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

Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn

4.4
4.4
1816 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 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 1,816 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for brunch

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for groups

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for special occasions

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Most Booked

1,816 Reviews
  1. jesw

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I was extremely disappointed. We chose to eat here since we stayed on property, and honestly wish we had gone somewhere else. We were seated quickly, but service itself was super slow and the waiter we had was very eh. He seemed like he hated his job, kept conversation and questions to a minimum, plus didn’t come to our table for a very long time. The water tasted metallic, so that was a waste. We ordered a simple two egg meal, and it was mediocre. Had no flavor, was warm not hot, and hashbrowns were completely mushy. The only upside would be the amount of bacon you receive, and how tasty it actually was. The ambience is awesome, noise level was typical restaurant. However, for the price and reputation I thought our meal was a huge miss and overpriced. Definitely won’t take the time to eat here again.

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  2. KerryMD

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I don't visit the Madonna Inn for the ambience...I go because I have always had great food and service. The prices are very reasonable too.

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  3. SteveC

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very interesting place to eat. Has an over-the-top theme like everything at the Madonna Inn. Good menu with great bakery items. What’s really cool is that you can also order from the steak house menu.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time but the steak house ambiance is cooler - if you can get a seat there it seemed cooler. Overall good dinner

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  5. SwimFan

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I dine at the Copper Cafe often and usually have no issues, but this time I sat in the bar area and the service was less than stellar. I am not one to tell someone how to do their job, but when taking an order, please write it down. If the order is written down then there is less chance for errors. The server forgot to toast the bread even though I made sure he understood before I left the table. I realize it is a small mistake, but servers are not impressing me by not writing things down. I would rather get my order correct the first time than marvel at your memory.

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  6. SarahP

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Why charge an additional $10 for strawberries and whip cream on a waffle? That is literally ridiculous.

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  7. HayleyT

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A gorgeous breakfast in a gorgeous setting! 2 adults and 2 kids we loved it!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was great super nice. We had two children and she was sweet to our little ones. We appreciate it.

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  9. RuthM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    While I have a deep and abiding love for the Madonna Inn and the Copper Cafe, this experience did not live up to my expectations. Despite having a reservation, we were still waiting for a table after about 30 minutes. When I approached the stand, because members of my group were getting desperate for food, a table was made ready. We were seated and given menus, but when after another 15 minutes no one had stopped by to even offer us water, we decided to leave. I was incredibly disappointed and in the future will hesitate to choose to dine here.

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  10. JeffL

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great. It's hard to be here and go back home. The coffee was nice, the mimosas were made well. I never got to go here as a child but I will be eating here everytime we are in San Luis Obispo.

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  11. Honey

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the special it was Cowboys Benedict with a biscuit fried on the flat grill with butter, sausage, scrambled eggs, and gravy. It was the greatest thing ever. 

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    There was old dried coleslaw stuck on the sugar dish. During our meal a pie e of tape gloated down from the air duct above, there were numerous pieces of colored tape still stuck on the airvent, and the airvent itself was dirty. My mother was looking for a pkg of sugar and found old jelly beans loose in the bowl with the sugar Very long wait for our food, longer then usual We enjoy coming to the cafe, but all these things added up to a negative experiance. We will continue to come, but I think The airvents need to be cleaned, and more attention should be given to the resetting of the tables,

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  13. PismoFavorite

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic Easter dinner at 5 o’clock. We are grateful for a wonderful evening. Everything continues to be exceptional, keeping with Madonna traditions and quality expectations.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Overpriced and very disappointing. Will not return

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the copper cafe, we frequent it often. The staff is always lovely. Our favorite server is Steven. He’s the best! Good is delicious and the carrot cake is the best!!!!

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  16. Crista

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious lunch. Champagne pink cake Is a must try dessert.

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  17. DonnaK

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the Madonna Inn and the Copper Cafe just added to that feel. It is quaint and charming and the staff is fabulous. The food was exceptionally great. I would go back in a heartbeat if I could. HIGHLY recommend.

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  18. Voyageur

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for reserving a lovely table for us. We had a quiet time with good service with a great view of the gardens.

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  19. JeremyD

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Sat for over 20 minutes and wasn’t served water or acknowledged by any waitress at all! We ended up leaving without our lunch. I’m very disappointed I’m not sure it’s worth making a reservation if they don’t have the wait staff to handle customers.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband’s roast beef was good and the portion was generous. I ordered the Monte Cristo. The sandwich was okay and was served with a generous portion of three flavors of jam. Our server was really sweet. Considering the ticket price, we probably won’t return.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Katy rocked our experience giving us great service and personal tips. She was attentive to our needs and on the spot!

