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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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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Benicia, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice bakery that has a wide assortment of breads and pastries. The sandwiches were only OK. Definitely worth a stop if you're in St. Helena. It can get very crowded around lunch.

Thank Michael L
St. Helena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Model Bakery is simply a Great Bakery and fun experience. It is a nice facility and comfortably cozy. I love the home made English Muffins and their outstanding coffee. You can sit inside or out and it is a fun place to people-watch.

Thank Dick G
St. Helena, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bread to die for; baked goods second to none, especially the English Muffin. Great hot chocolate and kid friendly.

Thank Norman M
Falls Church, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wide variety of breakfast items will delight just about everyone here. Of course, the signature is the traditional egg , Canadian bacon and cheese sandwich. What makes this one different are the Model Bakery English Muffins – so fresh – you will turn your nose up at the store bought stuff after one taste of these. The spicy chorizo... More 

Thank RussellJW
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We often pass through St. Helena on our way to Lake Tahoe, where there is a shameful dearth of decent bakeries -- so we walk out of Model Bakery with bags of breads, breakfast goodies and cookies. Some of the cookies even make it as far as the Lake. Their baked goods are, simply, excellent.

Thank Michael M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding bakery. Excellent breakfast choices and all the baked goods....well, let's just say I didn't go away hungry and gained weight

Thank Gordon S

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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?