Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn

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$30 and under
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American
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.
What 482 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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JJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience5

I enjoy eating at the Copper Cafe

NM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a beautiful venue. The atmosphere was beautiful and the food was delicious. Our waiter was the sweetest! Will definitely be coming back!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserving a table is really the way to go

PH
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was a nice afternoon snack of Black Forest cake and coffee. It was very busy and very noisy, but it was the day after Thanksgiving so to be expected. Delicious food and good service. The Madonna Inn is all decked out for the holidays and looks beautiful. The Copper Cafe is worth a stop for a meal or a fun afternoon recharge like we did.

LW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

You just have to see the Madonna Inn. It's a classic. The Copper Cafe and Bakery was a perfect way to experience it. The staff is really quite fantastic and we enjoyed our meal here.

JJ
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

OUR server was Makala and she outshined thre other servers that pass by our table.

PR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great choice for a family friendly, fun dining experience. Noise level is up there...so be prepared.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at the Madonna Inn. Both the Gold Rush steak house and copper coffee were awesome. Great service and great food!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best eggs Benedict! Good portions, a family favorite

A
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and holiday atmosphere was the best. Just what we needed to get in the holiday spirit.

RC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

We are locals who live in Arroyo Grande, I had been to the Copper Cafe last Thursday and thought it would be fun to bring our two your grandsons and our daughter to dinner because your decorations for Christmas are so beautiful. I made a reservation but when we arrived we were told that the table (booth) they had for us was behind the counter, closest to the kitchen and with no Christmas decorations in sight, VERY disappointing. We were told that that was the only table they could give us because I had not made a special request for a different table. I had no idea that there even were tables in that little back corner. The food was fine EXCEPT for the Pink Champagne cake. It came to us without a single curl of the pink champagne confection that is usually all over the top. I had a piece of it the previous day, and it was both beautiful and delicious. Overall, the evening we quite a disappointment, something that we have never experienced a Madonna Inn EVER. Of course, we will be back but this was a sad evening for us and our family.

AG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food not so good but it was a nice place to go and see.

OT
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

My meal (tritip with broccoli) was only okay, my husband's ribeye was good. Our poor server seemed to be working too many tables and we only got our water refilled when I begged another server. We ordered cake. First choice was out, second choice was out. We finally got our third choice. Overall the ambiance was great not the service and food were a bit disappointing. Will try again.

s
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time family favorite! You can't get a better open faced turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy- love!!

R
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Came in for breakfast to celebrate my husband's birthday. Having made a reservation was a good idea because we were seated within five minuets while parties who didn't have one were told it would be a 45 minute wait. Both the host and the waiter we came into contact with were very nice and helpful. You always know what to expect at The Copper Cafe!

W
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We LOVE the desserts! Always stop by when visiting our college kids.

SP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I would recommend because of the ambiance and dessert but the food was not good. My sandwich was very dry, the bread didn't taste fresh and my sweet potato fries were burnt.
When I made the reservations I stated we were celebrating my daughter's birthday and end of chemo. When we walked in they were very nice, table was ready and they said we'll get your balloon which they didn't bring.

JT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Sorry, but this was very disappointing for a Sunday brunch experience. From the moment we walked in, the staff was cold and confused. We waited 20 minutes to get our drinks. The eggs were watery, waffles weren’t tasty, and the server never checked on us. There were several large parties and it was so loud we couldn’t hear each other across the table.

SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Place! Great Service! Service from another time.

LC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a very cool place to go. Food was exactly as ordered and it's so great to have a place you can make reservations at for Sunday breakfast.

SK
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was a little disappointing and service was slow. I guess you come here for the decor and grounds. It's an experience!

NW
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very large party that came in for a very special occasion. The service was wonderful. Everything was ready to go when we got there. The manager was present and spoke to us. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

K
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No matter how early it is or what you order for breakfast, lunch ... follow it with a cake!

K
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Monte Cristo sandwich was great and hard to find these days. The service was very friendly

MD
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place to go especially for celebrating a birthday! They give you a balloon and let you pick out a free dessert from the menu. My daughter got the slice of champagne cake and it was big enough to share with all 7 of us. Thanks Madonna Inn! I also recommend the horseback riding at the stables as well.

CF
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Just slow in initial server contact after being seated. About 10-minutes. Other then that great service and food.

CS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A large party of us went to lunch here for a farewell / birthday party. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Of course, it is a very unique place, so your eyes don't get bored looking around. I was told the corned beef hash and eggs was a famous dish and people traveled from afar to order it. I tried it too. It was pretty good. I don't know if I would travel a long distance for it though. Overall, a pleasant experience.

C
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!! It was first time and I loved it! Will be back again!

D
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Really average roadside dining. Nothing more, nothing less. Food was ok. Service was excellent.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

KY
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, great food and great staff! Would absolutely go back when in the area.

RP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This was, in all honesty, the worst time that we have spent at a restaurant in years. We were only going for dessert. I followed local recommendations for places with good desserts in SLO and found this to be the exact opposite of top reviews. Most of the menu items were not in stock. The few that were, milk shakes, sundaes, etc. , were horrible. Even the cakes and pies that everyone raved about were like eating week old items from the discount table at Safeway. I was so disappointed and embarrassed to have taken family, in a limo, to this place. I promise that it will never happen again.

GA
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. The noise level is loud, but I'm not sure you can do anything about that..

A
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Funky decor worth seeing. The menu has good choices and the food was tasty. The server was courteous and we didn’t have to wait long for our meal. The restaurant next to it is even funkier and worth seeing or dining at. Reservations are recommended.

RP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was amazing! We also had a slice of lemon coconut cake and banana cream pie for dessert. This restaurant is 5 star all the way!

DR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were first timers at the Copper Cafe. It was a “girls day” for us and we were celebrating 3 birthdays. Wanted some place special, and we definitely found that at Copper Cafe! Thank you for awesome service and really good food!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Bad food, great service fixed all left happy. Bachelorette party next to us at noon on a weekday very innaproproate language

RL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

My wife ordered the halibut and says it was good. I ordered a Rueben sandwich, not good. There was no thousand island dressing on it, very little sauerkraut, bread was stale, meat dry. Also had coleslaw as a side. It was also very dry, basically just cabbage. Would not recommend this restaurant. Very expensive, all show and no substance.

NA
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely one of my favorite places took beautiful pictures in front and worked up an appetite was not disappointed great meal. Treated to a pink cake for an early birthday party! So yummy!

MJ
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Decent breakfast fare in a pretty trippy place. Our large group was sat 10 min after reservation. Service was great!

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