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Napa General Store & Cafe

540 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-3353
+1 707-259-0762
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (68 reviews)
“french toast” (17 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
Healthy, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
540 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-3353
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

cute little place in the heart of downtown Napa. All the usual suspects: waffles, eggs, pancakes. The food was good. We had the Napa scramble, waffles, fruit and chicken sausage. The waffles were soggy which is why I cannot give them 5 rating. Everything was...More

Thank Max P
napageneral, Owner at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Max - Thanks for taking the time to review your recent brunch with your family. Delighted you found us and enjoyed a number of different brunch items. I apologize for the waffle - it should be nice and crunchy - I'll let our kitchen...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for brunch from San Diego for my birthday weekend with the family. I absolutely loved the vibe and the food was delicious as well as the mimosas! I liked the “rustic” feel of the place. We ate indoors because it was a bit...More

Thank travelingCAgal
napageneral, Owner at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful words and comments. Glad your group enjoyed the visit. We love visiting San Diego! Look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Best Jim

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had brunch here again recently with an old friend . I told her to have the huevos rancheros, which I had had before and thought were the best I had tasted since the Dine in Yountville, many years ago. I had the french toast...More

1  Thank Ellen V
napageneral, Owner at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ellen - Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. Being compared to the old Diner in Yountville is high praise! I appreciate your taking the time to review us and we look forward to your next visit. Best Jim

Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

What do you do when your tour gets cancelled? Go to the Napa General Store, check out all of the local’s talented artistry, and “do” a wine tasting. You will get to taste wines from vineyards that you probably won’t ever get to taste. Check...More

Thank CarolAnn G
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

The breakfast my wife and I had there was not good. Deep fried potatoes deep-fried bacon. She had the eggs Benedict, the hollandaise sauce was disgusting.More

Thank Bigshoter
napageneral, Owner at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. I'm so sorry to hear that your recent visit wasn't satisfactory - we try hard to make sure every guest has a memorable experience. I apologize that we didn't meet your expectations and ask that...More

Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Great opportunity to try small production Napa wineries. Staff was great and knowledgeable. Cafe inside offers good food. Family friendly.More

Thank mandydhr
JillBMOVING, Owner at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

Thanks so much for your positive feedback. It is so much fun bringing the small boutique wineries to market as they really are the ones leading the way on updated varietals, procedures and new trends. Deb runs the wine bar and she is great!!! So...More

Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

You can sit outside when it's warm with a wonderful view of the river. It's a terrific spot. They offer breakfast, brunch on the weekends, lunch, all with good well priced food and very nice service. They also have a very good gift shop and...More

Thank JeevesBertie
JillBMOVING, Owner at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Thanks Jeeves Bertie Our loyal local following from folks like yourself is truly what makes us such a fun spot. We work hard to bring great food at an affordable price and keep our gift selection as unique as possible!!! Thanks again for your positive...More

Reviewed January 10, 2018

This is a great place for breakfast or lunch downtown. Beautiful patio overlooking the river. The store has all kinds of great local products. The tasting bar features a lot of small, local wine brands that don't have tasting rooms. Nice people too.

Thank wendytrotta
napageneral, Owner at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2018

Thank you Wendy. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. We love talking about our artisan wine makers and the hand crafted wines they share with us. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here for a brief break before dinner. I tried the "Hard Lemonade" and was floored at hospital delicious it was. The tasting host was very friendly and informative. I definitely recommend a stop at this wonderful tasting room.

Thank John W
Reviewed November 14, 2017

The food was best breakfast ever! I never had Maplewood bacon and got is it yummy! It is a small restaurant so during peak season definitely reserve a table. We waited 45 minutes but it was well worth the wait!

Thank Amy H
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March 14, 2018|
Response from johnnnita | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast there is served daily starting at 8 AM (every day) until 12 noon. Brunch also starts at 8 AM on Satuday and Sunday and ends at 3 PM.
March 14, 2018|
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Response from CarolAnn G | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. We were there for a tasting and to be out of the rain.
June K
October 12, 2015|
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Response from TereMarta | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call the cafe directly to confirm your reservation. When we went there for lunch, we were a party of six and we didn't have a reservation but we readily got a table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
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: +1 707-259-0762
  • E-mail
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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