Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn

4.3
1062 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1062 people are saying
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Debbie
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dining for lunch at the Copper Cafe today.

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EricP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Belgian Waffle delicious. I would order again. Especially when its strawberry season

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TiffanyR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great morning and the whole staff was amazing

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MarkS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect spot to eat dinner while staying at the hotel. The ambience made it totally worth it. There is also a nice selection of food. Would definitely eat here again.

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OPERAITE
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A wonderful app that allows me to make reservations the same day! I was greeted, seated, and immediately attended to. The wait staff especially the waitress, was exceptional and very attentive. I asked for a sample of the soup and she gladly brought it to me. I would recommend this coffee shop, especially for tourists!

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AngelaY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Extremely bad service. Took about 40 mins for anyone to address our table. Comes off as a poorly ran cafe which obviously stems from management. Manager seems to have zero interest in making the customers experience a good one. Only the hostess was friendly. The waitress and manager did not display any customers service skills.

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SusanM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service! Lovely friendly vacation place. Can't beat it.

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GraceY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server very kind, attentive. Food was great. Portions were BIG. Overall had great experience.

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CGoeez
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Heard how light fluffy pancakes were mine over cooked
In a hurry for us to leave felt rushed

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KarenT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my daughter's Birthday. It was a perfect evening.

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DavidO
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good although high priced for breakfast. All items were ala carte, adding to the overall price tag. Good place for special occasions.

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LARRYS
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food1service5ambience3

IT'S OBVIOUS THAT COVID HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE DECLINE IN THE QUALITY OF FOOD. I HAVE BEEN A PATRON OF THE MADONNA IN FOR OVER 20 YEARS. THIS IS THE FIRST REALLY BAD MEAL MY FAMILY AND I HAVE EVER HAD.

THE SERVICE WAS " EXCELLENT" THE FOOD WAS BAD.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were great!
Thank you

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Jule
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Had reservations and showed up a few minutes early. Waited for a table. Family came in with reservations a half hour after us. It was given our table. They set us by the kitchen. Very disappointed because they gave our table away and acted like we were not there.

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vipTameraV
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and staff was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food3service1ambience3

They lost our food order ticket is what the waitress told us …but she didn’t tell us until we had been waiting a long time and we’re already frustrated and ready to leave.. so we ask our food to go and will probably not come back

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CelestinaP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

No to go, not even for reservations. No COVID precautions. Unfriendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Well wife's drink started out wrong and the worst part was somehow waitress thought we only ordered 1 main course Halibut plate so I ate a side salad for my dinner and was to frustrated to wait for my order to be fixed. But made the best of it shared food with my beautiful wife. Happy New Years everyone. Just got a bad waitress.

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JsOs
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent and the ambiance is so fun! Love visiting the Madonna Inn while on the Central Coast!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great staff! Fun ambiance.

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LocalSLO
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Mediocre for a restaurant we expected more from. Disappointing food, but service was okay.

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NinaL
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Bad food and bad service. The soup came cold and the turkey burger not fully cooked!

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LorraineO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Their Monte Cristo sandwiches are the best! The service left nothing to be desired, and they anticipated your every need.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Out of town family

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Took my family to experience the Christmas decor and have some dessert. As always it was delicious. Our waitress was accommodating but very busy and I’m sure they are understaffed as everywhere is right now. But overall, we had a lovely evening

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JenH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

We get this is a tourist trap but the food is disgusting. Go visit but do not eat here. The waffles tasted like a shoe, coffee and water like toilet water , sour pancakes.

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JaniceH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We were not seated until 15 minutes after our reservation. Were not acknowledged with coffee or water for 30 minutes, and only, then, because we tracked someone down. Bacon was very salty, eggs, hash browns, and toast were nothing special, I will save my breakfast money for the steak restaurant.

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KelseyG
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food and wonderful ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Christmas decoration was nice! We were served coffee and water immediately. We ordered waffles, it was good!

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JamieC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

We had a reservation and were 5 min late due to the severe rain all along our 3hr drive from the Bay Area. We still had to wait 20 min to get seated. Server had zero interest in service. Didn’t smile once. The few times he came to either get our order or drop off food, he seemed extremely perturbed by our presence. I’ve been a server at several places and know it’s not easy but this guy should really not make himself do this job if he hates it so much. My sandwich was not made how I ordered it(wrong bread & cheese) but was still good so I didn’t say anything. I was really looking forward to dessert we were ordered to go, but server did not specify there were 2 types of Black Forest (1 without cherries, which he very unfortunately brought us and didn’t clarify). I didn’t realize I had the wrong 1, because I had no idea there was a wrong 1, until we got to our destination. We had to-go
Containers but server did not ask if we needed/wanted a bag, which we had to go hunt someone else down to get. Food and atmosphere were great. Server was rude and not good at his job.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Unfortunately, the food was not as expected. I ordered a french dip with french fries. The sandwich was very small, which was fine for me, but for the average person it would be considered inadequate. The fries were not eatable. Very disappointed with the wait for food & the food itself. Ambiance was great.

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colleenc
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Cakes! Especially the Toffee Crunch Cake and The Champagne Cake-which is like beautiful Wedding Cake. Worth the drive for these alone. And an old-school atmosphere that you rarely can find anymore.

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Danilo1979
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast is amazing, banana cake is delicious, service is good, unique ambience, very good prices, if you are in SLO do not miss the chance go.

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vipReina
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff was very nice and helpful with food recommendations with the restaurant, chocolates, and bakery. :)

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AndiB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Sausage starter good and enjoyable but swordfish and halibut entrees overcooked and cold. Most of the food was generally poorly cooked and badly presented.
Server was offhand and disinterested . Not good value.

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sandrab
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were so excited to go to Madonna Inn to eat at the Copper Cafe and Bakery. Unfortunately it did not live up to our expectations. The staff was not attentive and seemed very rushed. The 22.95 shrimp cocktail had cut in half shrimps around the rim of the glass. All in all it was a big disappointment.

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BrunoD
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food came room temperature and took very long too arrive at the table. The ambience is great though.

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MariahP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My family and I had a great time here, the food was good and the staff there was really amazing. The only compliant I have is everything took forever, despite having a 1:15 reservation we didn't get seated til 1:45. We ordered our food at 2 and didn't get any food til 2:45. Also a nice heads up would be the main dining room in all the photos doesn't open up until 5 pm. We were disappointed to sit somewhere else.

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vipFreak77
Central Coast
32 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent. Highly recommend getting a reservation.

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vipAdrien
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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 4.3 stars by 1062 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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