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The Model Bakery

1357 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1904
707-963-8192
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Ranked #8 of 40 restaurants in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Bakery
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
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134 reviews 134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a St Helena standby. Love the bread. The English Muffins are simply amazing. The sandwiches are great. Here is the downside - avoid the tourist rush after 10am on weekends and get there when the locals do. The weird order system for the coffee drinks overloads with the tourists, so avoid it. The bread is great and lots... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stopped here for coffee and scones on our way through town. Excellent latte and delicious scones. This was worth stopping. I would come back here again.

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Windsor, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Traveling through St. Helena and their was no Starbucks in site. I needed a latte and decided to stop at the bakery. The latte I got was one if the best I have ever had. They use blue bottle coffee and it was so good. Wish I had room for some of there delicious looking baked items but I was... More

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Hartselle, Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Stopped not once but three times on our vacation and really loved it. The peanut butter cookies were a 10 and the bear claws and apple fritters and all the other stuff was amazing.

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Duluth, Georgia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We had morning coffee and a bun from The Model Bakery, I would have liked to try more of their offerings because everything looked wonderful.

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Rohnert Park
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Love this spot! Prepare to be overwhelmed (in the best way possible) by delicious pastry selections and who can refuse a beautiful and tasty coffee?! Not me..

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Boston, MA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

My friend told me about the english muffins and they did not disappoint! I also bought the bacon bread out of curiosity. We decided to make grilled cheese with it, amazing. We then added a sweet onion jam to the mix and it was the best grilled cheese of all time!

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Sacramento, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I highly recommend ordering a toasted English muffin with butter, sitting at one of their tables outside and enjoying the best warm crispy deliciousness ever :-) They can get quite crowded at times, but well worth the wait.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The baked goods here are awesome and the coffee is great also. The english muffins are to die for -like a biscuit, I wish I had brought some home. It gets very busy and is hard to get a table -and loud because all the tables are in the center of the room.

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

And I mean that in the best way possible. These crumpets sell out before noon so get in early to get yours. The cookies and homemade breads and sandwiches are pretty darn fine too.

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