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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 65
    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
Ina's recommendation

I a a big fan of Ina Garten and she loves this bakery. She has never steered me wrong. The English muffins are fantastic here. A good quick breakfast place, just grab and go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
chefbaby2013
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I a a big fan of Ina Garten and she loves this bakery. She has never steered me wrong. The English muffins are fantastic here. A good quick breakfast place, just grab and go.

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Thank chefbaby2013
Vero Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on the way back to SF and saw beautiful bread in the window. Bought a baguette as was mot disappointed. Why can't every bakery make bread like this?

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Thank Alan M
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have come for both breakfast and lunch. The english muffins are not be missed. Grab a delicious sandwich to bring along with you while you are wine tasting.

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Thank KerryM22
Kansas City, Missouri
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love to stop here for a quick breakfast when visiting Napa Valley. The breakfast sandwiches are wonderful, but you also can't go wrong with the English muffins (make sure to try the homemade jams, as well!). The prices are reasonable for the area and they have a great selection of breakfast pastries, sandwiches, and rolls.

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Thank Jaime J
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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154 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You typically don't go to a bakery in the morning for English Muffins but at this bakery, it's a must. Sure they have excellent coffee and regular bakery foods but you must order their English Muffins. Highly recommend and you won't be disappointed. OH - and their bread sticks are out of this world while you're sipping some fine wines.

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Thank ShermanSUV
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for breakfast, lots of choices, always packed. Good option for families and anyone looking to pick up picnic items.

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Thank Smsp7
St. Helena, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Great place to have morning coffee and a roll. Also don't fail to take some of the good bakery goods home or to you hotel room for a later snack. Always fresh and nice people. We use it a a gathering spot for a group of ladies that walk together every morning and then finish up there for coffee and... More 

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Thank VSP1998
Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We went there for the amazing English muffins, and they were great! Everything we had was excellent.

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Thank Deirdre W
Sacramento, California
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Busy place on Main Street, St. Helena. Lots of folks there at 8 am on a Friday, but plentiful staff had the crowd under control. Latte just like I asked for it. Got some delicious house-made granola to take home.

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Thank Sprout15
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The english muffins are nothing like you think they should be. They are hands down the best! Great coffee and wonderful breakfast sandwiches

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Thank Denise R C

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?