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Gillwoods Cafe

American, Bakery, Hamburgers, Café
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1313 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574
707-0963-1788
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average

We went here our first morning in the area. We had no wait to get a table when we arrived at 8:30 on a Thursday morning. The service was prompt. The food was good but not great. The nice thing is farm fresh. My husband had the blueberry pancakes. The batter flavor was good but they were very shy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Wynnelm
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We went here our first morning in the area. We had no wait to get a table when we arrived at 8:30 on a Thursday morning. The service was prompt. The food was good but not great. The nice thing is farm fresh. My husband had the blueberry pancakes. The batter flavor was good but they were very shy on... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

So many choices, fast service and atmospheric. A great place to start the day. I had huevos rancheros that were delicious. A classic cafe. I wish there were still more like this in every city.

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Woodridge, Illinois
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96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I would just say this is an average diner. Nothing fancy. Decent food for on the go purposes. Have not had a bad breakfast here, it is just not a fancy place. Usually have eaten here on the way to the airport.

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Ware, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were taken here for breakfast. It was very busy with a queue and I had high expectations. Sadly it did not as I had hoped. My breakfast was Luke warm and lack luster. It was ok, but this place doesn't stand up to the hype that seems to surround it. For me there are better places to search out... More 

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Philadelphia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

In foodie paradise the expectations are high and the praise comes flowing, perhaps because the competition is not that fierce. But if Gillwoods tried serving up its fare in Philadelphia at half the cost, they would be out of business in a week. The heuvos rancheros, what I ordered, were bland to the point of tasteless, my husbands poached eggs... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

On a long road trip, my wife and I had breakfast in well reviewed restaurants in Reno, San Francisco, and Bend Oregon and Gillwoods Cafe in St. Helena was the best! St Helena is a small town, so we didn't have a lot of options, so we just stumbled in like savages without looking at reviews first. We were pleasantly... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were looking for breakfast at lunch time and stumbled into a locals favourite place. Great food, service and very clean. If you are looking for any information on Napa Valley you will get it here. Highly recommend.

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San Bruno, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were staying next door at the Hotel St. Helena. We wanted something a little different than the hotel's continental breakfast. We went right after it opened, there were already several people inside, but there was a table. We were given coffee immediately, so that is worth 6 stars (you know how that is). Breakfast menu is nice, prices are... More 

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San Francisco, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice all American breakfast done very well. Our party of four had different items off the menu and they were all very good. The serving staff was friendly and nice too. In my opinion you will not be disappointed.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were recommended this cafe as we were looking of a good late breakfast and were unfamiliar with the town. Very helpful staff. God service and value for money for eggs and bacon coked exactly the way you ask for them! Would go again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1313 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
  • Phone Number: 707-0963-1788

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bakery, Hamburgers, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?