Unlike the very elaborate celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary last year, we celebrated our 26th anniversary today quietly, relatively frugally and without the great gift-giving sessions of our Silver wedding anniversary.
Today we simply ate great food – and a lot of it.
The Maltby Cafe, which is just a short drive down a forested and beautiful (and very windy and curvy) road from our house is pretty well-known around Seattle. The food is out-of-this-world delicious, the service is great, and the atmosphere is homey, to say the least. The cafe is located in the basement of an gymnasium, built in 1937 as an addition to the schoolhouse next door, which was built in 1907.
This is the schoolhouse…
… and this is the gymnasium. But the entry to the cafe is on the side. See that little brown door there on the left?
Yeah, that one.
Other than the phenomenal food and service, what I like best about the Malty Cafe are the walls. No really. The walls of the former basement of the former gymnasium are made out of dried straw and mud! See?
Oh, but the food!
The breakfasts at the Maltby Cafe are famous. Just look at this menu and I promise, your mouth will start watering – more if you’ve been there already because you know how incredibly tasty everything is!
This morning I got the vegetarian omelette with fresh spinach instead of olives:
Tom got the California omelette:
And here’s one of the Maltby Cafe’s famous cinnamon rolls – which we didn’t eat… this time!
Yes, it really is that huge.
Fabulous! And we’re not the only ones who think so:
That’s just one wall; the other walls are filled with menus signed by famous people who have eaten at this out-in-the-boonies, hole-in-the-wall of a restaurant.
Did I mention that the servings at the Maltby Cafe are huge? It’s now 9 PM and there’s no way I can eat dinner tonight or anything else until at least morning!
But by October, we MUST go back – because look what I just discovered!! Ach du LIEBER – just look at Tuesday!