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Madonna Inn Copper Cafe

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100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5408
+1 805-543-3000
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07:00 - 22:00
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San Jose, CA
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited after many years of driving by. Walked around the property to see the novelty of it. Surprised but my kids who are 9 and 12 loved it too. Especially my 9 year old son who particularly loved the waterfall urinal! :) they loved the Banana split and root beer float. The homemade berry pie was delicious!

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Thank sstlouis
Arlington, Virginia
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

mmmmm. The cake was slightly lemony. It was unusually fresh - perfectly fresh in fact. The lemon curd wasn't too sweet. I'd love to go back and eat more. Coffee was fine, but definitely tasted like a standard American percolator cup. You don't go to the Madonna Inn for coffee. But, ooooohhhh, that cake.

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Thank Lydia5454
Las Vegas, Nevada
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748 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Roomy, pink, good cocktails, wonderful Server (Chandra), nice people. Easy to get a seat in a busy hotel. Madonna Inn is so pretty in pink. We'll go back. Easy to relax in the cafe. Great Bakery too.

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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me with my two cousins and two nieces went for dessert, we were totally blown away by the portions that were served to us. quality was second to none. Waiting staff very helpful. Ambiance just as per the name of the place, would visit again for treat of my duaghters.

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Thank Paresh V P
salinas, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Madonna Inn Cafe, ordered Some cakes for evening treat, with my two cousins and two nieces. Warm welcoming staff, ordered cakes, very big portions, very scrumptious, have to take it home for next day treat. Would go again any time just for coffee and cake. Ambiance with its own style and taste as per the name. very good... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dennys in a cute atmosphere. Frozen vegges from a package re heated, definitely not fresh foods, greasy, tasteless....basically fast food. ( Have a friend who worked in the kitchen and validated the frozen vegetables) Not a place locals go unless our guests want to experience The Madonna Inn kitchy thing. Extremely overpriced for what you get.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The servers are great but the food is generally slow to arrive--I get the impression the hold up is the kitchen not the wait staff. Waitresses are very friendly. Breakfast there is great and the apple pie is amazing. Lunch/dinner food is pretty good but a bit highly priced for what it is. Good choice of you are staying at... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to both San Luis Obispo and Madonna Inn Copper Cafe - with a local resident we enjoyed a very memorable coffee shop with excellent food and great value. But the building, grounds and Inn are worth a visit no matter what. Breakfast is served all day and is excellent - as are the lunch options. I highly recommend... More 

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Thank Murphy5335
San Luis Obispo, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Madonna Inn is such a "kitchy" place, that when I moved to San Luis Obispo I swore never to eat or stay there. Well, curiousity got the best of me when a friend highly recommended the Copper Kettle. I have eaten breakfast and lunch there numerous times and was never disappointed with the food. A few times they were... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up here at Madonna Inn after a chilly visit at the Farmers Market. We had dessert, coffee, and champagne...delicious! We had Coconut Cream Pie, Dutch Apple Pie with Ice Cream, Champagne Cake, and a bottle of Madonna Inn champagne. We thoroughly enjoyed everything, and our waitress Sabah, was absolutely delightful. When in SLO again, we will definitely return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 22
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5408
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-3000
  • This restaurant is at Madonna Inn
Description
The Famous Copper Cafe is popular with tourists and locals alike for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all served in a continental atmosphere. Elaborate woodcarvings, red leather seats, and hand-painted walls create a memorable, unique experience. Adjacent the Copper Cafe, the Madonna Inn Bakery features World Famous cakes, pies, pastries, French pastries, cookies and delightful cookies, all made daily.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?