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Napa General Store & Cafe

#20 of 213 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
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540 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-3353 (5th Street)
+1 707-259-0762
08:00 - 18:00
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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a very rainy day we stopped off in Napa, and found this little gem.At the back of the general store, which had lots of quirky bits and bobs, is a small cafe. We ordered a tripple decker to share, and thank goodness we did. It was huge and came with a serving of fries. It was delicious.

Thank Karen A
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always forget about this treasure in my town. Good food, drinks, and a great place to brunch. I thoroughly enjoy this place on the waterfront, and they have inside and outside seating on the outskirts of downtown

1 Thank Lindsey P
napageneral, Owner at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Lindsey - Glad you had such a nice experience in your home town. We love being a part of Downtown Napa and especially being along the Riverfront. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to shop and look around, there is a great "Buy it, we cook it" butcher in the place. They let me buy and marinate my steak and it turned out phenomenal. The only thing I would say is they need to get some other options for oil. Grape seed oil not everyone likes. The market place has... More 

Thank Joe P
napageneral, Owner at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Joe - I think you are referring to the Five Dot Ranch over at the Oxbow Public Market. Sounds like you had a great steak. More 

San Jose, California
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice way to start your day. We had brunch and the food was very good and not exhorbitantly priced. One big advantage is that they take reservations. The service was less than stellar as not all the food and drinks came as we ordered them and it took a while to get someones attention to fix things (like sending... More 

1 Thank Greg T
napageneral, Owner at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Hey Greg - Glad you enjoyed your brunch and that you were able to make a reservation (helpful on our busy week-ends) We're always working on improving service and I appreciate the feed-back. Jim More 

Napa Valley
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150 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We live here and we come for the Well prepared food in a comfortable tourist store that is not overwhelming. Good range of breakfast and lunch favorites priced fairly with very pleasant service. A very nice outdoor patio with river views in downtown Napa.

1 Thank winetraveler17
napageneral, Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Wine Traveler 17! We do our best to balance being a local place with inviting visitors to come do what we do here...sometimes it is harder than it seems, we are so glad that you appreciate our efforts to keep NGS as down to earth and authentic in this amazing place, Napa Valley, that we call home. More 

Larkspur, California
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

A good start before the winery tours. Wine tour operators recommend a big breakfast to balance the wine you will be drinking on the tours. Check out the shops or walk along the waterfront.

2 Thank TimSamsTravelUSA
Sonoma, California
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370 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place for a Sunday brunch or breakfast inside a rustic retail space. While you wait there is plenty of wine country stuff to browse and purchase. All the usual breakfast items are available with prompt friendly service. We had pancakes, French toast and eggs. All well prepared. Coffee tasted great. Not a bad value for a place in downtown... More 

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308 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to come for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in downtown Napa right along the river. In the summer you can sit outside and have beautiful views of the river. The food is excellent and reasonably priced with very good service. Be sure and visit the gift shop that is also there.

2 Thank JeevesBertie
napageneral, Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear JeevesBertie Thank you. We are so humbled by the overall support that we receive everyday by our local following. We love that we are able to continue to provide a down to earth atmosphere that is fun and appreciated by both locals and visitors alike. More 

Glenview, Illinois
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We visited friends in Napa in January, and 5 of us went to Napa General Store and Cafe for lunch. Even though it was a rainy day, the place was well lit with a lot of interesting Napa type things to browse or purchase. Our server was friendly and helpful in deciding what to order since we had never been... More 

1 Thank LGerbs333
Southold, NY
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228 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at the Napa General Store. The menu offered salads, sandwiches and wraps, and pizzas. All of the food was creative, delicious and reasonably priced.

1 Thank EJW3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Healthy, American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-3353
    (5th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-259-0762
A local favorite for nearly ten years, and located on Napa's thriving Riverfront. Casual, friendly and exceeding guests expectations for breakfast, lunch, wine tasting and unique shopping. Open daily from 8am. Husband and wife owners Jim & Jill Brandt are proud to be a part of Napa's community and strive to deliver great experiences to everyone who visits.

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