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Caffe Cordina

244 Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1114, Malta
+356 2123 4385
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (328 reviews)
“ice cream” (152 reviews)
“pastry” (66 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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244 Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1114, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This glorious café has been owned and operated by the same family for 180 years. Locals flock here and it’s easy to see why. The food - especially the cakes - is delicious and the setting and ambience are very special.

Thank Paula T
Reviewed yesterday

The interior is really classy and beautiful. Worth to come and see it. However, the terrace is full of garbage and really messy. The waiters do not seem to be bothered with it either.

Thank Ivana M
Reviewed yesterday

Found it by accident and thorouhly enjoyed our cakes and coffee,very nice staff and good service. beautiful surrounding,certainly worth a visit at least once!!!

Thank Beina1
Reviewed yesterday

This busy restaurant is in Victoria Square just off Republic Street and is an ideal place to watch the world go by. You can have snacks, a full meal or one of their delicious cakes if you want to be really self indulgent. The place...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing location, wine and canolli - what more can I say. A must visit in Valletta (if a tiny bit difficult to get service)

Thank dhill2509
Reviewed 2 days ago

The icecream is top, but wait until you the cake counter, it is fabulous. Coffee is top too, service good even when they almost collapse under the stress. Most cakes contain a good dollop of alcohol !

Thank RickKessel_Lo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were recommended to visit this cafe, in part due to a jazz band playing there on Thursdays, however having checked the website this doesn’t start until 22 June. But we thought we would try the food anyway and were delighted with scrumptious Maltese bread...More

Thank 470JohnH470
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was not the first time for us there in fact we stop each time we go to Republic Street but the last time was really amaizing i still remember the spaghetti with sea food i ordered ( the quantity was so generous and the...More

Thank Lutfy D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very good. In business 100 years. This place doesnt need my review. Definitely stop by for breakfast or lunch or for treats to take home.

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for coffee after visit to Grand Masters Palace. Difficult to get served and then took ages to get the bill. Waitress very rude. Don't bother to go.

Thank 268Vee1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 29
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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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