Maltby Cafe

Small Town Café
One of the best

The Maltby Café is located in an amazing little town of nostalgic mise-en-scene that includes strategically-situated old farm machinery, a few windmills, and countless vintage gasoline station signs.

The most famous reason to dine here is the cinnamon roll, a massive circular coil of sweet pastry served on a dinner plate, which it fits edge-to-edge. It is a full meal and then some — although a somewhat monomaniacal meal, to be sure.

There are other plate-filling breakfasts, too. Maltby oatmeal is served with melted butter running all over the top of the bowl. French toast is double-thick. The Maltby omelet is a plate-filler loaded with ham, beef, peppers, and onions.

After breakfast, there is lunch, which looks good … although we must admit that cinnamon rolls and omelets have pretty much put lunch out of the question for us. The menu includes pasta plates, homemade soup, and a piled-high hot Reuben sandwich.

What to Eat
Maltby Cafe, Bella Scramble
Bella Scramble
Bella Scramble mixes fresh basil and garlic scrambled eggs, sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, plus pine nuts.
Maltby Cafe, Cinnamon Roll
Cinnamon Roll
Under the cinnamon roll is a full-size dinner plate.
Maltby Cafe, Prime Rib Omelette
Prime Rib Omelette
The prime rib omelette is immense!
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday7 am - 3 pm
Monday7 am - 3 pm
Tuesday7 am - 3 pm
Wednesday7 am - 3 pm
Thursday7 am - 3 pm
Friday7 am - 3 pm
Saturday7 am - 3 pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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