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Napa General Store & Cafe

#20 of 208 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
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540 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-3353 (5th Street)
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The people are very hospitable. Cozy inside for a cool morning and lovely patio overlooking the Napa River when the weather is good. The food is good and served with a smile.

1 Thank Martide94558
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking around river front and enjoyed the small strip of Napa. Happened to walk into the general store and was pleasantly surprised with the quaint store and venues that surround it!

1 Thank Amber H
napageneral, General Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Glad that you found us and enjoyed yourself here on the riverfront. The riverfront has been growing and developing over the last 16years...we have been around from the beginning and are so happy to folks like yourself willing to explore something newer in wine country. We trust that you enjoyed yourself throughout our beautiful Napa Valley. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for lunch this week. Was so pleasantly surprised. It'd been a few years since I had been here. The service was wonderful and very friendly. I had the shrimp spring rolls and my friend had the chopped chicken salad. The view along the river is really lovely. In the winter when it's cold and rainy they have seating... More 

1 Thank JeevesNapa
napageneral, Guest Relations Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We especially appreciate it when a local person comes forward to express their thoughts as half of our consumer base is a very local audience. So, we trust that we will see youagain before long. Best regards. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We strategically ordered meals so that we could try the bacon, chicken sausage, cornmeal pancakes and french toast. All was delicious. Beautiful outdoor seating. Great service. Perfect place to start vacation!

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our Napa scramble and paleo scramble with a mimosa. Breakfast potatoes and fruit were yum. We sat inside looking out to the patio because it was a little chilly but would love to sit outside facing the river next time. Has a nice wine tasting area and fun cards and gifts. We will be back.

1 Thank Bev8789
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined out on the patio for brunch. Definitely order the chocolate filled beignets! The French toast was tasty, would have been nice to have had some strawberries with it rather than a single sad orange slice. The kids' meals are a good value. On the menu it does say "no substitutions" however I was surprised that of the four... More 

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East Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast. Restaurant had been recommended by a waitress from another place in town. Brioche French Toast was good. The cornmeal pancakes were even better. Coffee was good. Very pleasant staff.

1 Thank Litig8or2014
Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice simple food in a very nice setting. We did wine tasting afterwards with a very knowledgable taster which was excellent

1 Thank LausMac13
napageneral, Guest Relations Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Switzerland! So happy that you enjoyed your visit! It is so fun to have guests visit us from around the world and so glad that you felt welcome and at home here in our Napa General Store house. Please come back again and for now safe travels. More 

Fayetteville, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted everything in the store! Be sure to not only visit the wineries, but downtown Napa, especially the General Store is beautiful and charming!

1 Thank sharonkayz
napageneral, Owner at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your praises on the gift selection of our store. We work very hard to curate a very unique selection of gifts and presents for visitors and locals alike. Our theme is Authentic Napa, so, most items are hand-created by artisans mostly from California, however, we have found some fun gifts from outside our region as well. We... More 

Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like breakfast by the river, fabulous food, great service and a relaxed atmosphere...this is the place!

1 Thank SunnyCideUp
napageneral, Guest Relations Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

We love it when new locals find our spot. Yeah! and yes, it is a pretty sweet spot on the river. So glad you enjoyed yourself and breakfast was enjoyable.!!! Please keep coming in and spreading the love!. Thanks. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Healthy, American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-3353
    (5th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: 17072590762
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?