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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
1334 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 46 times today

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

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What 1,334 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for brunch

  • California Central Coast

    Kid-friendly

  • California Central Coast

    American

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for groups

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Hot spot

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Most Booked

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  1. j

    judyt

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The eggs benedict were delicious however the ham slice on it is much too thick.
  2. SR

    StellaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a very special place, Madonna Inn. It is truly a unique experience to be here, and to have a meal here is a treat. During the holidays, especially Christmastime, I love the decorations placed throughout. Eating here feels like I'm living in an era of yesteryear, where eating at a place like this is special. The lunch was delicious and the service was quick and very attentive to our needs. We appreciated it.
  3. S

    Soitgoes

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Things have been off at The Inn. Service is lacking. The busser looked like she had a ROUGH night and rolled into work without sleeping. When I asked the server for a children’s menu his response was “We have them somewhere. I’ll let you know if I find one”. What?! They don’t even say that at Denny’s. Management had obviously dropped the ball in training and the cooks are worse than the servers. The last few visits my scrambled eggs have been over-cooked and dry so I switched to a ham and cheese omelet this time anddddddd…they burned it. They burned my nephews pancakes. Madonna Inn had hit that dangerous zone of thinking they can sell any old junk and people will buy it. The owners (Hi Connie!) may want to see what happened when Cadillac took that mentality in the 70s and 80s. Alex worked hard to build a strong business. The state of the service and food quality going on right now is shameful. Pull it together.
  4. L

    Luckyinlove

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was pretty good but some entrees are better than others. The server was very attentive and personable. The ambiance is nice and wasn’t too loud. A nice place to stop at.
  5. JG

    JulianG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was looking for a Monte Cristo sandwich and was so excited to find it at the Madonna Inn. The Copper Cafe was wonderful. The Monte Cristo was excellent! Our server was the best. Great coffee too❤️
  6. KR

    KelliR

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alejandro provided great service
  7. JM

    JenniferM

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    celebrating a special 13-year old with waffles and pink champagne cake ❤️🍰
  8. CB

    CBoyd

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food2service3ambience5
    The cafe is beautifully decorated. Unfortunately the chef does not use any salt and pepper or any other seasoning. The worst hamburger I’ve ever had!
  9. L

    Linda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steven was our waiter and he was wonderful. He was energetic, so friendly, so helpful ! Best waiter we have ever had!! Would love to go back just to see him. He had wonderful suggestions of food and drinks!
  10. LZ

    LydiaZ

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shelly was an outstanding waitress! We liked everything very much!
  11. LS

    LisaS

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very busy restaurant. Make a reservation. Great place to charge your electric vehicle and refuel yourself. The servers are friendly and helpful. It did take a long time for the food to come out after we ordered. Not too much of a problem, I went shopping at the cute gift shop.
  12. R

    Recguy22

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Staff was very nice and helpful. The food was excellent but a little pricey overall we had a very pleasant experience.
  13. RS

    RonS

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good. Some of our guests had a prime rib dinner which had to be sent back due to requesting medium rare and it arrived at our table as medium. Our server quickly took it back to the chef, who kindly agreed that it was NOT medium rare. She promptly returned and brought us a medium rare prime rib. It was very delicious! The hot turkey and hot roast beef open face meals were also very tasty. Thank you so much, Copper Cafe!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved our Sunday morning meal. So glad we made a reservation earlier that week! The servers were friendly and attentive.
  15. MC

    MelissaC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    This place is awesome looking and super fun. The bakery is great and the shop has really cool stuff. The actual food in the café was mediocre at best. My hashbrowns were frozen and barely cooked, the eggs were cold, just mediocre and kind of expensive, but I guess you’re paying for the awesome atmosphere which is pretty fun. It was also very busy, reservation recommended.
  16. GG

    GailG

    Central Coast

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was funny and fantastic. Great service
  17. MR

    MarkRex

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Cute historic place, lots of fun for first time visitors! Make sure you roam around all the interesting lounges and shops, especially check out the waterfall urinal in the men’s restroom, especially the ladies should sneak a peek. However, the breakfast was not up to par every time I have eaten here. Breakfast was served tepid and eggs over easy and sausage taste lousy that way. The eggs Benedict are nasty with such a thick piece of lukewarm ham… Will not eat here again after this third disappointment.
  18. TA

