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“A modern-ish take on a diner”

Madonna Inn Copper Cafe
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Ranked #10 of 303 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Malibu, California
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A modern-ish take on a diner”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

This place is fun. The decor is unique, festive, earthy and real. The wait staff is present and available and full of stories on the history of the place. The menu is extensive; we went for diner standbys and weren't disappointed. I wish we'd had room for dessert, as the display cases were full of temptations. I'd like to return for dinner. My hunch is they do a great steak.

  • Visited January 2014
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SF Bay Area, California
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Unique experience, good food”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

the menu is extensive. They serve breakfast and lunch/dinner. the food is of good quality. This is a nice place to stop for lunch if you are traveling between L.A. and the Bay Are on U.S. 101. It is just off the freeway, but there is no freeway, but there is no noise. Family friendly, but fine for adults also. Wide choice of American dishes.

Visited January 2014
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Belo Horizonte, MG
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Horrible food”
Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Got two stars because of the environment, and the French fries. Horrible pasta of the day (cheese tortellini with Alfredo's sauce), and Madonna Burguer ok (cheese not melted and too much butter on bun). Restaurant not recommended at all. Don't know about its hotel!

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royal oaks
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Pancakes in the whole world!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

I eat pancakes and have tried them every where and in my life I have never had a better short stack with extra butter.

Visited January 2014
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Hooksett, New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good food.”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had a great breakfast, the staff was friendly and the decorations for the holiday were great!!!! The baked cakes and pies are amazing, and a great cup of coffee!

Visited December 2013
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