Old Priory Cafe

Price guide: Budget

Carmelite Priory, Villegaignon Street, Mdina

Price guide: Budget

Cafe

By Juliet Rix, your Mdina expert

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#5 of 6
expert-rated restaurants in Mdina
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.1
4.1
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
4.9
4.9
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, History, No fuss

Expert review of Old Priory Cafe

Lunch and snacks in the oasis of the old Carmelite Priory in the heart of Mdina.

This is a delightful place to eat with a small menu of tasty all-day snacks and lunches. I love the mix of ancient and modern here and the real peace of its monastic surroundings.

Food and drink: 

There are Ftira (Maltese bread rolls), soups (with Maltese bread), cakes and a few well-prepared main meals at lunchtime.

Ambience: 

The ceiling is original from the 17th century which is oddly in keeping with the bright white modern café beneath. Clean and fresh with a very calm, relaxed atmosphere, this is a place to drop by for lunch or to rest the legs over a coffee and snack.

Service: 

Friendly and helpful. You may need to order at the counter.

Location: 

It's off Mdina’s main street, inside the 17th century Carmelite Priory. The ground floor (where the café is located) is now the very engaging Carmelite Priory Museum while the upper floor is still a small functioning priory. Very peaceful.

Price advice: 

Ftira from around 3 euros, and mains from 7-16 euros.

More information on Old Priory Cafe:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café, Restaurant, Tearoom
Food:
Mediterranean, Snacks
Address:
Carmelite Priory, Villegaignon Street, Mdina
Telephone:
27 020 404
Website:
http://www.carmelitepriorymuseum.com/~carmel/en/old-priory-cafe.htm
Serves:
Lunch, Afternoon Tea
Opening times:
Daily 10am-5pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Maltese

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