    TammyA

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It was fine, but the server was overly friendly, too loud and obtrusive. I feel bad saying that because he was sweet, but he needs to tone it down.
  19. E

    Elizabeth

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fun with a retro menu! I would definitely go back. Especially for dessert!
  20. TD

    TyDL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Character and Decor. Good for kids and families. They have their own on site bakery so everything is fresh!
  21. RC

    RaminaC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lunch with my son. Every single employee was friendly welcoming and responsive
  22. FP

    FPAC

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Much quieter this time :-) Copper Cafe has worked well for our bi-weekly manager meetings. Good job!
  23. MB

    MichaelB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Worst in the west. Sad shame it’s polar opposite of the steakhouse. 41 min. wait for breakfast. Careless hostess after 3 complaints, of neglect. clueless manager, poor waitress having to deal with bad management. Good pricey food. But not recommending or returning. Because of hostess & manager.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went at 11:00 but still got breakfast. They have really good omelettes. Our server Athena was nice too.
  25. LZ

    LorenaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good food, the place is just amazing! Our server was very nice. We got a complementary slice of pink champagne cake and OMG it was absolutely delicious!
  26. S

    Shaz

    Hawaii

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This busy breakfast stop made us glad we had a reservation on a Saturday morning. Excellent traditional breakfast - with prompt and friendly service and some of the famous Madonna Inn baked goods to go.
  27. KL

    KrystynL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    what a great experience we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Food is wonderful and services even better.
  28. PM

    PeggyM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We were seated promptly and our waitress was very pleasant. My husband and 1 received our meals and our son received his salad quickly. However we finished our meals while our son waited for his steak. Our waitress finally stopped by to check on us then went looking for his steak. He ended up taking it to go. I have eaten here before and was excited to bring them, needless to say, they weren’t impressed.
  29. RS

    RonS

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server, Marissa was really professional, friendly and helpful. She was very attentive to our requests. Loved sitting at the booth, which I requested, and it accommodated our party of 5 adults perfectly, still with room to spare. It felt more private and quieter. The food was great, but I did notice the biscuit I had last night seemed different from before. I always loved your biscuits, but this time it was much dryer, harder, and darker looking. Not sure if they had accidentally overcooked it. I was sadly a bit disappointed. :-(
  30. CD

    ChrisD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Its was just OK, ask for no onions on my salad. It came with extra onions
  31. KN

    KateN

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, wonder staff, and out of the world cake!! We loved the decor too, so fun!
  32. DK

    DavidK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The biggest problem was deciding which Breakfast to order. All the options looked good and the two we picked, corned beef hash and 2 eggs with bacon turned out perfect. One confession, we also got a cinnamon roll. Oh yes, it was amazing.
  33. DR

    DRod

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Slow and confused service, sadly left us with waiting for missing items. Ladies restroom was in need of a clean! Sadly when mentioned to staff that this was a problem, they were dismissive. Did we just unfortunately encounter a series of untrained staff who were not client focussed? The place looks great and well worth visiting , disappointed to leave a negative review.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a late lunch (1pm) to celebrate our friend’s Birthday. Our server did not get the notes about his Birthday, so I had to privately mention it to her after we received our bill. She did bring a piece of cake to go so he is enjoying it at home. Thank you.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a lovely place to dine with friends or family. Andie helped us today and she Rocked it!!
  36. FP

    FPAC

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Copper Cafe has become our go-to place for our meetings. Always good, with large enough portions for the men in our group :-)
  37. JC

    JoeC

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Busy noisy with poor overpriced food. What’s not to like? Ordered a BLT. The hot house tomato was still greenish. Imported from Ohio? Who needs beautiful delicious heirloom ripe tomato from down the street when you can have winter tomatoes from Ohio? Truly Sysco to table. Enjoy! NOT
  38. AT

    AmandaT

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    How much do I love thee, let me count the ways! Doesn’t get better than the Madonna Inn and the Copper Cafe!
  39. C

    Colleenr88

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Food was okay, needs improvement. We were not asked if we wanted any coffee or beverages.
  40. CF

    CheryleF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great. One small thing, the piece of ham in the eggs Benedict was too much, threw off the ratio of the breakfast as a whole, but otherwise it was great!!

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 4.4 stars by 1334 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 46 times today
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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