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.
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 7:00am - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn Ratings and Reviews
If you want to step back in time and eat ...
If you want to step back in time and eat something you’re grammy would make...this is the place! I made reservations on line and was seated immediately. For the best seating, ask for a booth near the bar area, very cozy. If you like cocktails that taste like dessert, order a Pink Cloud. If you missed Thanksgiving at home, like I did, order the Hot Turkey sandwich. It’ll fix what you missed. And if you happen to have grown up eating Corn Beef Hash and crave it once again. They have it and it’s great. Even if you’re not hungry....just go to the Madonna Inn. Plenty of gift shops and you can walk around to see the Bold decor of Pink and Gold. It’s a pink dream from a by gone era.
As advancing years take away tolerable d ...
As advancing years take away tolerable driving miles, we've made the Madonna Inn our halfway point home from the family Thanksgiving in San Francisco. The on-premises Copper Cafe is a cast back to the "fancy" eateries of my childhood in the '50s and '60s.
Solid American cuisine, the Cafe serves an upscale dinner menu BUT the dishes available in their adjoining steak house are also available here.
This is our third year straight dining with the Madonna family on the way home. If you are looking for haute cuisine and vegan creations, drive past the Copper Cafe into San Luis Obispo where there are ample choices. But if your taste buds harken for the comfort food of your youth ... or, your parents' youth ... the Cooper Cafe at The Madonna Inn will not disappoint.
Possibly the lowest quality food for the ...
Possibly the lowest quality food for the price I have ever experienced . The turkey dinner was hard to recognize under the anemic canned gravy. We could hardly find the lettuce underneath the pile of bagged shredded carrots. It was simply awful.
Very disappointed at Madonna Inn for Tha ...
Very disappointed at Madonna Inn for Thanksgiving dinner. Made early (6pm) reservation because we had a 3 year old with us. We arrived about 10 minutes early and were told it would be about a half hour and go look around at the shops and decor and check back in. Went back about 6:15 and still no table ready although there were several empty tables we could see. Took the 3yo outside in the cold so he wouldn't disturb the other diners and went back @ 6:30. Asked about the obviously empty tables and were told they were being saved for a party of 17. Also spotted an empty booth at the back but were told that was for the owners and no one else was ever allowed to sit there. Finally got seated about 10 minutes later and sat for 15 minutes before I got up and went to the front to tell them we hadn't even gotten water yet and were about to leave (and then where would we eat on Thanksgiving?)
A server finally came over with water and took our drink order... we didn't dare let her get away for fear of never seeing her again so ordered dinner as well. My daughters coffee and grandsons juice arrived soon but my glass of wine and our friends beer took awhile. The food was a mixed bag. Prime rib was good, Lamb chops were a little overdone and my duck was overcooked and dried out. Mashed potatoes were instant out of a box. Dinner came with an antipasto tray and rolls but we had to ask for them halfway through the meal.
We have enjoyed eating there many times before but will never never go for a special holiday meal again. You go to a restaurant on a holiday to have a stress free meal but excessive waiting, poor service and marginal food made this occasion anything but stress free. By the way, the party of 17 was seated about 7:30. We would have been done by then since we had a young child with us. They even blamed the other guests for sitting too long which should be expected on a holiday. The manager did come over to apologize and comped 2 of our 4 desserts.
The Modanna Inn Is and will always be m ...
The Modanna Inn
Is and will always be my go to place .the service and food is very consistent.
That is hard to do for such a long time.
Always a special treat to go there.and bring family and friends.
Thanks to the Madonna Family.
We come here once a year at least from o ...
We come here once a year at least from out of town to take a relative for a sort of
pre thanksgiving meal. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for Christmas and
with the outside lit it was very pretty. Our server was very friendly and effecient and
the food was delicious. So for us it was a great experience all the way around.
The steakhouse is one of my favorites . ...
The steakhouse is one of my favorites . I thought the coffee shop woul be good. It was not. We were craving hot sandwiches with mashed and gravy. The potatos wre cold and lumpy. The meat was cold. What a disappointment. My cappuccino was Luke warm.
I got reservations because there was a p ...
I got reservations because there was a professional conference with a 1 hour lunch break. I knew all the other attendees would swarm the restaurant at 11:30. The restaurant was so overwhelmed my reservation was ignored and we had to be seated with another couple at the same table. This was disgusting and unprofessional. I will never return. BTW the eggs Benedict was a 4 at best: no Canadian beacon but a huge slice of ham which overwhelmed the entire dish.
We usually enjoy having breakfast here. ...
