Napa General Store
The back patio at Napa General Store holds some of downtown’s most prime restaurant real-estate, overlooking the Napa River. Situated in the Historic Napa Mill district established in 1884, the Napa General Store contains several operations: a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, a wine-tasting bar specializing in small-batch local wines, and a gift store selling everything from jewelry to vases made with grape vines. Established by San Franciscan restaurateurs Jim and Jill Brandt, the café occupies a 4,530-square-foot space with brick walls and charmingly mismatched wooden tables. Breakfast includes options like cornmeal pancakes, while a brick oven produces lunchtime pizzas like the Roma, topped with sausage, pepperoni, and roasted fennel.