Caffe Cordina

Price guide: Budget

Republic Square, 244-5 Republic Street, Valletta, VLT 04

Price guide: Budget

Caffe Cordina in the square - closing time

By Juliet Rix, your Valletta expert

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#5 of 7
expert-rated restaurants in Valletta
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.9
3.9
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
5
5.0
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, People watching, Shopping, Sightseeing

Best for Cheap eats - Expert review of Caffe Cordina

The Valletta café - a Malta institution.

This is a Valletta landmark and popular meeting place right at the heart of the capital. Sit under the (dis?)approving gaze of Queen Victoria with a cup of coffee and a sandwich/pastizzi and watch the world go by.

Food and drink: 

There is coffee and cold drinks, pastries, sandwiches, pastizzi (traditional Maltese mini-pasty) and excellent ice cream.

Ambience: 

Inside, it is rather like a Viennese Café, outside it is all Valletta – paradise for people watching.

Service: 

It's either uniformed waiters, or go to the counter. Not fast, but not slow either and anyway who cares, there is plenty to look at.

Location: 

The café is right on Valletta’s main street (pedestrianised) just before it feeds into the city’s main square. Outside seating takes up most of a small secondary square in front of the Knights’ library, between St John’s Co-Cathedral and the Grand Master’s Palace. Could not be more at the heart of things.

Price advice: 

Croissants cost 1.65 euros, pastizzis 75 cents for two, baguettes 4.95 euros, and ice cream 2.25 euros per scoop.

More information on Caffe Cordina:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café
Food:
Ice cream, Mediterranean, Snacks
Address:
Republic Square, 244-5 Republic Street, Valletta, VLT 04
Telephone:
21 234 385
Website:
http://www.caffecordina.com
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 8am-3pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Sandwiches

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