Ritual Roasters: Located inside Oxbow Public Market, this little coffee shop is definitely the best in town. Their coffee is strong, the baristas are knowledgable, and we love that you can grab quick bites from other vendors nearby! (@ritualcoffee)

Dean & Deluca: Now, this is more of a gourmet grocery store than a coffee shop - but we happen to really love their coffee. Grab an almond milk latte, a baguette and some cheese, and you’re set for a day of wine tasting! (@deandeluca)


Boon Fly Cafe: Solid breakfasts, solid coffee, and an even better Bloody Mary. Oh, and don’t even get us started on the Boon Fly Donuts… (Boon Fly Cafe on Instagram)

  • Bobby’s pick: Boon Fly Benedict (and Bloody Fly’s Spicy Bacon Bloody Mary)

  • Alli’s pick: Huevos Rancheros

Butter Cream Bakery: This bustling little bakery and diner has a cult following - and for good reason. Their baked goods and breakfast specials are fantastic - and the people serving them always do so with a smile! Be prepared to wait… but it’s worth it! (@buttercreambakerynapa)

  • Bobby’s pick: The Baja Omelette

  • Alli’s pick: Small Breakfast and a sweet treat from the bakery

The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil: If you’re going to splurge on breakfast, do so here. They boast panoramic views of the valley, and some of the best cuisine in town. Get the Tiger Spice Chai Latte and the Brioche French Toast if you go. (@aubergedusoleil)


Gott’s Roadside: This roadside burger joint is usually our first stop when we get to Napa. Their food is fresh and quick and addicting. If you’re anything like us, you’ll find yourself craving it the next day. Burgers, fries, and a glass of wine on their outdoor patio… Nothing better! (@gottsroadside)

  • Alli’s Pick: The Impossible Cheeseburger or Citrus & Avocado Chop or a Cheeseburger :)

  • Bobby’s Pick: Bacon Cheeseburger and Garlic Fries

Oxbow Public Market: This marketplace has everything. Gourmet food vendors, fresh produce, wine and cheese shops, artisanal chocolates, and SO much more. Whether we’re picking up items to take on a picnic or grabbing coffee and a few breakfast tacos, we find ourselves here often when we’re in Napa! (@oxbowpublicmarket)

Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch: We’re pretty sure “Farm to Table” was invented here. Set in an old barn, Farmstead serves fresh and quality fare from their on-site gardens and cattle ranch. Last time we were here we saw Vince Vaughn, so you know it’s good. ;) (@lmrwine)

  • Bobby’s pick: Heritage St Louis Ribs

  • Alli’s pick: Yukon Potato Gnocci

The Charter Oak: We’re big on sharing, so we love any spot that serves family style cuisine. The Charter Oak does just that - in the most luxe way. Everything is phenomenal (Alli may have shed a tear or two over the food), but the real winner here is the cheeseburger. GET IT. (@the_charteroak)

Domaine Carneros: The best sparkling wines in the best setting. The French-inspired chateau and gardens will have you feel as though you’re in Europe, and their cheese plates are delicious. Be sure to make a reservation! (And that goes without saying for most wineries in Napa, always try to make a reservation beforehand.) (@domainecarneros)

Artesa: We came here for the panoramic views of Napa, but we stayed for the wine. We love almost all of their varietals, but our favorite is their Pinot Noir! (@artesawinery)

Alpha Omega: Amazing wine - a little more on the expensive side, but worth it. It’s our favorite place to sit and relax when the weather’s nice - and they’re dog friendly! (@aowinery)

Round Pond: Family owned and operated, we not only love their wine (to this day our favorite Savignon Blanc), but we love the people there as well. They typically don’t accept walk-ins, so reservations are a must. Make sure to take a walk around their gardens and vineyards, and grab some of their housemade olive oil (our favorite is the rosemary infused) on your way out! (@roundpondestate)

Tank Garage Winery: Located in a preserved 1930’s gas station, nothing about Tank Winery is average. Specializing in unique and custom blends, you’ll be amazed at the varietals they serve - and you’ll fall in love with their labels and branding. (Hey, who doesn’t love a good label?!) Ask for Brew when you go! (@tankwinery)

Andaz Napa: As you probably know by now, we’re big fans of all the Andaz properties. Their location in Downtown Napa is no exception - it’s modern and luxurious and right in the center of town. (@andaznapa)

Carneros Resort and Spa: Rural and peaceful, Carneros is nestled on over 28 acres of sprawling vineyards… and it’s absolutely picture perfect. It’s definitely not cheap, but if you can afford it, you won’t regret it. Make sure you leave some time in your schedule to lay out at one of their three outdoor pools! (@carnerosresort)

The White House Inn: This luxurious little boutique hotel is perfect for honeymooners or an anniversary. It’s romantic and unique, and has any amenity you could think of. Their perfectly curated breakfasts and nightly wine hours are hands down the best in the valley! (@whitehouseinnnapa)

Wine taste!!! (DUH) We listed a few of our favorites above, but in case you need more options, other favorites are Chimney Rock, Opus One, Stag’s Leap, and Nickel & Nickel.

Explore Castello di Amorosa: We’ll start by saying that we don’t love their wine. But if you haven’t been before, we highly recommend you check out this medieval inspired Tuscan castle. Go early (right when they open) and purchase the basic wine tasting ticket, and explore the grounds on your own. It’s touristy, but SO cool. And you’re bound to get some fun photo opps too! (@thecastello)

Hot Air Balloon Ride with Napa Valley Balloons: If you’ve never gone hot air ballooning, this is the place to do it!! There’s no better way to see the valley, and they treat you to mimosas and breakfast after the ride. Yes please! (@napavalleyballoons)

Napa is surprisingly pet friendly. Most restaurants with patios allow dogs (make sure you call beforehand just to be sure), and several wineries allow pups as well!

  • V. Sattui Winery - Our favorite spot to have a picnic. Grab some sandwiches at their on-site deli and marketplace, a bottle of their Savignon Blanc, and relax outside with your pup! (@vsattui)

  • Oxbow Public Market and Grace’s Table are two great spots to dine, and they both have dog friendly patios.

  • Frenchie Winery: Napa Valley’s first “Dog Winery” - Here your pup can enjoy luxurious amenities - including their own “Shady Dog Suite” and a wine barrel bed, while you wine taste. This is a MUST if you come to Napa with your pup! (@frenchie_winery)