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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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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gillwoods was perfect for a quick, easy, delicious lunch. This place is not fancy but I would highly recommend it in the middle of a day of wine tasting. My one complaint would be that the prices seem slightly high for what amounts to a nice diner but, alas, I do realize it is in St. Helena and, thus, rent... More 

Thank khainajr
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149 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Not really much to complain about. Wife had 1/2 sandwich with side salad & I had ceasar salad. was a good lunch at a reasonable price. Seemed like there were a lot of local regulars mixed in with us tourists.....

Thank scubatimm
Brussels, Belgium
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256 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

A Gillwoods breakfast is everything one can expect from an American breakfast establishment. From the decor to the food to the nice waitresses, a visitor from another country will feel plunged into the kind of atmosphere one sees in movies. Very good breakfast for both of us. Not so keen on the chopped garlic on the grilled tomatoes so early... More 

Thank imforestgirl
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I stopped in for breakfast while passing through. Good choice on my part. It is a small town, classic dinner. The choices were ample. The atmosphere was very laid back and comfortable. I went with the chorizo omelete with hash browns. The omelette was packed with chorizo, tomato chunks and avocado. I would stop here again.

Thank Jim and Delmy G
Healdsburg, California
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great local breakfast place. Come hungry. They give very generous portions. We would come back. I enjoyed the California Benedict and my husband had a chorizo omelette. Both very good. Service was friendly and welcoming.

Thank traciwi
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260 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great omelets and scrambles! We love to come here for breakfast when in the valley. Sad to see the one in Napa close down a few years ago. Service here is great and friendly, endless coffee refills, and large portions.

Thank Susan S
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Super breakfast at the Gillwood Café. My wife had the scrambled plate and I had a breakfast skillet. Both fabulous. In addition, we try not to eat much gluten and when we asked to not have the toast, they actually charged less for the meal. How nice and unexpected and certainly not typical. Anyway, the wait staff was pleasant and... More 

Thank Rick H
Florence, Oregon
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant on the spur of the moment and we were glad we did. The food and service was excellent. If you want breakfast or lunch you won't go wrong.

Thank lwall55
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Soup & salad combo was good sized. Fresh, clean, good healthy dressing options. Nice little cafe in heart of Napa! Locally owned which is nice too. I heard several languages being spoken by patrons and employees - fun atmosphere and fair prices.

Thank Kelley M
Madison nj
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in one our way to some wineries... glad we did! They have amazing pastries, homemade cinnamon rolls, fantastic entries and the coffee was delicious. Highly recommend!!

Thank Leslieamyg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?