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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” (301 reviews)
“ice cream” (146 reviews)
“pastry” (55 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
244 Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1114, Malta
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I really would've rated this a lot higher initially. I was also all set to become a regular customer, having just moved here permanently. The pastizzis are nice (if a few cents more expensive than the competition) and the Kannoli are delicious. Our first visit...More

Thank adrianpritcha72
Reviewed 3 days ago

Tradional large cakes as the Maltese like them. Do go inside and admire the interior and generous bar. Don’t be in a hurry it’s a place to watch the world going by.

Thank ameliasaintgeorge
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good coffee, quick service, old fashioned, italian feeling. We had our coffee at the bar as the whole place was overcrowded, had a sweet biscuit and water as well with the espresso. It was the cheapest good quality coffee we had at Malta. Surprisingly inexpensive...More

Thank Diana F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice cafe that did not quite live to my expectations. Service was not bad but neither that good either. The coffee and food were average.

Thank AnnaEsk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This cafe in Valletta is a Maltese institution being established since 1837. It is an absolute must see & do. The decor is overwhelmingly beautiful. Staff polite & smartly presented. The cakes are sublime. And the prices very reasonable Do go you won’t regret it.

Thank Freshwaterrose
Reviewed 1 week ago

An old established institution, with a ornate ceiling and decor, this is packed with both locals and tourists at most times of the day. The first time I went there was in 1974. It is still quite quirky and you have to circle around the...More

Thank DemoDave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely old ambient,service is very professional.Really good cakes and drinks. Basically everything you want from a café!

Thank ManWhichSeeksWisdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat outside so didn't benefit from the ornate interior which looks like something you'd find in Florence. Service was prompt and polite given this is premium tourist trap territory. Orange juice, good cappuccino, a choice of plain or chocolate croissant and two slices of...More

Thank MandyLK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for a break from sightseeing. Would normally have sat outside but it was a bit chilly. Glad we went in. What a beautiful interior. The ceilings are amazing. Waiting staff were helpful and patient while we decided on what cake to have. Definitely work...More

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cafe is located in a popular square (Queens Square). There is an indoor seating section as well as an indoor section. We sat outside in the square surrounded by other restaurant outdoor seating. The location is great. Perfect for family and friend to meet...More

Thank MrGaucho1987
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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