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Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA

Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn

4.5
4.5
1614 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Copper Café is popular with tourists and locals alike for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in a warm and charming atmosphere. Copper counters, rich Bavarian woods, and lovely natural lighting will transport you to a quaint European village. Our Madonna Inn Bakery, featuring world-famous cakes, pies, cookies, along with French and Danish pastries remains open and available for walk-in and pre-ordered items.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    American, Dessert
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm Breakfast Pick-Up Menu Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Pick-Up Menu Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Pick-Up Menu Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 543-3000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jacqui Hanover
  • Catering
    Please visit https://www.madonnainn.com/weddings-events for more information about catering and events!
  • Private party facilities
    Please visit https://www.madonnainn.com/weddings-events for more information about catering and events!
  • Neighborhood
    San Luis Obispo
  • Cross street
    Highway 101
  • Parking details
    Free parking!
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,614 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for brunch

  • California Central Coast

    American

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Kid-friendly

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for groups

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Most Booked

1,614 Reviews
  1. slob

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good service for 13 people. Table was ready and quick service. Madonna Inn is always a tourist spot so b prepared for a busy atmosphere. Prices are a little higher the other breakfast locations. The extra is the is for the colour full decoration.

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  2. MichelleS

    Hawaii

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Other than the boy who checked me in didn’t want to give me a table and wanted me to sit at the bar. I had made a reservation for a table as I’m on a cane.

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  3. Lizzie

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat on the drive home. Great service complete with a coffee to go!

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  4. Happy

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I rarely see our children. We enjoy the Copper Cafe at the Madonna Inn because they make us feel close and comfortable. Besides their meat has been consistently the best.

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  5. DerrickR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    It was a great ambiance but the waitress was rude and not attentive. Not what I expected at all.

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  6. JoBee

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    What a delightful place to visit - so colourful and completely bonkers in a fantastic way. We just went for lunch, and it was delicious. The tables are spacious but a little too wide to be sat across from your friend! We enjoyed our experience and maybe one day, we’ll stay there too!

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  7. MariaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food great service and great customer service

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  8. LexiJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I really enjoyed the entire experience. My waitress was superb!

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  9. Oliver

    Munich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambience. Would recommend.

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  10. Cary1247

    Las Vegas

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is over-the-top ... in a good way! We had never been to the Madonna Inn before and we had a great time. We had a Brunch reservation at the Copper Cafe and it did not disappoint. Everything was just delicious and I have never in my whole life tasted a better homemade biscuit. In a word ..."WOW!" Shout out to our server Tim for the excellent service. He was very friendly and engaging. Can't wait to return!

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  11. PipW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I was dissapointed with everything. I thought i had booked a table in the restaurant but was told we had reserved a table in the Copper Cafe. The seat in the booth had rubbish on it, the cutlery was tarnished and looked dirty. The food was garnished with damaged lettuce and very ordinary. Its disappointing that an experienced establishment does not maintain high service and culinary standards.

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  12. RonS

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Forest, our server was very professional, helpful and friendly. Thank you so much, Forest!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Nine of us were celebrating our last night with our CP students before we headed home. We love the atmosphere of the Inn but the service was terrible. Our waitress took a very long time to bring drinks but forgot the wine and a sprite. We reminded her after 20 minutes and she said she forgot because she was so busy. It still didn’t come so we went to the bar and ordered. Then she was bothered and very rude that we did that. She also never checked on us for refills and kept saying how busy she was. We had reservations and had to give a credit card for that party size and the service was very disappointing.

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  14. DenniS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    I heard lots of positive things about Madonna Inn. Was hoping the same hence I reserve the table for four people in 2 and half weeks in advance. It was for my wife’s birthday. We checked in for lunch and got table right at entrance to the dining room, there’s other tables was available at that time.Was not much of enjoyable sitting there. Hoping something better corner to enjoy our meal. Staff serve us she was great. Food was ok. No one out of four of us could eat more than quarter of the portions of our food. Took time to drive there from Fresno and reserve table well in advance but didn’t went that great.

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  15. CaseyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was good. Food was just ok. Table next to us was drunk and loud.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Forrest made everything perfect for us! Food was excellent!

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  17. DaveR

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Madonna Inn is always a WONDERFUL place to eat. The food, the service, and the ambiance are excellent!🥰

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  18. JacquieD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere and lots of variety for all appetites on their menu.

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  19. NicoleL

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    JC was am amazing Server and made my birthday dinner so very special! Thank you, JC!

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  20. sallyl

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the Madonna frittata and our server was great. He had a great attitude and gave me a slice of free birthday cake. Such a magical spot to celebrate any occasion. We will return because they have the mpst delicious cakes. Lemon Coconut and Germam Chocolate are our favorites.

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  21. DarleenaW

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food selection, very tasty and fast service!

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  22. steakeater

    San Joaquin

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations for lunch. We got the Madonna Hamburger and two tri tip and broccoli. Everything was great. Food very tasty. We also shared A PIECE of the German Chocolate cake.....just HUGE end up with zero leftover food but leftover cake.

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  23. SueB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The copper café, at Madonna Inn is a cool and eclectic place to visit, and they also serve delicious food, highly recommend it.

