Molly's is a Restaurant with a Rich Heritage. Long before the Souper became a restaurant, it enjoyed the distinction of being one of the most significant landmarks in Upland.
In 1880, William Boyd Stewart and his wife Mary, pioneers in the citrus business, founded the Stewart Citrus Association, which for many years was a prominent shipper of fruit to all parts of the country. In 1912, William Boyd Stewart and his wife Mary, pioneers in the citrus business, built this house for their personal residence.
The house soon became a popular place of hospitality. Mrs. Stewart often invited friends to tea in the beautiful glass enclosed parlor on the north side of the house. Here, guests enjoyed conversation with a breathtaking view of the mountains in the background. The Stewart home was always adorned with a colorful array of seasonal flowers, rose bushes and brilliantly colored fuchsia plants.
Mary Stewart died in 1950 and since then the house, under different owners, has been used in various ways, always maintaining the warmth and charm that made it such an important part of the community. In 1972 it was first converted into a restaurant, offering freshly baked bread and homemade soups ... hence ... the "Souper".
For the past 30 years, Molly Brouse owned and operated The Souper, dedicating herself to preserving the old-fashioned Stewart home charm, by featuring home cooked meals in an old-time, at-home atmosphere. She recently sold it to long time manager, Hermenegildo de los Santos, who has been on staff for 20 years.
Molly's Souper388 N 1st Ave
Upland, CA 91786 909-982-1114
Mon-Fri: 6 am - 2 pm
Sat, Sun: 6 am - 2 pm