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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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7:00 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, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
    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
Fantastic bakery

You will have difficult time making up your mind in this place. Great selection of breads, pastries, croissants, cookies, and some lunch items (salads, sandwiches etc.) and good coffee. European style. Simply delicious. It would be great to have more vegan and gluten-free options.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
GlobalGypsy2014
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Melbourne, Florida
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  • Families with children
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English first
Melbourne, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

You will have difficult time making up your mind in this place. Great selection of breads, pastries, croissants, cookies, and some lunch items (salads, sandwiches etc.) and good coffee. European style. Simply delicious. It would be great to have more vegan and gluten-free options.

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San Francisco, California
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126 reviews 126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Ever since Michael Chiarello mentioned the English Muffins at model bakery, we have been back over and over again to buy the max of 6 per person! These are not like your typical English Muffins, they are large and fluffy and just plain delicious. The other offerings are good too but these are definitely the reasons why we keep returning!

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Sacramento, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My favorite bakery in Napa! They make their own English muffins and we always buy some to take home. Not a ton of seating but just really great eats!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Stopped at this bakery on our way out of Napa and had the best English muffin of my life.I kid you not the next time I go there I'm going to buy six dozen of and freeze them . We also bought an egg sandwich and it was probably the best egg sandwich I've ever had!!coffee was great too I... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The perfect early morning stop for an espresso and fresh from the oven pain au chocolate. Be prepared for a bit of a wait at breakfast this is an extremely popular place (for good reason)

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Richland, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This bakery had some interesting pastries in the case. We only bought espresso drinks and cookies but were tempted by other things. We enjoyed the break and it was fun to do some people watching. The staff was very friendly and helpful!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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
56 helpful votes 56 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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Additional Information about The Model Bakery

Address: 1357 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1904
Phone Number: 707-963-8192
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
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
Cuisine: Bakeries

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?