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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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Redlands, CA
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent cappuccino with Almond milk. Great morning buns and love their specialty which is the Spelt English Muffin! I will be back!!

Thank Sylvia C
Palo Alto, California
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124 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After having these muffins at Solbar at Solage, we had to stop by to take some home with us. Without a doubt these are the best English muffins we have ever put into our mouths. Crispy on the outside and chewy, moist and airy on the inside. Expensive at $14 for a bag of six, but worth every penny! English... More 

Thank plaidbeagle
Burlingame, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old fashioned bakery with not only the BEST bread, pastries, cakes, etc...but also sandwiches, paninis, and some salads. Everything is YUMMY

Thank DGrewal
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 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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296 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 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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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?