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The Model Bakery

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1357 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1904
+1 707-963-8192
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun 07:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 17:00
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Calistoga, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Another favorite in St. Helena. Very busy place with good reason. Very friendly staff, delicious fresh bread, English muffins, cookies and pastries. The mini baguette with butter, ham, and gruyere hits the spot. The Mexican Wedding cookies are good, and the English muffins are a real find.

Thank David L
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped in on a whim as I passed by to check out their baked goods. The selection was outstanding! Muffins, scones, croissants, cookies and lots and lots of fresh from the oven loaves of a couple dozen different types of bread. I chose one of the scones and was in heaven. They also had a selection of freshly made... More 

Thank Jim and Delmy G
South West France
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for cakes and coffee and had the most delicious lemon brûlée tartlet! Outstanding flavor and freshness and excellent coffee prepared with care, a refreshing change from some jumped up pseudo French bakeries we have seen in the area.Can't wait to take some of their delicious looking artisan bread home.

Thank earthtravelers
Stamford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here between visits to different wineries for coffee and a light lunch. It was fantastic here - the pastries were amazing (superb cinnamon bun) and my friend had a wonderful slice of pizza. I also had a coffee and it was just gorgeous. Great place to sit down and relax, great service and friendly staff and some of... More 

Thank Lloydy2048
Berlin, NJ
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great coffee and tea, cookies and pastries. Homemade and delicious! Nice casual place. Would recommend this as a stopping place after a few wineries before dinner.

Thank OceanCityGal1008
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best breakfast sandwiches and chai tea I've had. They have homemade English muffins that are to die for that make the sandwich great ! Well worth it!

Thank Jennifer R
Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing service, very friendly staff! Delicious muffins and cookies, great and fresh salads for lunch as well.

Thank Oferlevy
Troy, Michigan
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We flew into Napa Valley for our 25th Anniversary with 12 friends and I was surprised to find out that at the end of our private chef prepared meal, we were given the wrong cake. Our chef picked up the cake and never in a million years would I have thought that we had the wrong cake! So, instead of... More 

Thank mfanroy
Westmont, NJ
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The bakers must be up at 3 a.m. to make all the fresh baked goods, sandwich combos and coffee needed to start each day. This place sells "quality" and is therefore very busy. While vacationing here it would be difficult to pass up the chances to stop in, so we didn't, instead heading in on different days for plain croissants,... More 

Thank NJDogfather
Clemmons, North Carolina
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Was in St. Helena for my son's wedding and wondered in. English muffins fantastic! There was a line but went quickly. The coffee was excellent as well. Cute outdoor seating.

Thank CatherineB882

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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
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
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?