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The Model Bakery

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1357 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1904
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6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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English Muffins and Bread

We buy their bread and english muffins, both of which are excellent. Oh, the ginger cookies are excellent, too. Coffee is Stumptown.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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  • Families with children
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We buy their bread and english muffins, both of which are excellent. Oh, the ginger cookies are excellent, too. Coffee is Stumptown.

Thank Gailyn63
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for the famous English muffin, which my husband had and LOVED! I, however saw this gorgeous toasted bread slice with bacon, melted cheese and a hard cooked egg sliced on top. DELICIOUS!

Thank Tracee A
Tustin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well before most of the businesses along the historic and quaint downtown section of St. Helena, CA begin to stir, there is a line likely already out the door of one business, the Model Bakery. There’s good reason for that. As you enter, you are hit with the wonderful aroma of their fresh baked goods – bagels, scones, muffins, pastries... More 

Thank BruinDan
Calistoga, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their English muffins are to die for! You MUST get a "breakfast sandwich" which is egg, sausage patty, cheese, and Chipotle sauce (add-on or swap-out as you like) in between their famous English muffin. Absolutely the most delicious breakfast sandwich you'll ever eat!

Thank Christy F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch - had amazing home made chicken salad - absolutely delicious. Oh, and the bread ... out of this world !!!!

Thank JayMarshfield
Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

If you love great pastries and breads and don't mind waiting for them this place is a must. Get there early to avoid the rush. Great cappuccino too!

Thank Bonnie J
Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Everything is good but the English muffins are the best in the world, really. I also enjoy the espresso drinks but I've never been able to leave without a toasted English muffin.

Thank Jim W
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Does the title say enough? Everyone comes here for the english muffins and while they're tasty, my heart will always crave cookies... and brownies... and every sweet imaginable. Trust me: they're all good. Try taking home the english muffin and using it as a bun for a burger. Also trust me on this. They also serve and sell Blue Bottle... More 

Thank Kkloc
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Veggie/Pesto Sandwich, English Muffins, and Cookies. All were quite good. Best part was sitting out on the sidewalk on a sunny day to St Helena watch.

Thank Glenn S
Chardon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This place was recommended by Rick Steves, so we went. We couldn't find it at first, it was off to the side of the market, but worth looking for. The best bagels ever! The 4 of us each had a different bagel and they were all fabulous!

Thank dober1

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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
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm

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