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“Better than I expected”

Madonna Inn Copper Cafe
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$22
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Atascadero, California
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Better than I expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

I was expecting more of the overpriced, mediocre SLO area tourist trap cuisine. Yes, it's a bit more expensive than elsewhere, but, hey, the decor and the basement restrooms are definitely worth a few bucks extra. And, against all odds, my hot turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes was huge and quite good. If possible, I'd suggest sitting at the copper-clad counter for even better service and atmosphere. And then there's the desserts...

  • Visited September 2013
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Dorset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Delightful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Great choice and tasty food set in an atmospheric location. The service was fast, friendly and efficient. I wish I'd had room for the beautiful cakes!

Visited May 2014
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Nalcrest, Florida
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259 reviews
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“always driving by”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

but this time we stopped for lunch. we were in Cambria for a family reunion & it was down to us & another couple. they hadn't been to the Madonna Inn & we felt they should see it while in the area.
lunch was surprisingly good. we all enjoyed the food. Jeff had a burger & fries, I had the shrimp louie. I could only eat 1/2 of it & took home the left-overs that we split for dinner. very nice composed salad. Jeff's nephew had the linguica omelet & ate the whole thing. I'm impressed. his wife had the hot turkey sandwich on biscuts <her request>. our waitress was a lot of fun & very helpful. a round of bloody Mary's for all. then we walked all over the hotel. a nice way to end family week.

  • Visited May 2014
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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Unique Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

The Champagne cake was wonderful, big and rich. Very unique place, wacky, crazy, a great place to see at least once.

  • Visited March 2014
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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372 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
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“kitschy...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

We had an enjoyable lunch at the Copper Cafe. The BLT was taste and we had the "best ever" fresh strawberry pie! We got a look at the famous men's bathroom and enjoyed walking through this interesting hotel. We will definitely try and stay at this hotel when we come back through this way.

  • Visited April 2014
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