Just Northeast of San Francisco, Napa Valley is known for its rolling countryside, year-round sunshine, and, of course, its world-class wine and accompanying tours — maybe that’s what attracted you to the vacation destination in the first place.

But somewhere along the line of your tour of three or four wineries, your stomach starts growling. Yes, the black cherry notes on that Cabernet are delightful, but the sparse Asiago cheese cubes on the table leave more to be desired.

Sun-soaked wine tours demand some energy, and you’ll best prepare for every attraction with delectable sustenance before your packed vacation schedule begins. We don’t blame you — our Chateau de Vie is uber-comfortable, so it’s easy to sleep in and forget about breakfast.

You craved fresh pome fruits on a platter, pears bursting with sweet juices on every bite. And to follow? Farm-fresh eggs over easy, with freshly sliced sourdough and a chili pepper reduction. You want the best, and a quick-serve breakfast sandwich won’t cut it.

We’ll walk you through our absolute favorite breakfast picks in Napa Valley to fuel you for a long day of wine tasting and wandering.

Napa Valley offers a wonderful mix of fresh foods and cultures. We’re dying to show you some of our favorite spots — so let’s get into it!

1. La Cheve Bakery and Brews

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  • Address: 376 Soscol Avenue, Napa, CA
  • Price point: $$
  • Notable menu item: Cheve’s Chilaquiles

Come to La Cheve bakery for authentic Mexican galore in Napa Valley — one of the best restaurants on our list. People come to La Cheve for authentic chilaquiles — softened corn chips drenched in salsa verde, with a couple of eggs on top. On top of that, they offer delicious breakfast burritos, tacos, and better-than-abuelita’s conchas.

But the reason people keep coming back? The impeccable customer service is reminiscent of Mexico’s warm culture. La Cheve Bakery and Brews is a perfect place to start the day if you love a laid-back atmosphere, an all-day breakfast, and a fabulous array of high-quality Mexican cuisine. They’re also very accommodating, with a few gluten-free and vegetarian options!

2. JAX White Mule Diner

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  • Address: 1122 1st Street, Napa, CA
  • Price point: $$
  • Notable menu item: The JAX Benny

Serving a breakfast lunch fusion until 3 pm every day, JAX White Mule offers a mostly classic American brunch.

Come on; you had enough smoothie bowls and boring oats on your last trip. Indulge a little — your personal trainer will forgive you. Think of the inviting aroma of French toast, warmly humming for your olfactory senses and satisfying your simultaneous sweet-and-savory cravings. Then there’s the fried Chicken and Waffles — a great breakfast choice!

The atmosphere in this Downtown Napa diner is fun and inviting, with friendly waitstaff and great service. JAX White Mule Diner is a perfect spot for travelers who want a large selection with many scrumptious options.

3. FARM at Carneros

  • Address: 4048 Sonoma Hwy, Napa, CA
  • Price point: $$$
  • Notable menu items: Housemade Beignets and Farm Sparkling Mimosas

Looking for a more upscale breakfast eatery? How about a panoramic view of the vineyards, with fresh, cool decor to feast your sights on? Then there’s the local produce and eggs that taste so fresh they were collected the same day. They likely were, as The FARM has its very own “chick inn,” not to mention the field of over 50 herbs for you to walk through!

This fine dining brunch is served family style, where you can choose four dishes for $68 per person — only on Sundays.

Options range from Brioche French Toast with Vanilla Chantilly, strawberries, and pistachios, to fresh, mouth-watering lobster rolls. If you are looking for a modern and upscale ambiance with as-fresh-as-you-can-get food, FARM at Carneros is the perfect brunch option.

4. Boon Fly Cafe

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  • Address: 4048 Sonoma Hwy, Napa, CA
  • Price point: $$
  • Notable menu item: Baker’s Dozen Boon Fly Donuts

Self-described as lively, fun, and vibrant, the Boon Fly Cafe in Historic Napa takes rustic American staples and elevates them with fresh ingredients – like local goat cheese – and exquisite technique.

You don’t just want scrambled eggs — you want a light, egg-white scramble with caramelized squash and avocado. You don’t just want breakfast sausages — you want a free-range chicken sausage with apple flavors. Yum!

Our personal favorite? The Boon Fly Chicken and Waffles, made with meat from free-range chickens, a malted waffle, and whipped brown butter, served with Vermont maple syrup. Boon Fly Cafe is perfect for anyone who loves the classic breakfast and the finer things in life.

