The Maple's beginnings go back to 1922 when brothers Ted and Paul Poulos established "The Redwood Empire Confectionery" on the corner of Perkins and State Streets, and began serving ice cream and candy to the growing Ukiah community. Three decades later the brothers converted the confectionery to a cafe and cocktail lounge and changed the name to "The Maple Cafe," a nod to the maple sugar they used in their confections.
In the 1960's the Poulos brothers retired and sold the cafe to their nephew John "Ted" Vasilopoulous and his wife, Katrina. In the 1970's the Maple saw a change of location to its present site. It also changed ownership three more times in the ensuing decades, the most recent being in May, 2012, when Ukiah native Stan Singley and his wife, Amy, became its 5th proud owners.
Stan is a multi-generation with almost 40 years of experience in fresh from scratch food service through Luby's Cafeterias in Texas and New Mexico, and as a successful restaurant owner in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 2012 Stan and Amy moved back to Ukiah. We are proud and grateful to call Ukiah home and for the opportunity to continue the Maple tradition.
Whether you are a local resident or a visitor enjoying the beautiful scenery along the Redwood Highway, we're glad you're here. We hope you have a delicious meal and a highly enjoyable experience at Stan's Maple Cafe.