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Gillwoods Cafe

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1313 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1904
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Moline, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

These were one of the best eggs Benedict I've ever had. He had roasted tomato and fresh avocado which made them delicious. This is definitely a local place and we were well served and staff was very friendly.

Thank Vacation-Advocates
Silverado, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving through St. Helena and needed a quick breakfast stop. We called ahead and ordered a breakfast sandwich...it was amazing! We would definitely order one again and someday we hope to take the time to eat at this friendly little restaurant.

Thank Linda O
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I ate the bagel and lox with capers. It was delicious! The staff was very attentive with refilling coffee and making sure we were OK. I was with a party of 8 and they had us seated and eating in no time. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food. I know I did!

Thank Rebecca A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Hearty breakfast and efficient staff. I had the fresh fruit and yogurt plate. The bread is rustic. I had toasted rye. My cousin had the bagle and lox. Looked fresh with tomatoes and capers.

Thank Suzanne G
Longwood, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Here is a great little place for breakfast or a quick lunch. Family flair and story and the locals come here too. Burger was perfect. I had a soup and salad as I eat light. Perfect. Quaint. Friendly. Fast.

Thank Rick G
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Roasted tomatoes are amazing. My favorite breakfast spot in the Valley. Great low key diner style place with hearty (read: Hangover) breakfast food.

Thank texaskim
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Breakfast was good, you get plenty of food but it was a little pricey for breakfast. Very friendly people.

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Sorry, my camera battery died, so no food pic. Pop a baby aspirin (blood thinner), bring the defibrillator, for their wonderful artery clogging food. The chicken fried steak, with gravy, which has, not bits, but chunks of sausage, along with their hash browns, not just warmed up white pile of potato strings, but real browned hash browns, are, what all... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

In St Helena we found many storefront restaurants on Main St. This was a comfortable close restaurant with tables nearby where strangers can begin to interact and share experiences and recommendations for fellow travelers. Beef Barley soup was very tasty, a nice Gorgonzola and pear salad was the healthiness meal of the weekend and my wife turkey on ciabatta bread... More 

Thank Brad4242
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Fabulous food and service! Made me feel like a local! We went twice because it was so good and very reasonable!

Thank Colorado1girl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1313 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1904
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
  • Phone Number: 17079631788

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?