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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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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorite places in Napa. Great food, great service, and all the stuff to see in the store and buy - fun!

Thank Stephen S
Oakland, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Napa General Store & Cafe has nice indoor and outdoor seating. The indoor seating is near the store, where one can browse while awaiting your meal. The outdoor seating is near the river and the Napa train is in eyeshot (but not loud earshot). The brunches are fantastic, with a varied menu (including gluten free and vegan options). Their coffee... More 

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

Cindy Thank you for your lovely review, backed up by your multiple visits....fabulous. As you maybe aware we have been a local spot that tourism is starting to catch up with. It is much humble gratitude that we say thanks to you for your good words over many visits. Many Thanks, Jim B. More 

Forest Park, Illinois
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice restaurant with tables on the river. The food was tasty and the prices were very reasonable. I enjoyed my breakfast flatbread!

Thank Kelly B
Napa, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a wide variety of goods for sale. I remember when this was the Farm Supply store where I got hey for my horse. It still has lots of charm.

Thank Worldtrekker1142
napageneral, Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Hey Worldtrekker1142 Thanks so much for the thumbs up and kind words. It is local folks like yourself that keep us inspired and sharing our Authentic Napa Lifestyle with others. And yes, many folks have shared photos of themselves sitting on the gigantic hay bails that once were...pretty cool. Thanks again, JB More 

Sacramento, California
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had to walk out after the chef refused to make a minor change in a menu item to accommodate one our party's food allergies and vegetarianism. Very rude, very unnecessary. The waitress was very embarrassed because it would have required very little on the part of the chef. Apparently he is offended by anyone asking for changes. I've seen... More 

Thank JC4050
napageneral, Owner at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear JC4050 Thank you for your comments. As I can appreciate your friend's dietary allergies and restrictions as a Vegan, I trust you can also appreciate that in order to serve all of our guests in a timely manner we need to keep within our menu boundaries. We do offer many menu items that are appropriate on a Vegetarian diet,... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had brunch here. While we had a glass of wine and a salad, they have several sandwiches and breakfast selections. We sat outside and enjoyed a relaxed, pleasant meal. Service was very good and the food was as well. Its also fun browsing through the grocery store.

Thank mikee47
Exton, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Don't let the General Store name fool you - there's nothing 'general' about the merchandise here. Nice place to browse/shop for gifts that are uniquely wine-country. Wine-barrel furniture, wine-related kitchen accessories, aprons, etc. when in the neighborhood, plan to spend an hour here.

Thank GreanLeaf
Foster City, California
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89 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A great sunny morning, so sitting on the patio was a must. They have some good healthy choices for breakfast. We had different omelets. All of the ingredients were fresh and tasty. The was plenty to eat. It's right along the river so the view was nice. It's a great place for breakfast while in Napa.

Thank Judy B
napageneral, Public Relations Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Judy Thank you for your lovely compliments. We appreciate all our Bay Area neighbors that select us while visiting the Napa area. Please do come again when you are up this way. Best Regards, Jill More 

Napa, CA
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We have been having lunch here for many years. Love the food, especially the Chinese Chicken Salad. My Bookclub loves this restaurant and it the only one we go to.

Thank vineyardwalker
napageneral, Guest Relations Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Vineyard Walker Thanks so much for sharing your story with us. We are so pleased to be one of your book club's favorite places. Makes us feel a bit more cerebral! Thanks, again....and what's next month's book? Best regards to all your members, Jill More 

Greenwood, Indiana
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

While waiting to have lunch in Napa, we happened to walk into this shop and was very pleased to find a nice selection of local items. In fact, we found a gift for a relative that we had been struggling to come up with an idea. The staff were very helpful in seeing that the gift was wrapped securely and... More 

Thank jlh40
napageneral, Manager at Napa General Store & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome feedback. Many times we send things out on behalf of someone else and do not get the feedback on the recipients thoughts....glad to hear it made it in good condition and happy family members were the result. Have a great day and hopefully you will consider us again with your gift giving needs. Best to you,... 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, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, 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?