Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn

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388 reviews
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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.
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D
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

We let our server know it was my Mother's 82 Birthday and she didn't even bother to put a candle in the cake, had an attitude with every request we made or anything we asked for. It was extremely disappointing and put a damper on our celebration.

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MB
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Burger of the week was amazing. We love the Madonna Inn!

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TM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I agree that this will be our restaurant pit stop any time we're heading up north on the 101. Service was great. Food was excellent. Drinks were fun. Thumbs up all around.

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N
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The desserts are really scrumptious! Try the champagne cake.

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m
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and priced right and the ambience is unique, fun and entertaining.

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MA
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Their cake is the best. The noise level was high but service was great and the waitress was very pleasant.

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P
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sweetest server, funky ambiance, water glasses in every color of the rainbow that are heavy as heck and would seriously hurt someone if thrown BUT YOU WON’T DO THAT in such a fun gorgeous place like the Madonna Inn. And the cake which we used to chase down the breakfast was chocolate covered sin.

Incidentally they have the waterglasses for sale downstairs across from the pink bathrooms mentioned in one of Weird Al’s songs. Bought two for science experiments, self defense, and arguments. They are also pretty.

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VG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic way to celebrate a friend’s birthday lunch!

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JB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

We go here all the time, but our waitress wasn’t as good as the times we were there. We had to keep asking for things we ordered, and my daughters dinner came 10 minutes after everyone else’s food. The waitress told us that she forgot to put her order in, and she acted like it was our fault. I will not probably have a holiday meal there again, the staff seemed off their game.

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MB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a tradition of stopping for brunch at Madonna Inn when we go from the Bay Area to Anaheim, but I was a bit worried about finding space on Easter Sunday. So, we used the on-line reservation service to book our space. It all worked like a charm. Our table was ready when we got there and, despite the crowds, service was just as fast as always, and the food was just as wonderful as it always is. The only thing I might wish for at Madonna Inn is more shaded parking, but that’s because we travel with our dog.

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early Easter

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m
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fun lunch break on our drive down to Solvang. Food was great, shops are fun to poke through. Haven't had dinner here before but maybe next time....

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DS
San Joaquin
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved our time here. The atmosphere is unique and the food delicious.

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RA
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved dining here for Lunch. We can't wait to go back and eat at the Steakhouse! Very yummy food!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

Seated promptly as we were on time for our reservation. Hostess was friendly. 2 men who did not have a reservation and were seated after us were treated first by the server. Our server was really friendly and gave a great suggestion that I should get the sweet potato fries. Best thing that I ate. My husband really enjoyed his Avocado salad. The chili was amazing! Maybe the best I've ever had. Patty Melt was bland and dry even though I ordered medium rare. The cup of clam chowder was smaller than I expected for the price. It was just okay. My son had the hamburger, it looked nearer to medium rare and he ordered medium. We were seated near screaming kids. Annoying, but we managed. This is definitely a whimsical establishment and we will come back to try dinner.

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San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, service was impeccable, price was reasonable, ambiance was attractive. There is little more I can say!

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HS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved a table for 8 for brunch and everything was delightful! Our server totally read the groups vibes and had a wonderful sense of humor that added energy to our experience. This was a wonderful experience and I'd definitely recommend for a larger group who is celebrating something fun! Thank you!!

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WE
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The pastry’s and cakes are the best I ever tasted!!

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J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a fun place, I would definitely recommend it 😀

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m
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The Madonna Inn is a tourist attraction. You don't go there for the food. It's so so. Be sure to tour the main dining room and lower level men's room (quite unique).

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Stopped in for breakfast. It was fun.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I reserved a table over a month ago for husband’s 80 birthday and when we got there it was taken. Very disappointing as we frequent this restaurant on a regular basis. This is the third time this has happened. It’s like they don’t honor your requests. No recognition of his birthday as I’ve seen with other patrons. Very disgusted! Will think twice before I choose this restaurant again.

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DT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very interesting spot to visit. The food was very tasty and the waitress was top notch. Could have been a little cleaner. Would recommend as a quaint spot to see and get some pics.

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s
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I always enjoy the Copper Cafe and look forward to coming again but our service on this visit was atrocious.

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KE
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. the Toffee Crunch Cake the best!

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JM
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We always have birthday breakfast here. The food is usually good and we enjoy the

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CS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

There's a lot of pink, pink decor, pink sugar, pink napkin. It's a tourist spot, so it's worth visiting. Food is good, but nothing special.

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NB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

It was awful. Poor quality food and the restaurant was dirty. Ugh.

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RO
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took our granddaughter there for her 20th birthday. Really loved the food and we bought extra cake so she could share with her roommates at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

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SL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time for my daughters 18th birthday! Ali and McKayla were amazing and so sweet to my daughter. She was made to feel very special and she had a great time. The food was delicious and we loved looking through the little shops after eating. This is our third year of doing this for her birthday and we love the tradition! It was something my grandfather did with me before he passed. So many wonderful memories! Thanks for making this a great tradition I can pass on to my daughter! We can’t wait for next year! :)

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NB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant.
Food can be improved.
Very good reception.

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TM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent, my daughters birthday and the waitress made it very special Doherty and the whole family.

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EG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for a special occasion. We made a reservation for 7 of us including two kids. We chose this location for my four year old daughter’s birthday. It was perfect! From the colorful goblets, to the coffee, salads, and sandwiches, everything was perfect! My daughter especially loved the pink sugar on the table for coffee, the mini bathroom for girls and the Shirley Temple she enjoyed with lunch. We might even make this a annual ladies’ luncheon event. I honesty can’t say enough good things about this choice!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu has something for everyone. I enjoyed my hot open faced turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy. Good old-fashioned comfort food. Bought cookies at the bakery counter for later. The oatmeal raisin ones were my favorite. And the Angel cookies are melt-in-your mouth tender!

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n
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A very special place. My first time to visit; took a good friend. Will return...

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CG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I ordered the prime rib steak sandwich.
I requested medium well and that’s what I got. Unfortunately, it was chewy and dry.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were really busy, but met the challenge well. The waitress was genuinely nice. My slice of pie was warmed (I love that). I love this place.

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BB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed an enjoyable lunch with a great waitress (Katy). The seating request was fulfilled to perfection. The sandwiches and desert were delicious. Made for a great birthday celebration. Would recommend the Copper Cafe and Bakery to friends and all. Will be going back for more soon.

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MT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Disappointing on so many levels. Cheesy interior, touristy atmosphere. I ordered the brisket with broccoli and my husband ordered filet mignon with mashed potatoes. Food was flavorless and brisket was tough and chewy. Overpriced.

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The food was average at best. The tri tip was tough. The gravy was cold. French fries greasy. Pastrami was chewy. Not a good experience.

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