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The Model Bakery

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1357 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1904
707-963-8192
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6:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
English Muffins

These are not your typical English muffins. This is definitely a must-stop for breakfast during your trip to Napa. All their baked goods are amazing, but I just tried the Cinnamon Popovers for the first time and they were incredible. The coffee is not my favorite (Blue Bottle) but definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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NYC
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  • Families with children
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NYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

These are not your typical English muffins. This is definitely a must-stop for breakfast during your trip to Napa. All their baked goods are amazing, but I just tried the Cinnamon Popovers for the first time and they were incredible. The coffee is not my favorite (Blue Bottle) but definitely come for everything else!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great bread and pastries... as well as gourmet coffee. The place to have breakfast in St. Helena. A go-to place.

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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

For years I have been hearing how good this place is, so with a little time to kill we went in for a croissant and coffee. The latter was good, but the oversized, flavorless and inexcusably dense croissant was just awful. Have they never had a really good one on which to model their own? I know this is not... More 

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Arlington, Va
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was a nice break from wine tastings and always a good idea to start your day with a breakfast. Muffins were excellent

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Danville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

beautiful fragrant breads and cookies on display. They serve Blue Bottle coffee and have daily fresh salads. We had a great sweet potato salad. Great ambiance

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Boonsboro, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

You open the door and the smell is intoxicating! Everything is so fresh and wonderful! My husband and I each got a pastry and coffee. I think I could have eaten the entire shop! The staff behind the counter was very friendly and inviting. You must go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We stopped in for an afternoon coffee and snack while strolling around St. Helena. The iced coffee was excellent. They also had a large selection of pastries, cookies, breads, and other snacks. We shared a cookie and a pastry, and both were delicious.

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Sonoma, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is just one of the gems of the Wine Country. THere is not one item in this bakery that is not delcious. The coffee is great. I adore the egg sandwiches, the muffins, scones & cinnamon rolls - yum, yum, yum! Definitely make time for in on your wine country visit!

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Napa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

this is a local favorite for fresh on site made baked breads (the asiago sourdough is our favorite) and pastries. They serve small breakfasts and lunch salads and very good coffee and espresso drinks. The seating is limited and people tend to meet to catch up and stay a while. Still the line is out the door with dogs on... More 

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St. Helena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A St. Helena gem - one of our popular coffee shops. Offers great sandwiches, pizzas, salads and of course breads. Check them out for special occasion cakes as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1357 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1904
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
  • Phone Number: 707-963-8192

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm

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