Our Story

Thanks to you, our dreams have come true. For 15 years we have strived to provide you, our Guest, with a high-quality meal with a lot of Gemütlichkeit. We pride ourselves on having an attentive and well-trained staff who prepare, sell, and serve our high-quality products. Our specialty is German cuisine featuring sausages, cold cuts, Schnitzels, bread, and desserts based on Hollerbach family recipes.

Back in 1981, Linda and I first started thinking about opening our own restaurant. We opened the Willow Tree Café in August 2001 and thanks to our loyal guests and our great staff, we have been growing ever since. We have expanded the restaurant from the initial 75 seats to our current capacity of over 275, which includes a full-service bar.
In 2011 we opened Magnolia Square Market, a true German Delikatessen, where you can find your favorite German products, including gluten-free items, wine, beer, and fresh-baked goods.

We want to thank the residents of Downtown Sanford and our Business Neighbors for letting us be a contributing partner in making our town great. We encourage you to enjoy our food and hospitality, and we welcome you into our family.

Vielen Dank!
Linda, Theo, and Christina Hollerbach and our dedicated staff