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Model Bakery

1357 Main St. Map
St. Helena, CA 94574
Former home-baker Karen Mitchell bought the Model Bakery in 1984



Specialty 1: Pastry





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Former home-baker Karen Mitchell bought the Model Bakery in 1984. Over its 70-year history, the various owners have concentrated on either bread or pastries. While Mitchell doesn't do wedding cakes and the like, she bakes both simple pastries and spectacular breads. Her workers produce lovely morning buns, scones, English muffins and bagels. Lured by these offerings, locals and visitors fill the cafe part of the bakery. The sourdough bread is made with a starter derived from wine-grape yeasts, while the pain au vin is a whole-wheat version. For lunch, you can get individual pizzas with inventive toppings.

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