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The Model Bakery

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644 1st St, Napa, CA 94559-2611
+1 707-259-1128
06:30 - 19:00
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All hours
Sun 07:00 - 18:30
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 18:30
Fri 06:30 - 19:00
Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've just had my first English Muffing from this bakery. Wow never had anything like it before. Forget the wine, just get the English muffins!! I'm not joking. It's airy and light but yet a very distinct smooth flavor with bits of flour, egg and butter. Ha! Told you just like wine. Cut in half, toast and add your favorite... More 

Thank Glenn F
Fremont, California
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5,013 reviews
1,479 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,381 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone to Model Bakery, which is part of Oxbow Market, several times. This time we purchased some superb cookies. They have bread and other pastries. Service is good.

Thank mini
West Frankfort, Illinois
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We grabbed some coffee and pastries and sat outside for a quick breakfast. It was good, not great. They had a case with beautiful cakes as well.

Thank leslierph
Syracuse, New York
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here around 8:30am prior to visiting a few wineries in the area. We waited in line for about 5 minutes and placed our order for two egg sandwiches and coffee. Both were outstanding! We were so impressed with this place and how delicious the food was. It was a great way to start the day.

Thank Brianna S
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162 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we travel to Napa, we stop by Oxbow Marketplace. Right next door to the market, Model Bakery has a store. We go there to buy the English muffins. Since my wife saw the Food Network show where chef Michael Chiarello endorse the muffins as one his favorite foods, we were hooked. As well as everyone else. You can... More 

Thank Kendmv
Stamford, Connecticut
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1,515 reviews
922 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We went here early and got the English muffins. They were good. Tasted very strong of butter so i toasted it and ate it plain.The coffee here is from stumptown.

Thank Autumn M
Napa Valley, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Really the only place to get true bakery bread - afternoon bake is always awesome for the baguette. Of course the english muffins are great, but I eat too many of them.

Thank Daniel Z
Vernon, B.C.
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595 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

i had a pizza slice and apple tort for lunch. Both were excellent. However, my server didn't heat either of them up enough. They were lukewarm, not warm. Also, it was a bit expensive but it is St Helena so this is to be expected. The Steven Smith jasmine green tea is also excellent. Never had it before. Will have... More 

Thank Silverwoods
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

All great, but go before 8 as the line for coffe get's frustrating. Their breakfast fare is really, really good!

Thank ian B
oakland, CA USA
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84 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I ordered 2 items. The pan au chocolat was probably the poorest one I have ever eaten. A lot of bland dough and a miniscule amount of very hard dull chocolate inside. I would rate that a Zero. The cranberry walnut bread was decent, not extraordinary. Score it a 3. Overall I would say it is below average, especially for... More 

Thank cvalentino

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:30
06:30 - 18:30
06:30 - 18:30
06:30 - 18:30
06:30 - 18:30
06:30 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 644 1st St, Napa, CA 94559-2611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-259-1128

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