We usually enjoy having breakfast here. We were seated promptly but it took almost a full hour to receive our food and when it did arrive 3 of 5 meals were bad and one was returned. Very disappointed. Possibly a new waitress and cooks. Not sure if we'll return.
Breakfast, Brunch and dinner are traditi ...
Breakfast, Brunch and dinner are traditionally served in an old fashioned setting that takes you back a few years. The live music is worth scheduling dinner and dancing. They have their own wine label, house wine is mediocre in an area with superb wine flow from the over 200 wineries in the region. Cocktails are mixed to perfection, Bloody Mary recommended for breakfast with Bacon, Waffles and eggs, lunch must is the Pastrami sand which Or Ruben on rye.
Dinner pick a steak you won't be disappointed with medium rare selection.
Copper Cafe at the Madonna Inn offers a ...
Copper Cafe at the Madonna Inn offers a tasty breakfast and an upbeat atmosphere. We were seated immediately and our birthday celebrant enjoyed a balloon with a huge piece of chocolate cake on the house. My coffee cup was never empty! I'd recommend the restaurant to all my friends and relatives.
With 7 people, making a reservation was ...
With 7 people, making a reservation was key! We didnt have to wait, they already had our table set up and ready to go. I love the copper tables and the water goblets and the salt and pepper shakers! And who doesnt love pink sugar! The eggs benedict has always been and always will be my favorite. perfectly cooked and beautifully served. Great coffee, although draw back is the cups are small so if its busy you might have to wait to get a refill. The servers were super friendly and always willing to grab a pot of coffee and fill up our cups when we asked. They got balloons for the little ones and we had a great breakfast!
I like to visit the Madonna Inn, however ...
I like to visit the Madonna Inn, however in the coffee shop, the place is showing some wear and tear. As well as some of the staff seems stressed, or impatient. I'd prefer to see a happy face when I'm starting my morning.
I was disappointed almost immediately. W ...
I was disappointed almost immediately. We had a reservation for lunch for 3 people. We were greeted by a pleasant lady who told us she was putting us at a table by the window, which we thought was nice of her. She called for the table to be cleared and set for us. When it was ready she prompted us to sit down. After approx. 10 mins I kindly asked a 'waitress in brown pinafore' for some menus....to which she replied quite sharply "you should have waited to be shown to your table and not just sat down anywhere you liked"!!! The lady who had greeted us explained it was her who had told us to take that table. My husband and daughter ordered a hot lunch, whilst I ordered the apple pie and cream which I'd heard was good. After 45 mins, the hot lunches arrived quite cold like they'd been sitting a while. The server realised my order hadn't arrived and after going to check, informed me that not only did they not have apple pie but NO PIES and would I like to order something else...seriously!!! I politely declined as I was not prepared to wait a long period of time for that to arrive, only for my husband & daughter to have finished. We left feeling deflated that after reading reviews on this place, we drove a long distance out of our way on our vacation, to be so disappointed with the service.
Traditional diner food with the bonus of ...
Traditional diner food with the bonus of Madonna cake. The cakes we had were a little drier than usual but still tasty. The decor is unique but needs refurbishing. The staff are very friendly and helpful with recommendations of favorite items on the menu.
I was celebrating my 61st birthday. They ...
I was celebrating my 61st birthday. They even gave me a balloon. Everyone's food came as ordered, delivered in a reasonable time frame. At times, it seems our waiter disappeared. Water replenishing was spotty. My wife ordered coffee w/ dessert. Our desserts were served w/out forks/spoons. Her coffee did not arrive until we flagged our waiter down. The place was not full at any time during our meal, a Saturday 6PM-7PM time frame. I will still go back, as this was not the usual service I have experienced.
We had breakfast at the Copper Cafe Frid ...
We had breakfast at the Copper Cafe Friday of the holiday weekend, it was evident they weren't ready for the holiday crowd. Our poor waitress was overwhelmed and said she had eight tables all sat at once. It took an hour to get our food. She was very apologetic and finally let us know they brought in more servers and management so they would "now be ok". Looked at the time and realized it was 10:50am, past the breakfast rush but I guess late is better than never? We didn't really get refills or asked how our food was, but it wasn't the waitress fault. This is hardly the first holiday weekend the Madonna Inn has had, so they should have known better. Breakfast was good, but be prepared to wait for it and maybe even get your own water and coffee, which we saw people doing.
We came to the Copper Cafe to celebrate ...
We came to the Copper Cafe to celebrate my mom's 60th birthday. We made reservations ahead of time and our table was ready for us the minute we walked in the door. We were a party of 10 and our food was delivered in a timely manner. Everybody was more than satisfied with the quality of the food and the portions were so large that many of us took some our meals to go. We will definitely be coming here again!
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