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“Food was very good. Service was so so.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Napa General Store & Cafe

Napa General Store & Cafe
540 Main St, Napa, CA 94559
707-259-0762
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Ranked #41 of 246 restaurants in Napa
Price range: $1 - $16
Cuisines: American, Asian, Pizza, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 5th Street
Description: A local favorite for nearly ten years, and located on Napa's thriving Riverfront. Casual, friendly and exceeding guests expectations for breakfast, lunch, wine tasting and unique shopping. Open daily from 8am. Husband and wife owners Jim & Jill Brandt are proud to be a part of Napa's community and strive to deliver great experiences to everyone who visits.
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“Food was very good. Service was so so.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

After walking through downtown for several hours I was starving! Had the Chicken Cesar Salad which was delicious. Waitress was friendly, but once I received my food I never saw her again...until I received my bill. Would definitely go back.

Visited December 2013
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Houston, Texas
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Quick lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We stayed at the Napa River Inn and stopped here for a quick lunch. Food was pretty good, but the service was slow.

Visited September 2013
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Auckland, NZ
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“Surprising mix of store, cafe and wine bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The General Store is a bit of an institution in Napa. It is located right at the end of the main street within the Napa River Inn development and is tucked between other outlets with an area overlooking the river. The store has an interesting and eclectic selection of Napa and wine related gift-ware. There is a small wine bar that specializes in less well known labels and whose staff were really helpful in picking out a bottle to our taste. Then towards the back there is the cafe with seating both inside and out.

The cafe menu was fairly standard but the breakfast we ordered came really fresh to the table and reminded me of home cooked bacon and eggs. There was not a lot of fancy with it but sometimes you just want a good breakfast to start the day and the Store had that in spades.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, Ohio
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“A great place for tasting small wine producers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We didn't have any food there.

The store has lots of interesting, cool, wine-related merchandise and clothing.

We most enjoyed the wine counter. They had probably 40 different wines and vineyards represented, mostly from small producers with runs of 200 or fewer cases per year.

The $20 price of the tasting was in line with everyone else in the valley. Ask for a "Buy One, Get One Free" tasting coupon and you'll likely get one. We had a great time, found Adam at the bar to be very knowledgeable and friendly, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

It was great to do tasting in downtown Napa near our hotel, and to find wines from small producers we couldn't find elsewhere.

We would definitely return.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Napa, California
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“lunch......”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

...first time here with friends...next to NapaRiver & River Walk/pretty area...sat inside/seating outside but chilly day...got seated next to fireplace but too hot so moved to another table/no problem. Server brought water/drinks...we needed a couple more mins to decide what to order but after 15" had to tell another server passing by that we were ready to order. Food good. GeneralStore on other side of restaurant with lots of local/wine themed goodies & wine tasting. Located downtown...SweetiePies just a few steps away to get desserts to go.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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