Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn
Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn

Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.madonnainn.com/
  • Phone: 8057842430
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 7:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, American
  • Executive Chef: Jacqui Hanover
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 101
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn
The Copper Café is popular with tourists and locals alike for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all served in a continental atmosphere. Elaborate wood carvings, red leather seats, and hand-painted walls create a charming, old-world experience.

Adjacent to the Copper Café, guest enjoy the Madonna Inn Bakery featuring world-famous cakes, pies, cookies, along with French and Danish pastries, all made daily with the finest ingredients.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (11)great for brunch (10)kid-friendly (10)great for lunch (10)neighborhood gem (8)good for groups (7)fit for foodies (6)scenic view (4)hot spot (4)romantic (3)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • The Girls Love It!!!
    hereagain
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I came here with my new bride, about 11 years ago. stayed in the Kona Rock room This time I brought my 9 year old daughter for lunch. Shared a Monte Cristo. (only other place I know has a Monte Cristo, Disney Land, at the resteraunt in the Pirates of Carabian ride. I loved the Disney Monte better) both times though, awesome expirience :) The Girls Love It!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    Kelly
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food & atmosphere was fantastic! Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A fun unique place to eat. Be sure to tour the evening dining area and the gift shops. Lots of pink!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert Anyone?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    WOW! What does that spell upside down? MOM. Mom's across the land would love to create the delectable delights that we had. I took my wife for a Dessert Date last Friday, not something I would normally eat anymore. However, I will be going back in the future. Service, coffee, cake and Big Band music; perfect night.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food
    DonutQueen
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We just love this place. Every dish is over the top. The eggs Benedict is the best we have ever had. Forget Canadian bacon here they use a thick ham steak. They don't skimp on the meat on the hot roast beef sandwiches. No thin slices here. The slices of beef are at least 1/2 inch thick. We also had the rib eye steak sandwich for dinner which were full of flavorful. Love the decor and the servers we had were very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hmm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Good food, and the person(A man) who served out food was great and fun. A woman brought our drinks - must say, its the first time i had to pour my own Wine, and they were out of beer glasses for my husbands beer!!! What!! And she had A kind of "do i Care" attitude...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Salad
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We heard the Madonna Inn had two great restaurants. We chose the Copper Cafe & Bakery because we wanted a light meal and casual dining. We had the spinach salad and Cesar Salad with chicken. Both salads were huge and very good. The chicken was very moist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Customer Service
    familyvacay
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The staff, especially our waiter, was AWESOME!! We were there for breakfast and had a great experience as first timers. Our meal was delicious but our waiter really made our experience relaxing and enjoyable. This place is a definite tourist destination and I would recommend to anyone traveling to the Central Coast.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DECOR...interesting. Poor food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My girlfriend got a meal (portobello mushroom burger) that was not good. Her sweet potato fries were burnt. Her plate looked intouched and the server NEVER mentioned it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EDWARDVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The Copper Cafe and Bakery is an odd and delightful restaurant for any meal. While there is a "Disney" feel to the restaurant, the food is very good and the service is satisfactory. My family and I enjoyed breakfast and lunch entrees at the same meal, as my wife and son opted for eggs, bacon, and hash browns while my daughter and I enjoyed Caesar salad with chicken and the hot pastrami sandwich with fries. Copper Cafe is a very good choice when in San Lois Obispo, and a great "half-way stop" for those traveling between northern and southern California. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Delightful Evening
    SlocalSC
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I went to the Copper Café with a few friends just to have the world-famous Madonna cake, and we were not disappointed. Upon arrival, we were seated right away, and the hostesses were very courteous and welcoming. The charming interior décor of the café was a delight to see, as was the whole of the Inn. The red leather booth we accommodated felt very comfortable, and perfectly fit our party of five with enough room left to easily seat two or three more diners. Our server was fairly prompt and consistently chipper through our experience at the café, which was a welcome surprise for 9PM on a Saturday night. She addressed our every inquiry and request, and even brought me a balloon for my birthday! It was certainly a delightful evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 14 reviews are from the Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn reviews archive.
