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“Coffee and Croissants”
Review of The Model Bakery

The Model Bakery
Ranked #1 of 9 Bakeries in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
London
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248 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Coffee and Croissants”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We knew we were in for a treat when we saw their La Marzocco espresso machine, the top of the line of coffee machines. We were even more impressed when the porta filter was first cleaned out, and the head was also cleaned out, as it should be before every shot, but too often isn't at the more average coffee shops.

Only then was the almost-sacred process of making espresso commenced. The end result was a piping hot, full-bodied, delicious double espresso for $2, with excellent crema. We visited every morning at 7am and the place pretty full even then.

We also tried their croissants, which were good but need to be eaten warm. They have a good range of breads and two bakes daily: early morning and early afternoon.

However we found, just as a local advised, that the Bouchon Bakery in nearby Yountville was at a different, much higher, level as to patisseries, although not necessarily the breads. Also, their espresso machine was not of the same quality. At weekends there is a constant line at both places.

Visited May 2014
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Valley City, North Dakota
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Goodies to go”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

What a great place to stop and get picnic essentials. As I toured wineries in Napa Valley it was great to have cookies to snack on, and the English muffins are a meal in themselves but SUPER good. Service at the bakery counter was average. Did not eat on site so am not sure of the service or food quality in that regard.

  • Visited May 2014
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“yum bread”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

cookies were ok but the rolls bread and baguettes were wonderful. went twice in 4 days just for the bread.

Visited April 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great breakfast to start the day!”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

Went here before hitting the wineries and the breakfast was awesome, I had the veggie breakfast sandwich on a fresh english muffin with avocado, fried eggs and a hash brown, SO YUMMY!! My husband loved the egg and chorizo tostada (or similar) which he loved as well. Nice outdoor seating available...

  • Visited May 2014
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Kirkland, Washington
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“Not sure why it is #1”
Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

English muffins looked pretty good, but there were much better looking treats inside to Oxbow Market. Carmelita bar was pretty good, but a little dry. Nothing to write home about.

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