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  22. amberjack

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect breakfast spot for this delightfully decadent hotel. It’s rare to be in a restaurant where everything is in such a good mood, even the people waiting in their tables. The food was dynamite and the service friendly and fast.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant had a fun vibe but food was not anything special and the price was a bit too much for the style of food served. Chicken sandwich was served in toasted slices of white break. Chicken tasted good but the cheese was cold and not melted. We did not try the bakery which by the look of it is what they are really known for. They looked amazing and pieces were massive. Service was good and wait staff were very friendly. Overall it was a good experience.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is worth a visit for sure, and the cakes are to die for. The lunch menu is expensive and not that great, it’s average and limited. The Steakhouse looks AMAZING and I hope to dine there soon.

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  25. cillaS

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    As a 4th gen local my husband and I eat at The Copper kettle at least once a week. The food is always good. We always make a reservation because it's quite popular and always busy. I love the Madonna's Ruben and sweet potatoes fries with aoli sauce. The employees are friendly and the bill is moderate. We also eat at the Steakhouse and purchase online take out often. I give it 5 stars!

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  26. HughH

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment I arrived at the restaurant until I left following lunch I wish treated like royalty. Literally everyone was extremely professional and made you feel very welcome. The food was delicious.

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  27. AnneM

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a reservation and still had to wait 15 minutes before being seated. Not once did they acknowledged that there was a birthday. My daughter's ham and cheese melt ...the cheese wasn't even melted. I asked for extra crispy hashbrowns, not extra crispy. For what you pay I expect better.

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  28. DanM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great breakfast, first time eating here. Would definitely recommend.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was slow, food was cold. We kept having to flag down a waiter to ask for things.

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  30. DonnaG

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Apple Pie was a puddle of runny gelatinous with not Dutch topping. Malt was soupy. Champagne cake frosting was hard and gross.

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  31. PatP

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We stopped to have lunch !!! Amazing place ! The turkey salad was great .. the monte Christo sandwich was amazing !!! Super delicious!!! We ordered the champagne cake to share .. it was very good .. unbelievable serving size .. we couldn’t finish it !! Good service !!! Definitely worth the visit!!

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  32. JessicaL

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of options. Everything we got was super tasty but a bit high priced for breakfast items but also *kinda* made sense for the location.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and good food, served promptly and hot

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  34. KPLA

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Driven by many times but never stopped. We spent the night in Pismo and went to breakfast at Copper Cafe in Madonna Inn. Fun, kitschy, old time diner with exceptional service and excellent food. A bit pricey but certainly worth it. Eggs Benedict was excellent with a huge slab of tender, tasty ham, 2 perfectly poached eggs and a spectacular Hollandaise sauce on a split English muffin. The side of delicious hashbrowns and a bowl of fruit was too much to finish. The veggie omelet and short stack of pancakes were equally delicious and abundant. Just looking at the fare in the bakery made my pants feel tight, I swear the cakes were a foot tall. Fun to visit and excellent food and service, what more can you ask for?

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  35. MsMJ

    Central Coast

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time here! Took my daughter-in law and granddaughter here for lunch, service and food always great. Not sure if this gets mentioned much, but the little girls potty room was a hit with my 3 year old granddaughter. :)

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  36. emmae

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was wonderful and service was exceptional.

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  37. KyleFitzpatrick

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They always take great care of us. The staff is friendly and attentive, from management to waitstaff. We go there biweekly for a meeting and everything about the experience is consistent. I have no complaints at all.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us had lunch at the Madonna Inn Café. One of our members ordered a turkey burger and said it was the best he had ever had. Usually they’re dry, but this was moist. One of us had a patty melt, and it was grilled to perfection And loaded with grilled onions. The salads were fresh, and the dressings were absolutely delicious. For dessert the table shared the banana nut cake, and the apple caramel pie. They were both outstanding we will definitely go back.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A feast for eyes and your stomach. I've come here many times through the years and I always enjoy my time. I stop by every few years when driving through SLO and everyone I've taken has been amused. This time we were able to book a reservation an hour and a half before arrival. It was an hour wait if we hadn't. My bf got the tri tip plate and it had a good portion serving. My friend and I shared the chicken salad which I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would. The cashews were a good addition. The portions are very large. I also purchased a few chocolates and each were fantastic. Don't forget to walk around the property and take in all the scenery. I still have the cake on my two eat list.

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  40. DeborahS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was mediocre but service was excellent. It was a holiday weekend and waitstaff was slammed but literally everyone had a smile and a good attitude. Just don’t go there for the food - big disappointment unless you’re just looking for baked goods.

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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 4.4 stars by 1816 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 32 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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