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  24. Daddio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are locals and frequently drive from our home 15 miles away as a special event for the kids to enjoy the cafe and the surrounding grounds of Madonna Inn. Always great service even when they are busy… thanks again for making the trip worth it..

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  25. BernadetteK

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I was so excited to come here cause we drive by it all the time, and heard a lot about it. We made reservations and were seated promptly. It took awhile for our server to come to us, and she seemed a little overwhelmed. But once we were able to order our food, it came relatively quickly. However, the food was not the best. My omelet tasted okay, but still had runny whites in the middle of the omelette, which kind of grosses me out. Also, both my husband and my hash browns were not fully cooked-one side was crispy, but the other side was not cooked at all…it was like they didn’t flip them. Anyways, it was gawdy in there, which I loved. We did get a couple of cupcakes to go and they were good. I also enjoyed and bought a few things in the boutique which I love. Despite the food being disappointing, I’m still glad I went.

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  26. TerryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Forest our waiter was great. He reviewed the specials with us. He got our correct. He was energetic and fun.

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  27. MamaBear709

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Forest was very attentive and friendly.

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  28. LADYBUG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When you go to the Copper Cafe and Bakery at the Madonna Inn, you are not just going to eat. You are going for an experience! After eating, and of course having a piece of their signature Champagne cake, you will want to visit their shops and view the Gold Rush Steakhouse. I celebrated my birthday and had a wonderful time!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    The servers act like they hate their job. The table wasnt not completely ready but my dad wanted to at least sit since hes well older. They seemed really upset about it even though none of the rest of our party of 4 sat. Only one guy working there seemed happy to be there. They just seemed rushed and over their job.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The food took 30 mins to receive and the after only came once

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fun coming for breakfast :) Thank you Madonna Inn

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  32. DebbieG

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Had to go, due to the history of this place. What an interior - gaudy, retro and fun all at the same time. Went for dinner and had the choice to also order from the more expensive Steakhouse menu, which was a nice surprise. Dinner was decent, maybe a bit bland. They gave us a delicious pre-dinner relish tray, which was straight out of the 70's. Service and desserts were fantastic!

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  33. KazM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Our recent visit to Copper Café and Bakery at Madonna Inn was an absolute delight from start to finish. The moment we stepped inside, we were captivated by the outstanding and very interesting ambiance. The café's unique decor, with its vibrant colors and whimsical design, transported us to a different world, making it an experience in itself. But what truly stole the show was the food. The menu offered a fantastic variety, and everything we ordered was great. From savory dishes to delightful desserts, Copper Café exceeded our expectations. The service was equally impressive; the staff was attentive and friendly, making us feel welcome and well taken care of. In terms of value, Copper Café offered a good bang for the buck, considering the quality of the food, service, and overall experience. And speaking of desserts, ending our dinner with the carrot cake was a stroke of genius. I highly recommend it; it was decadent and out of this world, leaving us with a sweet memory of a remarkable evening at Copper Café and Bakery. We can't wait to return!

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  34. SusanaV

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Rather disappointing lunch. There were a lot of flies throughout the whole establishment. The saving grace was the birthday cake I ordered for dinner elsewhere. The cafe needs to be steam cleaned and refurbished. The place is always very busy. However, I will only return for the pre ordered cake.

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  35. DENNISZ

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Up entering the cafe we were seated immediately. Our server was Misty and she did an excellent job in keeping our beverages full and bring our meal when it was still very hot. Misty also had a wonderful personality to match her service. The ambience of the restaurant was great and added to the overall experience. The cost of the meals seemed a bit high. Overall it was a very nice dining adventure.

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  36. George

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining experience was wonderful. Arrived 10 minutes early, seated immediately, brought water and menu, the waitress took orders in a timely manner, food was served very soon after order. All food was delicious and very generous servings. Overall experience was outstanding from hostess, gentleman that seated us to very pleasant waitress. Being able to make a reservations is the way to go, restaurant is always busy but they do not rush your party. What a great place. The desserts are out of this world. Everything worth the price.

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  37. SuzanneS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Looking for a late breakfast as we left town. Breakfast served all day except pancakes or French after 11am. Of course that’s what I wanted. But the charm and nostalgia made up for it a bit. Still love stopping there when on road trips.

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  38. HeatherM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The food was extremely underwhelming. Arrived cold and flavorless. Dessert was excellent. Server was sufficient but not friendly or memorable in any way.

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  39. Rick

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I don't have complaints about the food and service however, the noise level was on the edge of being unbearable. It was difficult carrying on a conversation at our table.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress was lovely, what an experience. Good was nice, not amazing but nice. The champagne cake omg! Wow !

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 543-3000.

Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 1614 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Highway 101
  • Neighborhood
    San Luis Obispo
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm Breakfast Pick-Up Menu Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Pick-Up Menu Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Pick-Up Menu Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    American, Dessert
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free parking!
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jacqui Hanover
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 543-3000
  • Catering
    Please visit https://www.madonnainn.com/weddings-events for more information about catering and events!
  • Private party facilities
    Please visit https://www.madonnainn.com/weddings-events for more information about catering and events!
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