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Crystal Palace

84, Triq San-Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1240, Malta
+356 2145 3323
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“peas” (10 reviews)
“cakes” (16 reviews)
“cheesecake” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Fast food
84, Triq San-Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1240, Malta
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There's pastizzi...and then there's PASTIZZI. We had some very nice ones in St Julians (Mr Maxims), but a trip to the Crystal Palace is a necessity. These are unrivalled in their fillings and craftmanship. Creamy ricotta, falvourful pea and we also had an anchovy pastry...More

Thank MsFromage
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cheap eats are available here, but be warned the clientele are often rowdy, use coarse language and since it's mainly used by locals, foreign visitors tend to be disparaged in the Maltese language.

Thank Amora M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good venue but cold food and poor service: had lunch there and pricey, but bearable - just disappointing that the service was so poor: food did not arrive for ages, didn't arrive together, when it did arrive half was cold - they even ran out...More

Thank R H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this bar/bakery many times and it is the best! Just sitting with the polite and courteous locals and watching the busy stream of people buying pastizzi and the sweet pastries on offer - is unbelievable. The staff never stop!. €1 for...More

Thank missboobrown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners of Casa Bernard had recommended this place for lunch. Great tasting pastizzi and delicious biscuits. Nice stop before you enter Mdina.

Thank FoxyRhino
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crispy pastizzis for only €0.35, cheese and anchovies flavours recommended. Not to be missed when you're visiting Mdina.

Thank Chun Hao T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crude but warm, plain but lively tea place. Good pastizzi but rather small qassatat. Décor basic, food rich!

Thank Dr. John Seyche... N
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

You can take pastizzi with ricotta or with a kind of herb I think, for 0,30€ each. Its a very small shop without any kind of decoration. That what it makes it unique.

Thank tragio
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Pastizzi are local Maltese savory pastries filled with either ricotta or mushy peas. They're delicious, but you have to know where to get them. Crystal Palace is the place. Absolutely delicious and - at 30 cents a pastizz - it won't break the bank!

Thank cafehopping
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This local cafe is an experience of how local cafes used to be. Expect to be served tea or coffee in a glass not a cup and you should taste the local delicacy, the cheese or the peas cakes. One of the most sought outlets...More

Thank Censu63
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84, Triq San-Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1240, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Rabat
  • Phone Number: +356 2145 3323
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