Food & drink
Malta's most unique cafes! 10 spots guaranteed to take your coffee date up a notch
They’ve got delicious dishes waiting for you to dig into.

Jillian Mallia

We all love a good cuppa and a little sweet or savoury snack at the weekend. These cafes around the island offer up a unique vibe to your usual weekend outing and we bet you’re going to love the flavours, views and coffee goodness they serve.

Kantina Café

If you’re heading to Valletta this weekend to bask in the glorious history the capital offers, Kantina Café is one to consider. Situated right next to the grand St John’s Co-Cathedral in the heart of the city, Kantina offers up some fab coffees and snacks that will have your taste buds going wild!

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Marelli Café

Looking to grab an awesome snack in a unique spot? Marelli Café is the one for you. This café in Birkirkara is known for its the bomb.com brunchy dishes that are perfect for that catch-up date with your mates. Their eggs benedict is to die for, and they’ve always got some cool sweet treat that’s worth a try (and the calories!).

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Giorgio’s Café

Giorgio’s Café, a household name in its own right, has been an icon in the bustling town of Sliema since it opened its doors in 1987. Over the years it's been a popular haunt for people looking for a place to grab a bite after a shopping spree. They’ve got awesome breakfast, brunch and lunch options, as well as delicious treats for you to try out with your coffee. They’re even launching a new menu soon, with specialities including a Nutella latte, Ferrero latte and a babychino for kids! And not to mention their crazy-talented coffee art!

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Java

The newly-opened café in the heart of Naxxar is ready to serve some scrumptious dishes for your weekend café outing. Inspired by travel and all things tasty, JAVA offers up freshly prepared juices, shakes and locally roasted coffee. In the mood for brunch? They'll have you covered with their bagels, sourdough and poached eggs, salads and eye catching smoothie bowls that will have your mouth watering in seconds.

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Coffee Circus Mosta

Coffee Circus isn’t a new name on the local coffee scene and their Mosta outlet is definitely one to try if you haven’t yet. It offers a chilled vibe in the heart of the busy town, right next to the stunning Mosta Dome, and the coffee and sweet treats are incredible. It’s the perfect spot for your morning coffee before you head out to get your weekend errands done.

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Fontanella Tea Garden

If you haven’t visited Fontanella Tea Garden yet – what are you waiting for? It is possibly the most iconic café in Mdina being open for 44 years, boasting incredible views of the islands from the bastions of the Silent City. If you’re a chocolate lover, they’re classic chocolate cake will make you feel all fuzzy inside and is an absolute must-try. Did you know it's not just a tea room but also a wine bar by night? Win win!

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Phoenicia

Feel like royalty as you indulge in The Phoenicia Malta’s glorious Afternoon Tea. Sit back and relax at one of the island’s most elegant places to have tea (and a little spritz, too). It’s also the perfect spot to have a unique date with those gal pals you haven’t seen in a while. Chin chin, baby!

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Carolina's Petit Cafe

The chic cafe is one of the most adorable spots for your afternoon tea. With tearooms in Balzan, Qawra and Sliema, you're spoilt for choice with Carolina's. Don't forget to try their awesome bakes with your hot cuppa!

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Carolinas petit cafe & tearoom / Facebook

Caffe Berry

Looking for a scrumptious cup of coffee? Caffe Berry will hit all the right spots! This coffee shop in Sliema is known for its creative flair when it comes to the art of brewing coffee. They've got different blends, and you can even opt for plant based milk in your drink, if that's what you fancy.

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Caffe Berry / Facebook

Jacob's Brew - Pay it Forward

Jacob's Brew in Marsaskala is the perfect place to have a relaxed cuppa by the sea. And what better way to enjoy your coffee than knowing you'll be doing good? Yes! If you give your stamped receipt to someone who needs it most, they can enjoy a free cup of coffee and a chat with the lovely owners who know a thing or two about hard times.

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Jacob's Brew - Pay It Forward / Facebook

Where will you be heading for a cuppa this International Coffee Day?

1st October 2020


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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