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The Model Bakery

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1357 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1904
+1 707-963-8192
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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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to this place 3 times. Their delicious bakery brings me back. This time I tried the custard danish and my husband had a slice of banana bread accompanied by some good coffee. Out of this world!!! The place was packed and people kept coming in. That says a lot!!!! Totally recommend this place.

Thank MagdalenaSolorzano
Napa Valley, California
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184 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful scones, granola , fresh fruit and coffee drinks. Also I saw the home made English Muffins flying out of the place so had to buy some. They have been shown on the food channel. I came here with some friends for a coffee and scone. We ordered a couple of things to share, the blueberry scone, the granola and... More 

Thank Cali-Native2015
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117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a coffee and two desserts. Lucky to catch a table for the three of us. Very casual. Arrive early should you expect any selection.

Thank Lance11
St. Helena, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is where the locals hang out for coffee and lunch The English muffins are so popular they sell out in hours. They are by far the best english muffins I've ever had.

Thank Cynthia W
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Everything we had was terrific (we went twice in one day!). The English muffins live up to the hype and I would highly recommend the breakfast sandwiches. The best thing we had was probably the morning bun which was absolutely delicious

Thank khainajr
San Francisco, California
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Start the morning after a big meal the night before with a coffee and pastry. Super fresh and shop is a little retro. Located right on Main St. in St. Helena...a must stop.

Thank Masparkle
Boulder, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

First, as previous review says, English muffins are best ever, might as well never eat one again somewhere else. Anything baked is the very best it can be - there is something about this place that they are gifted bakers! Feels like an old-school bake shop, and trying to eat there is a bit of a challenge, but absolutely worth... More 

Thank Kate432015
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Oprah has made them famous and it is justifiable. Plus they have all sorts of other delicious goodies and lunch.

Thank Chodo
Cupertino, California
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We had a delicious breakfast at Model Bakery. We all had the breakfast sandwiches which were very tasty, good sized and were made with fresh tasting ingredients. The only disappointment was that by 11:00am, they had run out of the English muffins and instead used English muffin bread. The bread was great though. Coffee was good too. The seating area... More 

Thank mrsslk
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Worth the wait for a pastry, coffee and cinnamon buns. They have quiet a variety from bread, bagels, muffins. Was super busy when we went so the staff was a bit in a rush but understandable.

Thank RonLauLau

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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, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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: +1 707-963-8192

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