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About Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn
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.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 7:00am - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn Ratings and Reviews
Unlike the lunch menu, the breakfast menu is more tasty. The breakfast was good (Eggs Benedict) but was pricey. Since it was a birthday celebration we received a free dessert and Madonna Inns cakes are great. The server we had was sensational - personable and attentive.
Went for a birthday lunch celebration because we had a gift card given to us. The food was not up to par with the prices. Entries were overpriced and not tasty..sides of potatoe salad and coke slaw seemed to have come from premixed containers(not freshly made) sweet potatoe fries over cooked (thin and dry)
My son and his wife live in Paso Robles. My wife and I, unfortunately, live in Santa Maria. For the past two years we have met at noon at the Copper Cafe & Bakery on Christmas to celebrate the season and my son's birthday because it's almost exactly half way for all of us. We really enjoy the atmosphere, the service, and the food. I made our reservation back in early November for noon. We were seated shortly after noon at a window by a very busy but pleasant maître d'. Amazingly, our server Katy was the same server we had last year. Katy is a terrific, down to earth, pleasant person, even while working in a hectic, crowded restaurant. It is pretty noisy, but, for the first time in a long time, my "screaming two year old curse" did not materialize. The table at which we sat was pretty large, so it was occasionally difficult to hear the person across from us.
I took some family Xmas morning because I know how beautifully decorated it is this time of year. Service was good and food as well, they make sure sure your dining experience is a nice one 😊 The only thing I noticed was that it was slightly unorganized as far as seating people, I realize they were very busy but you could tell they weren’t keeping track of the order of people coming especially with a reservation, it was a little chaotic. After we were seated it was a very pleasant experience 😊
Very nice Restaurant with a great staff. Visit was with two other family members, total of three people. I wanted a window table, several were empty, but was seated just in front of the kitchen doors. Staff was generally trying to minimize noise, but often when the doors swung open into the kitchen, noise drifted out, temporarily making conversation somewhat difficult.
The manager was not great. He wouldn't give us all the chairs required for our reservation. The server, however, was wonderful and the food was fine. We went for the holiday ambience. Our kids think it's a magical place with all the decorations and the fancy water glasses. They enjoyed the holiday atmosphere.
There was an hour wait according to the Host when we walked in at 6:45 pm on a Saturday night - so we stepped outside and I made the reservation on Open Table using my phone. Open Table confirmed my reservation for 7:15 pm so we walked back in at 7:10 and (surprise!) were immediately seated! We had a secluded booth that easily sat six with plenty of room making it quiet and easy to chat. The service was a bit slow (hence the lower rating) but the food was excellent. It was my step-mom's 89th birthday and she especially enjoyed the free piece of carrot cake! We go to the Madonna Inn for special occasions and will definitely go back - but will always use Open Table to book our reservation!
We have lived in north county for 12 years, and have always wanted to eat here. We could not get reservation to the Steak House on Thanksgiving, but was able to get in to the Copper Cafe. We figured it was at the same place, and we still could order from the Steak House. What a disappointment in the food. We placed our order soon after we were seated. The waitress came back a few minutes later to tell me the steak I ordered would take an additional 40 minutes. My wife ordered the turkey dinner and my daughter order the ham dinner. I didn't want either that's why I ordered the steak. I ended up ordering the madonna burger. The food here flats sucks. The food is bland and could be compared to 10 for $10.00 TV dinner. That might be giving them a little bit to much credit. The service from our waitress was good, and heard the dessert we good. Most places that have Holiday Specials include a dessert. Not at this place. After the over charge you for your TV dinner they want to screw just a little bit more. Don't waste your time or money here.
Made reservation based upon website advertising a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner prefix menu for $39.99 per person ! The dinner was hardly traditional nor a good valve as the quality of the food and portions where similar to cafeteria quality at best ? We were seated in the cafe portion that shares the same kitchen as the main dinning which also had the exact same below par food as the cafe. The dinner and portions where limited choice of soup / salad? Turkey or Ham, mashed or sweet potatoes ,rolls and butter and the kicker sugar snap beans and a antipasti appetizer in all my 67 years I never heard of these items as part of a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner? We choice one soup and one salad and a Turkey and Ham Dinners! The portions were small and appeared institutional like cafeteria food NOT restaurant quality nor worth the $39.99 paid for a two course limited dinner. The soup was cold pumpkin that was bland serviced in a cup . The salad was chopped whited ice berg lettuce with shredded carrots and red cabbage with two cherry tomatoes . The dinners where under whelming as well Turkey Dinner had about a tablespoon of rice based stuffing with about 8 ozs of all white meat Turkey breast meat only coved with minimal gravy that tasted of flour . The mashed potatoes where fine however served with a ice cream scoop and with no gravy ? The largest portion was the snap beans which in my opinion where just weird would of preferred another traditional item like squash or green beans. Neither of us eat much of our snap bean. The Ham Dinner consisted of 2 slices of roasted ham total portion size same as turkey about 8 ozs tptal. The sweet potatoes where mashed and nothing special . I need to note nothing was served piping hot. The bread basket was 3 cold dinner rolls with whipped butter! The antipasti was more like a relish tray celery & carrot sticks, olives, mild peppers, 3 slices of American cheese and small salami slices
My husband and I ate in the cafe for Thanksgiving dinner. We ordered the open-faced turkey sandwich off the menu rather than the special. We don’t eat big meals and the turkey sandwich (without the bread)was perfect. The best turkey we have had ! Everything was prepared very well and was served hot. Our server was excellent. Our only disappointment was that there was no more pumpkin pie left and I was told you don’t offer the French pastries any longer., even though they are still on the menu.
ABSOLUTELY THE WORST restaurant I have ever eaten in. Carpet was filthy, tables were left with dirty dishes, food was disgusting. Hamburger had absolutely no flavor. The BLT sandwich fell apart and could not be eaten. The meat in the STEAK salad was not steak...not even sure if it was beef. Smelled and tastes terrible. One bite did it. Their specialty pink cake was;'t even worth a second bite. STAY AWAY.....maybe it was good 50 years ago....but certainly not now.
I've always wanted to stop here on my way through SLO.
So I made a reservation for 3pm on a sunday because we had 6 people.
Let's just say that a reservation didn't appear to mean anything to them. I mentioned at 3:20 that we were still waiting for our reservation for 3pm (for which we were early) and that nobody seemed to be addressing us or even realize we've been standing there waiting. Her response was that they got busy. She says this as there are open tables near us. It didn't help that the bus boy was moving at a snails pace for being so "busy".
I really hate to complain about service. I've been in the industry and I know it's tough and it does get busy, but I haven't had an experience like this for a long time. The hostess was rude and didn't seem to care that we had a reservation at all. Anyway. We finally got a table and our waitress was great. She was so on the ball. It really saved the experience for us. The food was meh and overpriced. Portions are huge, but that's not a plus for me. I prefer better quality.
The place and grounds are certainly something to see and I do recommend that.
Was there to attend the Jo Koy performance. Arrived an hour and a half early. Service was terrible. Our waitress came, took our drink order and we never saw her again and ended up with another waitress after approx 15-20 minutes. She didn't even introduce herself. After she took our order she didn't come back again for another 35-40 minutes, and the show was scheduled to start in 25 minutes. We had to scarf our food down (and all we ordered was sandwiches). Bad experience and will never eat there again.
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