  • Get the monte cristo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The monte cristo is so delicious, the ice tea comes with a sugar stick! Overall, fun time. Don't leave without trying the pink champagne cake!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch for 6 in a cozy booth. We got flowers and balloons. Our table was ready when we walked in. The portions were big and the desserts were delicious! Always a great time at the Madonna Inn.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sherry
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    2 in our group got the Corned Beef Hash. It was EXCELLENT! I will order it the next time that I go there. Everything was great! They had our booth ready for us when we got there. Everyone was friendly and smiling. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breakfast before the Blues
    Jamsey
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I made reservations the previous evening for four people at 10:15am. I entered the Copperpot five minutes before my schedualed reservation and I was seated within one minute of my arrival. We had an excellent and knowledgable waiter who was quick to answer any questions we had for him. You can be sure I will be a future customer many times over.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    Joarre
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was actually a Christmas gift to my daughter; lunch at Madonna Inn & a matinee of Chorus Line at the SLO Little Theater! What a wonderful afternoon! We had a beautiful window seat for lunch, great food & service! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Birthday Experience
    BRWO
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    They didnt honor my reservation even though they said they had full record of it. The restaurant was nearly empty of customers, yet all of the tables that I had specfically requested were occupied by non-reservations. We finally sat at one of our desired tables when it was vacated. My wife sat on the end of the table so she could look out the window, but the manager on duty insisted that she move for ADA reasons though none of the tables behind her were ever occupied and the manager could easily have moved one. Many food items arrived without all the ingredients that were listed on the menu and we had to haggle to get them. We saw the busboy talking with manager about these but she never apologized to us. Service has severely declined.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Madonna, but...
    Lovixen1
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Eggs Benedict- eggs very hard boiled when they were ordered runny. Hard poached eggs for corned beef hash, were ordered, and they were runny to the point the whites were not cooked. Long wait. Had to ask twice for coffee refill. For a $60 breakfast..really poor experience overall. I will never go back for breakfast, but do enjoy the lunches. Always take visitors to see the place, and have enjoyed the place every time until this last time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Breakfast at Madonna
    Napagirls2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great Food - I am a repeat customer!! I have eaten at Copper Cafe / Madonna Inn and know it is hard to sometimes get reservations for a Saturday Morning - last minue ... I Loved booking with Open Table - it was fast, easy and everyone got the rsvp by email. Food was amazaing and the atmosphere is really one of a kind.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed diner-this time
    Spicysue
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Disappointed this time. Birthday celebration and didn't feel special at all. The food was not all that great especially for the price-overpriced. Put us in a a secluded area and there weren't that many diners.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast at Copper Café
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    This wasn't our first time at this restaurant, but when we had breakfast on April 17th, the service was terrible. We waited over 40 minutes for our food. We even had to get our own coffee from the waiters stand. We love the atmosphere of this restaurant, but they really need to step up their service.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Willie Wonka meets Disneyland!
    GastronomeVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great place!!... FUN! Wonderful food ... Don't miss the bakery!! Champagne cake is to die for. The decor... Willie Wonka meets Disneyland! It's an adventure!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can order from two restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I am vegetarian andI really liked the food and the prices at Copper Cafe. I also liked that we were able to order a great appetizer from the Steakhouse next door.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Local Favorite
    Mandy
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Warm and pleasant environment, friendly staff and yummy food. I had an amazing hamburger, they make their own rolls! Yum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Step Back into 1960
    PtownBoyzVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Wow! This was like stepping back into the 50's or 60's! A family diner with big menu serving full course meals at the table all the way to have a cup of coffee and a slice of pie at the counter. Very dated interior with lots of copper accents, however very clean. Friendly staff (waitresses in old style uniforms) and large portions. It's an experience for sure. Must had been a real popular diner/cafe back years ago. Food was fine, but definitely not memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate