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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, 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
Lovely environment, but the service was not the best. Slow to be wait on, slow to bring drinks, and slow to bring food. I understand this isn't wait staff fault, but server never came by to give updates or thank us for our patience. Food was good, not great.
Our experience was not good for breakfast. First of all we had a reservation and after checking in with the hostess we waited for a table, my wife finally went back up to ask and they forgot about us. Secondly, my wife ordered a ham and cheese omelette with mushrooms. The food was out quickly but there was very little ham or cheese and no mushrooms, it was also dry and over cooked. The hash browns she had were greasy. I had a waffle which was dry as well. The place is beautiful inside and we ordered cake to go, which was outstanding! Their bakery is exceptional and is more in line with what we would expect from such a landmark institution in SLO. Sadly, we will not go back to the Copper Cafe.
I had the $28 steak sandwich.......was not worth half that price. Half of the small steak was fat.
My wife had the chilli burger which was O.K.
We live in 5 cities area, so company would love to see your location,
we will just tell them go look, but eat somewhere else.....sorry
Won't be coming back here anytime soon!
Took my friend there for lunch, it was her first time there and will no doubt be her last...mine too! We both ordered a salad and half way through she bit down on a toothpick hidden in her salad. Her mouth got stabbed and all they wanted to do was offer her a piece of their dry cake! DONE, DONE DONE....NEVER GOING BACK AND WILL NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!!
Made reservations for my daughter and I. We were seated promptly and that was it! Waited over 20 minutes and no one came around to offer us coffee or anything and we ended up going to another restaurant! We are a local family and have been there many times, don't think we will be going back anytime soon.
A very enjoyable dining experience overall.
The wait staff was exceptional in all ways.
I might mention one small item; the side salad was too large for the plate. I'd didn't think the salad was too large, just that a larger plate would allow one to better place the salad dressing that came on the side. Thanks!
The Madonna Inn is always fabulous; the food is delicious, the staff is warm and friendly and from the inside to the outside, every area is magical! They serve the most delicious coffee, their bacon is the best and their coconut cream pie is the best I've ever had! For an unforgettable time, treat yourself to the Madonna Inn!
It was St Patrick's day so to be fair maybe they were busier than usual. We sat for over an hour without food or explanation of why the food was taking so long. The waitress did explain after the meal that the kitchen was slow and she appreciated our patience.
We like going to the Copper Cafe for all occasions. The last time I made a reservation through Open Table and I called to confirm the reservation as well, for 11 people, 2 highchairs and Gluten Free Bread. When we got there, they had our tables set up for us, though a little cramped, we made it work. But when we ordered our meals we wanted to order 4 Club sandwiches with the Gluten Free Bread due to allergies. We have ordered these before from there and they are delicious. Needless to say a few of us were disappointed, they only had 6 slices. Our waitress said that she was aware of our large party but they never told her about our request for the Gluten Free bread, therefore someone dropped the ball. They need to communicate better!!! My order was the last to come out it was the Southwest Steak Salad, although we ordered 3 of them, it took awhile I think they forgot mine.
Our waitress was Great!!!
We arrived early for our reservation and were promptly seated, even though they were very busy. This was much appreciated. Our server, Taylor, was extremely friendly and accommodating. Food portions were huge and very tasty. We were staying at the hotel (which was wonderful), celebrating a birthday, and even though we were there for breakfast, she still brought out a huge piece of beautiful, Pink Champagne cake (compliments of the house). It really made the Birthday girls day! We will definitely return :)
We have been told to go there by friends because of the distinctive features and we wanted to experience it by ourselves. It is a nice restaurant full of details. There was live music at night and they have an interesting gift shop. It is really expensive but even the restrooms are worth visiting!
Put us at terrible table even though we had reservations. Booth behind the round counter and next to icecream station and kitchen door, even though resturaunt wasn't busy. Waited 20 minutes for server show. My daughter ordered an item, just to be told they were out later. Cake pieces were smaller than normal. Brought family to show them how wonderful it was, probably won't be back for a long time
The Madonna Inn Copper Cafe offers an (unadvertised) slice of one of their famous cakes on a birthday or anniversary. We usually look forward to the toffee crunch cake with shipped cream, but this time we weren't asked which we wanted and were surprised to be delighted with their choice: white cake with whipped cream and gobs of rich creamy yellow custard, the cake accented with pink colored shavings of white chocolate. The custard was nearly as good as mother used to make!! The birthday girl loves Copper Cafe pancakes and I was very pleased with the Denver Omelette, only $1 more for bagel and cream cheese instead of toast. No leftovers!
Waitress was attentive and did her best. The food was quite awful. Vegetables overcooked. Broccoli is NOT supposed to 'melt' in your mouth. Holiday special duck was tasteless, the dressing had no flavor. Cake - although huge, fluffy and supposed to impress - tasted just plain sugar with a hint of lemon flavor with some coconut thrown in for texture. Heavy Midwestern or rather old European (I mean ooold! like German / Austro-Hungarian) ambiance.
I am sad to write this review. I have been coming to breakfast at Copper Cafe over the last 8 months. I live down the street and was born here in 1969. I never came until recently. It was awesome over the summer. Incredible service and really good food. I recommended it to all my friend. This week alone I have gotten feed back from two friends saying it was sub standard. I thought well maybe its because they went for dinner. But i took 5 people along with me for breakfast yesterday. it was not buy . The service was not good at all. The food was even worse. Did you get a new cook? really, the food was not the same. Or the waitress didn't ask for what we ordered. My dad ordered the belgian waffle. It was so dry. i won't go on and on but I took the time to write this because I really want your cafe to be the way it used to be. Great service and tasty food. I noticed the prices increased but that didn't bother me. What will keep me from making it my new breakfast spot will be if the service and quality of food don't continue to be fantastic. I love your resturant and really hope you make the corrections.
I'll start out by saying the food was good, as it always is. I ordered the Southwest Steak salad, husband got the hot roast beef sandwich and the kids shared a cheeseburger followed by a delicious piece of pink champagne cake!!
I do not think I will be back on a major holiday, though. We fully expected it to be busy it literally took 15-20 min for our server to come to our table to take our beverage oder then it took about 40-45 more minutes before our food came to the table. We have 2 small children (4 & 3) so it was hard to keep them occupied for so long before eating. I don't know if this is normal for holiday dinner time but I know we won't be back for Christmas eve again.
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.
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