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The Model Bakery

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1357 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1904
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best breakfast sandwiches and chai tea I've had. They have homemade English muffins that are to die for that make the sandwich great ! Well worth it!

Thank Jennifer R
Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing service, very friendly staff! Delicious muffins and cookies, great and fresh salads for lunch as well.

Thank Oferlevy
Troy, Michigan
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We flew into Napa Valley for our 25th Anniversary with 12 friends and I was surprised to find out that at the end of our private chef prepared meal, we were given the wrong cake. Our chef picked up the cake and never in a million years would I have thought that we had the wrong cake! So, instead of... More 

Thank mfanroy
Westmont, NJ
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bakers must be up at 3 a.m. to make all the fresh baked goods, sandwich combos and coffee needed to start each day. This place sells "quality" and is therefore very busy. While vacationing here it would be difficult to pass up the chances to stop in, so we didn't, instead heading in on different days for plain croissants,... More 

Thank NJDogfather
Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in St. Helena for my son's wedding and wondered in. English muffins fantastic! There was a line but went quickly. The coffee was excellent as well. Cute outdoor seating.

Thank CatherineB882
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just ok, the muffins that they are known for ("best thing I ever ate") fly out the door by the dozen. The one we ate was not worth the hoopla, chewy like if it was microwaved and just plain. Maybe that's how it's so pose to be. Latte good with Stumptown bean.

Thank PerlaSeattle
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe I went there with high expectations because of all the glowing reviews I'd seen here but to me the place was just okay.

Thank ariolam
Saline, Michigan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gotta love a bakery with a line out the door at 9 a.m. Enjoy the breakfast sandwich in a tortilla. Wonderful! Coffe was great and the atmosphere was homey with shared picnic tables.

Thank jaharris6family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nitro brewed coffee. Three words that delight my palette, and stir the adrenaline. Model cold brews Stumptown in nitrogen to yield a very Guinness-like beverage with a huge kick of caffeine. The baked goods are also wonderful, especially their English Muffin. It became our regular morning stop during our mid-week mini-vacation in St. Helena. It's popular with locals, so be... More 

Thank Tim W
St. Helena, California
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The Model is a hangout for locals and tourists alike. Everything they serve is wonderful and reasonable priced. The English muffins are legend. After the cook book came out, I understand why I will never make them when I can buy them right at the bakery. They are light as a feather and delicious. Breads and cakes are terrific.

Thank Leslie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1357 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1904
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
  • Phone Number: 707-963-8192

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