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The Model Bakery

1357 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1904
707-963-8192
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Ranked #10 of 42 Restaurants in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
california
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

I live locally so this is a regular stop when I'm in town. Lots of goodies to call your name but my go to fav is the English muffin. Trust me, try it.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

You can find pastries, desserts, sandwiches, drinks, and coffee here. Good place to put together a picnic! Would give it excellent, but tables always seem dirty

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San Jose, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I first heard about Model Bakery when they were featured on the Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate. And their English muffin lives up to the hype! Best to have it fresh at the store, toasted, with butter and jam on top, with a cup of coffee or tea. You can also buy them to-go, but are limited... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Great breakfast sandwiches and coffee, the English muffins were the main attraction. We did have a cinnamon roll which was a little dry and not a lot of cinnamon, a little disappointing. Great spot in St. Helena.

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Was recommended on my Fordor's Travel Guide to check it out. I was not disappointed! It's located on Main Street in the middle of the city center. When I arrived for a late lunch it was still growling of people. Had the Turkey & Brie Panini which came with glazed apples on a toasted cranberry bread. It was heaven! The... More

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Danville, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My wife has wanted an English muffin from this little bakery since seeing it featured on a TV show so we happened to be in St Helena and decided to pop in. I purchased an eclair as a spur of the moment choice. The eclair was perfectly average but priced at an absolute premium - very disappointing. The English muffin... More

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Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We happened on the place for lunch last week and were so impressed the 1st visit that we went back a few days later for picnic fixings. Good quality baked goods and imaginative (sharing size)daily special sandwiches. Coffee was good too.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The evening before the quake in Napa we drove through ST. Helena and decided we should have breakfast there the next morning. As we woke up, the second time that morning (the first one was with the tremours that reached Santa Rosa), we were watching the news, deciding how far shouls we venture, St. Helena seemed undamaged. We got to... More

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hong kong
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Obviously a very popular place to go to for a quick lunch. Delicious healthy soup and sandwiches to dine in or take out.

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San Rafael, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The staff seems to think they serve baked goods made by the gods or something, and yeah, it's good, but not THE BEST. Personally, I like to get espresso and a bun and then get outta there since something, I can't quite put my finger on it, makes me uncomfortable in there... A great tourist spot, but with their limited... More

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