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Napa General Store & Cafe

#22 of 212 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
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540 Main St, Napa, CA 94559 (5th Street)
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a nice lunch/brunch on the outdoor patio; the wait was not too bad for a holiday weekend. The huevos rancheros and Napa scramble were both very good with the right amount of spice and flavor. The service was good but a little fragmented. It’s one of these places where multiple people see to your table and it doesn’t... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped for a quick lunch on our way to Yountville - what a find! This is a lovely cafe that we stumbled across. It was down a little lane with a lovely garden. We sat outside as it was a beautiful, sunny day and it was very pleasant. I had the Vietnamese salad which was sensational. Lovely, fresh flavours.... More 

Thank SteveandSonya
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cute little cafe in the back of the General Store gift shop. You will find souvenirs, wine tastings and great food all under one roof!

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

Thanks so much for your positive review. We are actually a local store as well as a Visitor's destination...we try as hard as we can to balance between the two. We represent many of our great wine barrel artisans as well as photographers, artists and jewelers, etc. We pride ourselves on being a local spot for breakfast and lunch as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Found this place on Open Table. What a great find! Great food and service in an adorable location. Our waitperson was terrific. So was our meal--omelets were cooked to order, sourdough toast and a killer cappuccino. Go!

Thank Beth H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for souviniers, there isn't much here. It's a nice store (we didn't eat in the cafe) but nothing really to take home.

Thank Tricia N
Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have wonderful things in this shop. It was fun to look around and we picked up a few presents here and there.

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

Thanks Jenn! So glad that you enjoyed the store. We work really hard at creating new and different items that are authentically Napa and actually have many items custom created for just us. FUN is really the way to go and we all need a bit more of it for sure!!!! Cheers and we hope to see on your next... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up shopping and making substantial wine purchases due to excellent, patient servers. Next time, based on our wonderful wine purchase, we will definitely return to the General Store for a meal and allow extra time to shop their unique store that has something for everyone. It is walking distance from the Napa historic hotel.

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

Susan Thanks for your kind words about your experience at the store. The Napa General Store was named based on the age of this building dating back to 1893...in those years, it would only have been either a general store or a mercantile store. We chose general store because it was a social gathering place...and that is what we are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Living, as I do, in Vermont, the format of this store is somewhat similar to our country stores which sometimes offer food, among many other retail offerings. The retail offerings are not vast, as they often are in our country stores, but neither does the restaurant dominate the space. The offer table service, both inside and outside. It was a... More 

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

Thanks for your review of our local store. We stay in our lane of authentically Napa products, wine and fare...not trying to reinvent the wheel. Must say, inspiration came from your state via your iconic Vermont Country Store, may we be half as successful. Thanks for visiting. More 

Napa Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very poplar spot for breakfast, especially weekends. You can figure on a 30 minute wait but it's worth it. Varied menu with moderate prices, large portions and lovely outdoor area bordering the Napa river. The corn meal pancakes and French toast are especially yummy. Indoor seated is a bit crowded and we found the service not as... More 

Thank Renee' M
napageneral, Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Renee We so appreciate all of our local support over the last 15 years. We would not be here without you!!! Thanks so much for sharing our story and bringing more people into the fold. Best to you, Your friends at Napa General Store More 

Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with my wife on our first visit to Napa. Had heard about this place… Food was just Good and ok certainly not terrible but expected more… Wine selection was great. Good but was not wow'd. Sorry

Thank katjoban

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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, Reservations, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
    (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?