• Madonna Inn

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Middle Eastern

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has a separate vegan menu on tables. Includes farmer’s market salad with quinoa, artichoke hearts, red onion, arugula and sliced almonds, buffalo chickpea and hummus or Mediterranean sandwich served on vegan French bread.

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5 Reviews

First Review by Greencrazed


Points +55

19 Sep 2022

Not very vegan friendly.

Just attended a wedding here and was served the vegan “meal” and was served a plate of steamed veggies and dry quinoa. The copper cafe has very limited vegan options either. It would be nice to have some clearly labeled vegan options and maybe some vegan proteins or something. By and large I wouldn’t expect to eat anything good from here food wise.



Points +106

19 Sep 2022

Didn’t want to cater to vegans

We are currently staying at The Madonna Inn, we went to the Steakhouse aware that they didn’t have any vegan options but asked if there was anything on the menu they could veganise for us, they had a veggie pasta, avocado toast, truffle potatoes and a mushroom dish so I thought they could do something with those but they didn’t even want to try. They told us to try the Copper cafe. Is it really that hard in this day and age to offer something like a vegan burger on such a huge menu? Just one option?

I’d seen that the Copper cafe had a couple of vegan sandwiches and one vegan salad online so thought this would be ok. These weren’t actually marked vegan on the menu in the cafe. I asked what the pasta of the day was, was told it was mushroom ravioli, I asked if it was vegan and the waitress said yes. When it came out it was covered in cheese, I sent it back, it then came out pretty cold where they’d taken the cheese off. It then became evident that the ravioli was stuffed with cheese too.
The waitress was apologetic and I asked for it to be taken off the bill which they did. She did try to recommend some other options but I was fed up by that point.

In general it seems that they just don’t want to cater for vegans and that the staff need additional training on dietary requirements and likely allergies. A real shame as I was looking forward to coming here.

Pros: A few vegan options on the online menu at cafe , Kitsch vibe

Cons: Don’t want to cater to vegans , Little knowledge of dietary requirements


Points +16

18 Sep 2020


We stayed at the Madonna Inn for a few nights and decided to eat at the steakhouse (which does not have a vegan menu, unlike the copper cafe). The waitress was still very accommodating and made sure she helped us throw something together. We had the truffle potatoes (hold the cheese and aioli), the romesco avocado toast (no feta), and the farfalle pasta (no parmesan, swap alfredo for olive oil, add extra veggies). It was amazing!! The avocado toast was so fun and had roasted corn on top😄


Points +71

16 Feb 2020

Vegan options at Copper Cafe

We had family visiting the area who thought it would be fun to have a meal at the Madonna Inn. I assumed we wouldn't be able to find anything vegan there, but checked online and was thrilled to see the other review on here. Indeed, the Copper Cafe at the Madonna Inn has three items on a "New Vegan Menu" that they started offering recently. We got the Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich and I was surprised at how flavorful and interesting it was. Usually, I find sandwiches with eggplant, roasted peppers, and portabellos a bit bland, but this was really tasty. Still no vegan desserts, but they said the vegan offerings have been very popular, so maybe they will add some vegan baked goods too...


Points +51

31 Aug 2019

I love this place!

The Madonna Inn is a SLO landmark and super funky. I always try to stop in when I’m in the area. I was delighted to see their new vegan menu in the cafe. I had the Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich. It was pretty good, although could be spicier. A nice light vegan lunch in a super cool location to eat.

Pros: Vegan menu!, Totally unique, funky environment , A local landmark

Cons: Noisy

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