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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: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
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  • 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
Delightful old world charm on Main Street in St Helena....the wait is worth it

Fabulous stop for breakfast while strolling St Helena...be prepared to wait in line but the scones are light, flaky and the best we ever have tasted.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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  • Families with children
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Fabulous stop for breakfast while strolling St Helena...be prepared to wait in line but the scones are light, flaky and the best we ever have tasted.

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Loved this place. Old fashioned bakery but only went for an afternoon coffee. I ordered a latte and my wife questioned why I was having a coffee in the afternoon...she tasted mine and then ordered her own. Great little place and I guarantee great place for a pastry and coffee in the am

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Carlsbad, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My husband and I stopped by after some wine tasting on the recommendation of friends who live in the area. Luckily they still had their famous english muffins (which were delicious) along with some homemade jam - also delicious. We both ordered sandwiches - I had the turkey with brie and it was fabulous. There were so many other things... More 

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Hollister
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had to stop in for one of their famous English muffins. Three of us had a breakfast sandwich made with their English muffins and I just had one toasted with butter. All were delicious. I loved the history of the bakery and bought their cookbook which has beautiful photos and shares the story of the building which has been... More 

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Tampa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We were looking for a quick lunch passing through St. Helena and came across The Model Bakery. We were very pleasantly surprised by the selection, quality and freshness of the food and prices. In a place where overspending is basically a local ordinance, we had a great, filling lunch for a very reasonable price. Even if I wasn't looking for... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I stopped in for a croissant but ended up buying sandwiches and kale salad for a picnic. They had a good selection. Ingredients were very fresh and it was tasty. I skipped the coffee and croissant because they did not have restroom facilities.

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Bulverde, Texas
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203 restaurant reviews
851 helpful votes 851 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The baked goods alone make this a place to visit, but then couple that with the incredible lunch offerings and yummy coffees, well you can't help but to stop in and sit for a while. We sat at a booth by the window and enjoyed our tasty morsels as we sipped on our coffee delights and visited with several locals.... More 

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hidden valley lake
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Had them design a guest for a family member, this cake came out wonderful. They are great! The chocolate chip cookies are very yummy, about everything this place does is great! Love going here for a snack

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Los Angeles
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I bought english muffins, bread pudding, french baguette, fruits tarts, ginger and walnut chocolate cookies. All yummy!!! Worth a visit.

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Kathleen, Georgia
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

If I had to impart one bit of advice to some one visiting St Helena it would be to make sure you stop at Model Bakery......of course it helps if you are a "Bakery" kind of person like me. I love all things "Bakery". I promise the English muffins will not disappoint you! This is a small shop with big... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakeries

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?