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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best spot in the Valley to grab a light breakfast, snack or lunch. Lines can get a bit long, but worth the wait. The English Muffins are ridiculous.

Thank richardmH375XG
Mainland Napa
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bakery items are good, if pricey, but some of the foods seem redone from earlier versions. English muffins are buttery and need only a little toasting and some good preserves.

Thank MrMog
Austin, Texas
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice team working at Model Bakery! Delicious pastries, sandwiches, coffees. It's right on Main St. in St. Helena, so if you're out for a morning walk or jog, it's the perfect way to treat yourself on your way home.

Thank Jen M
Bradenton, FL
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Model Bakery has among the best sandwiches and pasteries in the area. We ate there on a recommendation the first time in 2009 on a cycling trip. Everything is just as good now as we remembered.

Thank xeres
Glen Rock, New Jersey
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just the most delicious everything! I am a bakery snob and accomplished baker (so everyone tells me). The English Muffins are melt in your mouth delicious and the cookies taste like my decadent home baked ones. Breads are amazing. I think this is the best bakery I've ever been to. Seriously. Beats out any NYC bakery including Bread.

Thank dsjorgy
Colleyville, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stop at the Model Bakery when we are in either St. Helena or Napa. The baked goods are always fresh, and I love the breakfast items. We always get the English muffins and take some home. There usually is a line but it moves fairly fast, so don't let that scare you off. It is worth the wait.

Thank Frank M
San Diego, Cal.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The English muffins are the reason the line is out the door and people are willing to stand in it! Looks more like a sugar donut light and fluffy and fantastic toasted. Sticky bun was good but the croissant was nothing special. Went back for the English muffins!

Thank youngboo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chicken salad was amazing!!! I will be craving until the next trip. Such a cute spot on Main Street. Tons of things to choose from between breads, sweets and other foods ready to go.

Thank Emily M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a must stop when in the Valley! Steaming hot flavourful mugs of coffee! Delectable pastries and beautiful fruit and youghurt! The queues are enough reason to know that this a gem of a find! Reasonable prices too!

Thank Tanya T
San Francisco
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simple, old-time "unrenovated" space with good coffee and iced tea, cookies, pastries and breads. In a nice spot in downtown st helena, great break on a hot day. Closes a bit early. It is a stark contract to the absurd long line outside bouchon and a very thankful piece of old wine country. Hope it stays like this forever. Anti... More 

Thank LouisSullivan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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?