5. The Model Bakery

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  • Address: 1357 Main Street, St Helena, CA
  • Price point: $$
  • Notable menu item: Oprah-Approved English Muffins

In Napa Valley, California, we eat like Oprah. One of her favorite spots is The Model Bakery — a staple in Napa Valley for over 100 years. They’re famous for crunchy-on-the-outside and soft-and-pillowy-on-the-inside English Muffins.

This is more a grab-and-go spot with counter service, but they sacrifice nothing when it comes to quality and taste — down to the last espresso.

Just walk into the bakery’s general vicinity, and you will instantly be swept away by the tantalizing smells of yeast and hot, baking bread and pastries and croissants galore. Breakfast ends at 1 pm, but their lunch is pretty spectacular, too.

6. Southside Cafe

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  • Address: 2770 Old Sonoma Road, Napa, CA
  • Price point: $$
  • Notable menu item: New School Avocado Toast

Southside Cafe is a hip and inviting coffeehouse in Napa Valley, serving fresh, delicious breakfasts all day long.

With both à la carte and family-style options, Southside Cafe offers modern favorites like avocado toast (two ways) and smoked almond and cherry granola. However, you’ll also find old-school American and Mexican favorites such as Chilaquiles and Luscious Biscuits with Gravy.

Another serious pro for Southside Cafe is its unwavering dedication to the community. They’ve been regular partners with local charities for years.

We love this restaurant’s inspo from French culinary techniques, Mexican heritage, and Australian cafe vibes to create an unparalleled experience. If you’re looking for an easygoing yet elevated breakfast, this is the spot to be.

7. Grace’s Table

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  • Address: 1400 2nd Street, Napa, CA
  • Price point: $$
  • Notable menu item: Southwest Tamale

Grace’s Table is open for both indoor and outdoor dining, and boy, oh boy, do they make some delicious food. This upbeat bistro is a global restaurant focusing on French, Italian, North, and South American cuisine.

A recognized Michelin-Bib-Gourmand Restaurant, Grace’s invites you to pick your poison as you scan down the extensive and varied list of gourmet yet comforting options.

So you have a morning-time sweet tooth? How about Grace’s Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes or Apricot Scone? Want something savory instead? Try the Kobé Flatiron Steak and Eggs.

8. Olive and Hay

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  • Address: 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA
  • Price point: $$
  • Notable menu item: Panettone French Toast

Located inside the Meritage Resort and Spa, Olive and Hay offers restaurant-goers delicious and refined Italian-inspired food.

With perfectly prepared farm-to-table options, you can choose something more figure-friendly, like the Power Bowl, with crispy sweet potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, and chicken. Or you can tuck into a delicious and soul-feeding Wine Country Breakfast with eggs, bacon or sausage, breakfast potatoes, and piquillo marmalade.

9. Brix Restaurant

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  • Address: 7377 St Helena Hwy, Napa, CA
  • Price point: $$$
  • Notable menu item: Akaushi Pastrami Sandwich

Ready to wow your party with Sunday Brunch? Head on over to the family-owned Brix Restaurant and Gardens for an exciting, à la carte take on brunch in the Gardens. Start your brunch off with Bananas Foster French Toast, topped with toasted walnuts for a perfect crunch.

Sun soaks the atmosphere as the mimosas keep flowing to perfection. Brix Restaurant and Gardens is gorgeous, sunny, and inviting.

10. Napa General Store and Cafe

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  • Address: 540 Main Street, Ste 100, Napa, CA
  • Price point: $$
  • Notable menu item: Famous Chinese Chicken Salad

Open, airy, and artistic, the Napa General Store and Cafe offer fantastic breakfast and weekend brunch with the classics: eggs, meat, potatoes, pancakes, and french toast. The title says general, but this breakfast spot is elegant and exciting, with tantalizing brioche french toast and guilt-free Napa scrambles.

Down your fare with a carafe of freshly squeezed orange juice, and you’re ready to take on the day!

Breakfast Bliss in Napa Valley

Is your mouth watering yet? Before you dive too deep into Napa Valley restaurants, you need to sort out a first-class accommodation experience, first.

We would love to host you at Chateau de Vie.

We make each day elegant and luxurious, just as you should feel when visiting and exploring the Wine Country! Wake up and watch the fog still clinging to the surrounding hills, then meander to the courtyard with a warm cup of coffee to welcome the sunrise.

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