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Caffe Cordina

244 Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1114, Malta
+356 2123 4385
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (319 reviews)
“ice cream” (138 reviews)
“pastry” (45 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
244 Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1114, Malta
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1 - 10 of 1,464 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you love eggs with hollandaise sauce then come here for breakfast. They are on focaccia bread with pancetta and are just lovely. Lots of tables outside (just make sure you don't sit at Eddies accidentally and that's an entirely different review!). Generally quick service...More

Thank Sally D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had coffee and pastries here late one afternoon. It was very busy but we found a little table inside and the waiter comes to take your order. The pastries are on display at the counter and so are the cakes. We tried the Maltese...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed yesterday

We stopped for a coffee two times and then we had brunch on another. The quality of the pastry we tasted was very good indeed and the coffee was one of the best in Malta especially the iced espresso! The service was quick and accurate...More

Thank gianzo7
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cakes not that great, warm drinks and very average service. Not sure I would recommend this to anybody to be honest. Had better pastries from street vendors, and drinks were warm and very expensive

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Far better places than this bad services care. Trades on its name and location. Good to look, take some photos inside but pick another cafe to stop and refresh.

Thank Gina T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Work colleagues and I had dinner here on a first evening in Malta. The food at best was mediocre and the service nothing to write home about. Overall just a nice place to grab a bite to eat and reasonably priced.

Thank rpuk6
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had breakfast at the terrace of this café. Nice ricotta-filled cannoli and lovely coffee. Quick service and OK prices. The café itself has a lovely 19th century atmosphere; a must-see in Valetta.

Thank AnaDeSoto
Reviewed 4 days ago

I stopped for coffee here when visiting Valletta. I arrived just after the lunchtime rush when the cafe was emptying (approximately half the tables were empty) yet the staff were extremely inattentive to the point of being rude. The coffee was good, fortunately.

Thank Snicks207
Reviewed 5 days ago

Many many covers to deal with between the inside and the big terrace so they are relatively mob-handed with staff and this pays off as they keep on top of service very well. We had a good dinner here on our first night in town....its...More

Thank TorranceTraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good location, nice view but terrible service, not tasty deserts and bad coffee. Served in a rush, nothing special, dirty glasses. Highly visited because of the location, but if you want something nice and tasty this isn't the place. Recommend it for a drink in...More

Thank zlatinap96
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 30
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:30
Thursday
08:00 - 22:30
Friday
08:00 - 22:30
Saturday
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1114, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2123 4385
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Description
Located in an old palazzo in the bustling streets of Valletta, Caffe Cordina occupies a special place in the hearts of local and foreign visitors alike. Tracing its origins back to a small tea shop in Bormla, it has since grown and flourished into the Maltese icon we know today. The company is made up of a passionate team of dedicated staff members who take pride in their work and their role in the Caffe Cordina legacy. The quality food they provide and their consistently high-standard of service is testimony to this notion, whilst its long line of experience in the catering industry has resulted in the enviable reputation it enjoys today.
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