Cuisine: Healthy, American, Pizza, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

Description

A local favorite for nearly ten years, and located on Napa's thriving Riverfront. Casual, friendly and exceeding guests expectations for breakfast, lunch, wine tasting and unique shopping. Open daily from 8am. Husband and wife owners Jim & Jill Brandt are proud to be a part of Napa's community and strive to deliver great experiences to everyone who visits.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?