Baumler, Barbara Peter and Sandra Albright met in 1980 when they
all joined the same women's soccer team. None had played soccer
before and the three of them soon became friends. The girls would
seek out good places to have breakfast after a practice or game
or instead of practice on a rainy northwest morning. Often times
they would go to the Maltby Cafe, which was there for two years
prior to going up for sale. Sandra was there having lunch with a
neighbor when she saw the sign that the cafe was for sale. She told
the other girls and they said "let's buy it."
was Sandra aware that Tana had always wanted to own a restaurant.
She had worked in the restaurant business for many years and had
cooked and been a baker.
had just purchased some property in Maltby and didn't want to see
the cafe go out of business. She was working for the Northshore
school district in payroll and had the necessary business experience
in bookkeeping and accounting.
had never worked in the restaurant business but brought her years
of people and business experience in Real Estate, retail management
and her love of entertaining and cooking.
three ladies began looking into buying the cafe in February of 1988,
came to an agreement in June 1988, closed the transaction and have
been the owner's ever since.
Maltby Cafe is located in the lower portion of an old schoolhouse
which was built in 1937 as the gymnasium and cafeteria for the school
next door... which was built in 1907.
for it's homemade country flavor, huge portions, and super staff,
the Maltby Cafe is consistantly on or near the top of many "Best
Of" lists in the Seattle area. Using only the finest ingredients,
we will satisfy your hunger for home-style cooking. Your visit to
the Maltby Cafe will be a one of a kind experience you will want
to try again and again.