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Napa General Store & Cafe

#22 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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Napa Valley
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150 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

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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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

1 Thank TimSamsTravelUSA
Sonoma, California
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352 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Glenview, Illinois
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Napa, CA
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had breakfast there this morning with my lovely wife. I had the Paleo Scramble. She had the Brioche French Toast. My latte was unexceptional and our food was just ok. Kind of pricey for average quality.

1 Thank CoachXC
Napa, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Last time I went to The General Store, I had a delicious scramble breakfast, a much needed mimosa, and left with a new (Uno de 50) silver ring. I had so much fun browsing through all the unique gifts and house made products before and after my meal. My "Napa" scramble was delicious. Plus, they serve a GOOD cup of... More 

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

Thanks so much for your kind words. It is because of loyal Napans, like yourself, that the General Store has been able to continue to thrive over the years. So, we will look forward to seeing you again soon and know that we greatly appreciate you! More 

Sonoma, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

First off I have never written a review about any restaurant, but this experience deserved a review. The blonde hostess was extremely rude and had a very sarcastic tone with me. I asked what the wait time was and she was CLUELESS. She was extremely unprofessional and kept rolling her eyes at me. We were not even being mean and... More 

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

Dear SmithDanielle 650 I has horrified to read of your experience upon entering our cafe. I can assure you that the situation has been remedied and that individual is no longer working here. All folks luck enough to be employed should be giving 100% while at their employment. Unfortunately, that idea is not taught in every home. Again, we sincerely... More 

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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great place to pick up Napa and winery themed souvenirs. Beautiful and unique Napa T-shirts and artwork. A definite must-see if you are in downtown Napa.

1 Thank Brent N
napageneral, Owner at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Brent Thank so much for your kind words. We greatly appreciate it, as we work very hard to keep the store fresh, new and authentic. We will look forward to seeing you on your next visit!!! Jill More 

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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, Reservations, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?