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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” (303 reviews)
“ice cream” (146 reviews)
“pastry” (55 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
244 Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1114, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited for a drink and cake as it resembled "Betty's Tearoom". There seemed to be more staff than customers. I had a special hot chocolate with fresh cream on. The chocolate tasted good. Had one of their Sicilian Canoli which tasted quite good. If you...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Locally-made ice-creams from a traditional café, offering seating inside or out in the square. And the prices are much lower than at the nearby Hagen-Das 'outlet'.

Thank S C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Whether it's a cake and coffee or a snack or something more substantial this is an ideal choice. The choice of cakes is outstanding and all are on show so you can see before you buy. You can choose to sit outside in the square...More

Thank j0hnw1955
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice, if not so many flavours to choose from. Okey texture and great taste. Somewhat hard to get the attension of the staff when ordering.

Thank Almberget
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Waited behind a couple to buy my icecream but the lady who was serving the couple walked away and there was myself and another couple still waiting to be served Waited about 5 minutes before another lady came to take our order can recommend the...More

Thank Madhez
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have visited this cafe on several occasions. Always busy busy. We were there Jan/Feb Cannot imagine what it is like at the high season. The cake selection is amazing all yummy. Love the mushy pea pie. Staff friendly .

Thank stujan49
Reviewed 5 days ago

Long established restaurant, service is a bit slow but they are popular. I think perhaps the diners inside get priority? Its larger inside than it looks from outside. My wife and I both had Arancini, new to us, quite delicious. Good value drinks too,worth a...More

Thank john_bradley2
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great pastries, good service, fantastic ice cream. Add the position right in the centre of the City for people watching, plus the fabulous interior architecture to wonder at - no wonder it’s so popular.

Thank WorcesterSource7
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not badly priced let down by service, we were ok, but noticed in short time we were there, one couple charged incorrectly, another American had to raise his arm even though he did call excuse me a couple of times. Male and female member of...More

Thank crossey
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took a day trip to Valletta by ferry from Sliema and had lunch here in the square outside the restaurant. Service was slow but it was a fair way for the waiters to walk from the restaurant to the outside tables and there were also...More

Thank songbird68
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27 February 2018|
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Response from gianzo7 | Reviewed this property |
I paid with Mastercard, no problem at all!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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