25 years the longest running Winner in the Best Breakfast category

Best Brunches in All 50 States

The 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America
as Featured in the May 2019 issue of Travel and Leisure Magazine

A List

Winner of 2016 Best Breakfast by Seattle A-List voters

Winner of Best Dessert and Best Healthy Bite at the 2011 Comcast Bite of Seattle for our Shortcakes and Maltby Bars

Winner of Best Dessert at the 2010 Comcast Bite of Seattle for our Marionberry and Strawberry Shortcakes

Featured in the September 2010 issue of Food Network Magazine

 iWitness iWitness Video 

A Down Home Feeling at the Maltby Cafe

Zagat Rated 2012 Seattle Restaurants


Seattle Metropolitan January 2008
Hot Breakfast Spots Issue
One of the Best Breakfast Spots in Town

2005 People's Pick
Finalist for Brunch
Old fashioned, rib-sticking country cooking: Big Food, worth waiting for. Corned beef and other sandwiches, salads, burgers, omelets, scrambles and breakfast potatoes, chicken fried steak, biscuits, battleship-sized cinnamon rolls. Nice "howdy neighbor" atmosphere adds appeal.

Seattle Weekly Best of Seattle 2002
Best Restaurant in the Middle of Nowhere


2006 Best of Citysearch
Best Breakfast Top 3 Winner

A Saturday morning brunch can satisfy appetites for the weekend. Unhurried, bountiful breakfasts feature omelettes (the Maltby is a huge affair, stuffed with assorted vegetables, ham cubes and even pieces of roast beef). Good new potatoes, old-fashioned oatmeal and thick slices of French toast round out the menu. The cafe's renowned cinnamon rolls are the size of bread loaves, big enough to fill at least two bellies.
  • I was searching for a great breakfast spot with amazing cinnamon rolls. And guess what? I found it!
    - Lisa
  • We have been coming to Maltby Cafe for at least 10 years. We have celebrated many special occasions and taken countless visitors. We love the service and the food. Try the eggs Benedict, the Swedish pancakes, the scrambles, and when you can't decide, order the pancake sandwich!
    - Jennifer
  • Great portions, delicious food, friendly staff, and awesome Bloody Marys.
    - S Hamlin
  • Delicious breakfast! Highly recommend the Italian sausage especially.  Staff was attentive and very friendly. Large portions as well. Was not sure what to expect because it's largely in a basement, but I can see why I've been told this is the best breakfast in the area.
    - Dave
  • We have found a wonderful place to go for breakfast out! The cinnamon rolls are monsters and yummy! I have the best omelet that I have had in years and truth be told I brought home half it was that large. It is a lovely homey vibe with great food!
    - Krista
  • Be ready for a wait on the weekends, but it's my favorite breakfast place. Their menu is extensive, and you have to get a cinnamon roll.
    - Bianca
  • We came in in Memorial Day when it was really busy but it was worth it and the service was great. We started with the worlds largest cinnamon roll. Enough to feed 4 adults and 2 hungry kids. Probably would be enough for 8 adults. Food was awesome.
    - Kody
  • Love breakfast and enjoy going here. The owners are awesome and I love supporting businesses that are good! I'm a big guy and I can never finish a whole meal here! I've come here off and on for over 20 years!
    - Erik
  • Me and my daughter came in yesterday for breakfast and it was such a great experience! The food was amazing and the wait staff were so incredibly sweet and caring. I'll definitely drive my 35 minute commute for this again!
    - Amber
  • Always a good experience, and great food. Being from Detroit, and have eaten there a number of times, I rank it Number one for breakfast. Love watching my grandson enjoy the Huge cinnamon roll.
    - Jeannie
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