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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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Irvine, California
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163 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had only stopped at the Madonna Inn once before, to check out their famous restrooms. Still a waterfall in the men's room and pink marble in the women's. This time it was decided before we went wine tasting on the Edna Valley Trail, we should eat something. At 11:30 going on noon, what do you do? Want a delicious, inexpensive... More 

Thank James W
Carmel, California
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The breakfast frittata was too greasy. It felt unhealthy to eat. The food was really no different than a Denny's coffee shop. The fun thing to do is tour all the little weird nooks and crannies on all 3 levels of the dining areas. All of the bathrooms are fun as well. There are gift shops, a truffle counter, and... More 

Thank Karen S
San Luis Obispo, California
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Many people do not like the atmosphere or decor, but the service and food is very good. I especially like breakfast. The corn beef hash is made from scratch and is incredible! The desserts are World famous and worth it.

Thank Steve U
Washoe City, Nevada, United States
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You don't just go for the food which is ok, you go to soak up the atmosphere of the place and surrounding. I went for lunch and had a basic chef salad. It was fresh but not out of the ordinary. I enjoyed it. This place has basic food, nothing novel. Keep that in mind and you will enjoy your... More 

Thank Judy B
San Diego, California
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543 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since we preferred to stay on the property during our two-day stay, we ate at the Copper Cafe for breakfasts and one dinner. The service was very friendly, and the menus quite varied. As with most eateries these days, the portions were way too much! The interior design of the cafe was eclectic, although not as much as the rooms.... More 

Thank bsimosd
Fresno, California
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367 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Each year when we come to SLO, we have breakfast here one morning. Their prices have always been high - and now they are even higher! They are very busy - our server this year was the best we've probably ever had - she was great! 5 starts for service! Food was fine - way over priced!!! 3 - 4... More 

Thank LoveGetAways70
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank DebbieTahoe
Hurricane, Utah
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a superb lunch. I had a 1/2 BLT and soup (clam chowder). The BLT was thick with bacon and ripe tomatoes,I added avocado! The clam chowder was some of the best I've ever had. We split a champagne cake piece (4 ways). It's large and delicious! A must have! Others had a monte cristo sandwich which was delicious;... More 

Thank colleens816
Atascadero, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great lunch with family... everything was cooked well and the pink champagne cake was excellent

Thank xxxSusanWxxx
San Jose, CA
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank sstlouis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?