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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
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First time I've been here in years and glad I stopped. It's very old school, kitschy as all get out and I loved it. It's like walking into the 60s, the staff is friendly the food tasty and prices are reasonable. The cakes are amazing and at a time home made as gone away, this place still does it right.

Thank Bill P
Santa Clarita, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A day trip up the coast led us to the Madonna Inn for lunch. While we've driven by many times before this was a first visit. Lunch was delicious, fast & friendly service. Highly recommend making a reservation online before you arrive to ensure you have a table, we did. Dessert is a must! Raspberry Delight cake, carrot cake &... More 

Thank espiri2
Salem, Oregon
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

TOURIST TRAP - takes me back to the 50's and 60's type tourist destinations. The decor and style is all old school. I appreciate the wood carvings, but the ALL PINK dining room is way over the top. Not the straight up good local food that was expected. Prices are high for the area and for what the food is.... More 

Thank gkat6120
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always fresh food and plentiful servings and great service. I even stop there when not staying at the hotel on a long trip south, just as a break knowing the food will always be good and great comfort food.

Thank beverleyhayes
East WA
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

They were busy late on a sunday holiday weekend, and we waited about 10 minutes past when they said the meal would be ready. I found the whole establishment a little contemptuous - from the hotel operator onwards - or strained in their busy-ness. I'm empathetic about how busy they were, but just giving you a gestalt for the atmosphere... More 

Thank EaglesHonour
Oxnard, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We love the Copper Cafe. The hot open faced turkey and beef sandwiches are our favorites and you haven't lived until you try their pink champagne cake. The service is always top notch and the atmosphere is charming and fun. Don't forget to take your camera downstairs to the famous restaurant bathrooms. Sounds weird, but you'll see why!

Thank CoolGramof3
Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you are traveling through San Luis Obispo on 101, this would be a great place to try out on your road trip. Been past the place many times and tried it this time. We were not disappointed. Service and table service was good. Meals come out hot and portions were good too. Meals are large enough to consider sharing... More 

Thank JamesUKUSA69
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Try the pink champagne cake, it's a giant piece and it isn't too sweet. The breakfast was very good. It's located in the same building as the restaurant and connects inside.

Thank lindsayzdz
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

In another quirky Madonna Inn restaurant with huge colorful decorations, this restaurant serves up s decent breakfast. Try the Breakfast sundae- a huge bowl of fresh fruit, yogurt and low fat granola. Prices are reasonable and service is excellent.

Thank Bonnie T
tucson az
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

had both dinner one night and breakfast here. service was very good and food was excellent but excessive amount of food and expensive. breakfast for 3 adults and 2 kids, no alcohol was $77 without tip.

Thank tucsonfolks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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
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?