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Gillwoods Cafe

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1313 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1904
+1 707-963-1788
07:00 - 15:00
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Greenville, Ohio
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Four for breakfast (ok, 11am is more like brunch), very prompt and pleasant service, all choices were good by our table, did not drink coffee at this hour. the benedicts were as good as any I have eaten, the salmon was excellent.

Thank retireetraveller47
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing fancy to this old school Cafe right in downtown St. Helena. Really good food, good service at a reasonable price. Dining room is tiny. So, you'll make friends while you eat.

Thank rwittkopp
Fort Collins, Colorado
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place had huge breakfasts for a decent price, as well as pretty good espresso. It's small, but it is definitely a good, homestyle breakfast.

Thank 33423Amy
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were actually on our way to another place for breakfast and came across Gillwoods...so happy we stopped! This is local place that the locals go to. The Gillwood, Napa, & Spinach Scrambles are all fantastic! All of the bread, muffins, & pastries are homemade and yummy. The ingredients are fresh and everything is made to order. The service was... More 

Thank CarrieColeman
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed sandwiches . . . club house and a smoked tutkey with extra avacado . . . Delicious food. Fresh ingredients.

Thank Jami-vh
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our go to place for breakfast when we are around St. Helena. Omelets or the Scrambles are the way to go, with hash browns on the side. Staff is always pleasant, and attentive. Weekends during high tourist season can get a little busy, but we have never had to wait more than 10 to 15 minutes for a... More 

Thank Paul H
Prescott, Arizona
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172 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is a wonderful place to stop for lunch on a winter day. The beef barley soup is excellent, especially with a ciabatta roll. It's small so it's better to go during a slow time. Fairly large menu so everyone should find what they like.

Thank 1stLadyrider
Irvine, California
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We were in Napa on our way to Seattle and had a wonderful breakfast at Gillwoods. The staff was so friendly and efficient and the food was healthy and prepared just perfect. Very few restaurants do basted eggs and these were wonderful. Highly recommend stopping here for breakfast...and their lunch menu looks equally enticing.

Thank Janet E
St. Helena, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Love Gillwoods - a St. Helena staple for years. There breakfast cannot be beat. My favorite is the Gillwood's scramble. Prices are reasonable, staff is nice and helpful - a good alternative to the frou frou alternatives. How about that Cobb salad??!!! When you are looking for good food, in a super clean, nice environment at "normal" prices here is... More 

Thank LMA94574
Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

After a few Bouchon Bakery breakfasts, a well prepared egg sandwich or omellett was greatly appreciated. Our group of fourteen arrived unannounced and we were treated royally by the staff. Good stuff!!

Thank joel k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1313 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1904
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 707-963-1788

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?