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Napa General Store & Cafe

#18 of 210 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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Napa, CA
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been having lunch here for many years. Love the food, especially the Chinese Chicken Salad. My Bookclub loves this restaurant and it the only one we go to.

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

Hello Vineyard Walker Thanks so much for sharing your story with us. We are so pleased to be one of your book club's favorite places. Makes us feel a bit more cerebral! Thanks, again....and what's next month's book? Best regards to all your members, Jill More 

Greenwood, Indiana
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While waiting to have lunch in Napa, we happened to walk into this shop and was very pleased to find a nice selection of local items. In fact, we found a gift for a relative that we had been struggling to come up with an idea. The staff were very helpful in seeing that the gift was wrapped securely and... More 

Thank jlh40
napageneral, Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome feedback. Many times we send things out on behalf of someone else and do not get the feedback on the recipients thoughts....glad to hear it made it in good condition and happy family members were the result. Have a great day and hopefully you will consider us again with your gift giving needs. Best to you,... More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a very good lunch here on our last day in Napa. The restaurant has a country motif - with a really good menu. I enjoyed a Bellini with my meal. I had a delicious fried green tomato salad with fresh figs. My husband had a cheeseburger that he really liked. (Although he was disappointed they were out of... More 

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

John and Kathy Glad you enjoyed your selves at lunch the other day. And, sorry about the avacados...there was a slight picking issue that ran about two weeks that actually stopped are normal flow and drove the price up dramatically. I am happy to say that much has been resolved and we are back in avacados. Best to you both... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We started out by doing a winetasting there. Dana was very helpful and we enjoyed the wines that we had. We could see the outside seating area where they were serving lunch. Dana said she would go ahead and get us a table which she did. It was great service and we enjoyed the sandwiches and the view of the... More 

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

David Thanks for your pleasant comments. We are most would say a local's place, we have been here for a bit of time, but, due try to keep the food within reason...so that everyone can enjoy the riverwalk. Glad you enjoyed yourself! Jill More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly helpful staff at this small cafe. Good first place to visit when you arrive at the Napa Valley.

2 Thank Linda J
napageneral, Public Relations Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Linda And we agree...we try to provide a taste of Napa Valley in one stop. You can eat, drink and shop and then eat and drink again. We gotcha covered for breakfast and lunch, drinks and shop til you drop!!! More 

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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sandwiches and salads served inside this great general store. Seating is limited and food is offered to go, as well. Perfect spot to meet a friend for a casual lunch with a little fun shopping for dessert!

1 Thank Teresa O
napageneral, Public Relations Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Teresa Thanks so much for your positive review of our establishment. We love it that our local spot is becoming a great stop for frequent visitors. we hope to see you on the next visit!!!! Best to you! More 

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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised at the quality of food here. I have been here a few times and it seems like it is getting even better. We especially liked the smoked salmon on flatbread. It was so good that I' m salivating just thinking about it. It was a lovely day so we dined on the patio. The ambiance is casual... More 

1 Thank NapaBarbara
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late breakfast here while staying in Napa and couldn't fault the place. The food was amazing, with portion sizes that left us feeling stuffed afterwards, customer service was outstanding, and the outside seating area looked out onto a view of the river. I would definitely recommend this place, and if staying longer would go back myself.

Thank Kat H
Saint Charles, Illinois
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wine bar is great and is program related to local university. Nice selection of wines and knowledgeable servers. Also has a unique gift shop with unusual Napa offerings.

Thank Kevin M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a tasty breakfast within a casual California laid back farmhouse setting. Highly recommend the cornmeal pancakes...very light, slightly crunchy with sweet maple syrup. Add in the delicious thyme-seasoned apple chicken sausage...yum-o! Companion enjoyed a scramble with spinach, mushrooms and cheese and it was equally good. Afterwards, take time to peruse the general store which is chockfull of wine décor,... More 

1 Thank Eric V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Healthy, American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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, Reservations, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?