EATS // Brunch at Archetype, Napa

Step into Archetype and it immediately feels like home. Its exterior emanates a barn-like feeling, with a quaint, leafy gate that leads into a greenhouse-like patio. The main dining hall is reminiscent of a large, cozy living room where natural light streams in, inviting you to pull up a chair at the bar or take a seat at one of their many dining tables.

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I headed up there on a foggy Sunday morning to try out their brunch, and specifically requested patio dining when I reserved the table. The patio did not disappoint. High ceilings, twinkle lights, and lots of greenery made it truly a lovely place to dine. And don’t be worried— there are space heaters for cold winter days.

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The brunch menu is diverse. From traditional omelets to bagels with trout rillette, there’s something for everyone. And for those who have a sweet tooth, there’s also maple sugared donut holes and cinnamon walnut rolls.

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For my savory dish, I went ahead with the corned beef shortrib hash with brussel sprouts, soft onions and poached eggs. Because I was on my low carb diet, I skipped out on the potatoes. Really tasty and quite filling! Because I didn’t have the potatoes, it was a little salty, but I’m sure it’s more balanced when the dish is served the way it’s meant to be.

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Of course, we had to test out the donut holes and lemon-ricotta pancakes. Both were light, fluffy, and scrumptious!

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If you are in St. Helena area, I would highly recommend making a stop at Archetype. It is also within walking distance to downtown St. Helena, a picturesque little neighborhood with an old world feel. Afterwards, make a pit stop at Hall Wines. After all, you can’t go to Napa Valley without going wine tasting!

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