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Crystal Palace

84, Triq San-Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1240, Malta
+356 2145 3323
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  • Excellent71%
  • 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 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall: 4 Comments: this local joint serves locals with excellent local food, and tourists being lost or that found it, great pieces of pastry to be consumed at tight tables under the attentive attention of (older male) locals drinking tea or coffee Reservation: - Location:...More

Thank Haarud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the pastizzis from this cafe. Locals fill the inside and outside area so it must be good. If you want to try a local treat you must go to this place. We had Cheese, pea and chicken pies. we bought 3 pies for...More

Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 12 April 2017

If you want to try a local treat you must go to this place small cramped just on the way into Rabat after visiting Mdina . We had Cheese pies and anchovy pie they also do chicken my wife who doses not like Anchovy said...More

Thank honestdoug1
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Famous for a reason. Best pastizzis around. Made fresh all day. Super cheap too! Not really a place to hang out, unless you're am an old Maltese man but there are plenty of benches at the park across the street!

Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Really enjoyed the pastizzis from this cafe. Locals fill the inside tables and immeadiate outside area so it must be good. Best to grab your food and take away. Tried some varieties that I had never eaten before. The anchovy pastizzi is a new favourite...More

1  Thank Paul Z
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Having a soft spot for the football team of the same name, and having recently discovered the pastizzi, I decided I should visit while in Rabat. Crystal Palace is located very close to the bus terminus in Rabat and is easy to find. It is...More

Thank stephencoh
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I had two of the pastizzis!! The pea one was my favorite. A tiny little gem right near Mdina. A must to really get a taste of Malta.

Thank tombraider83
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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