Food & drink
Attention, tea lovers! Celebrate International Tea Day at these lovely local spots
If you needed an excuse to satisfy your sweet tooth, now you have it.

Jillian Mallia

Calling all tea lovers! Tomorrow, Saturday 15th December, is International Tea Day - just another excuse to head to one of your favourite spots to sip on a cuppa and indulge in a sweet treat or two (or four, if it's been THAT kind of week. We won't judge!). Here are some lovely local spots for you to try out.

1. Palazzo Parisio

Sit down, pour yourself a cup of tea and relax at the stunning 19th century palace that is Palazzo Parisio. This tearoom is the stuff of dreams with its enchanting surroundings, delicious cakes and traditional English brews, which will have you 100% relaxed in all of three seconds!

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2. Flora’s Café

An adorable tearoom in the heart of Naxxar, Flora’s Café is cosy, welcoming and brimming with pretty details. Among its more delectable items are the hot pies, scrumptious cakes and of course, warm cups of love. You won’t be disappointed!

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3. Fontanella Tea Garden

A classic and much-loved tearoom is Fontanella, situated on Mdina’s Bastions. Head on over to this local stalwart, order a pot of tea, wrap up tight, and take in the stunning views of Malta from the Silent City. Be sure to try the divine chocolate cake or crunchy pastizzi while you're here (or both #YOLO).

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4. Carolinas Petit Café

Situated in the heart of Balzan village, Carolinas Petit Café is the closest thing we have locally to the typically quaint, British-style tearooms, and will satisfy any craving you may have! Besides the tea, you don’t want to miss out on the scrumptious scones, pastries and cakes!

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5. Jalie’s Café

Situated in Attard, Jalie’s Café is a fantastic place full of sweet treats and savoury delights. Pick your favourite from a delightfully varied menu, pour yourself some tea and just relax the time away!

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6. Phoenicia Hotel

As you walk to Valletta’s entrance, right before the newly-restored Triton Fountain, you’ll find the Phoenicia Hotel, which serves amazing high tea complete with all the trimmings. Their delicious scones and pastries are all made in-house and are simply to die for!

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Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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