Our Story


 Stan's Maple Cafe – A Ukiah tradition since 1922.

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 Café,” 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 Ukiahan with 40 years of experience managing 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.

After 4 years in Ukiah running Stan’s Maple full time, Stan and Amy placed the restaurant in the very capable hands of its then general manager Judy Hyler.

Judy started with the Maple under prior ownership in 2009, and worked her way up to become its general manager in 2014. Through Stan’s tutelage and her own dedication and hard work, Judy has continued the “Maple Tradition” of providing a warm welcome and a delicious meal to our guests. She grew up in Santa Rosa but she, her husband Mike and their 5 children have called the Ukiah area home for many years. In May of 2017 Judy became the Maple’s resident owner.

Whether you are a local resident, or a visitor enjoying the beautiful scenery along the Redwood Highway, we’re glad you’re here. Stan, Amy, Judy and all of our amazing staff hope you have a delicious meal and a highly enjoyable experience at Stan’s Maple Café.

From all of us at Stan’s Maple - THANK YOU!

If you have catering needs please speak to Ashlin who, in addition to her work at Stan’s Maple, owns Garbocci Gourmet Catering. Ashlin is a local Ukiahan and a graduate of the Napa Valley Cooking School who provides creative and delicious catering services for special events in the Ukiah area.