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Caffe Cordina

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Café, Coffee Shop, Mediterranean, Bakery
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244 Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1114, Malta
+356 2123 4385
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7:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 101
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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice to sit out on the square

We came here for a morning Kinnie and a pea cake. There are plenty of tables on the square, which are perfect for watching the world go by. Service was attentive and efficient, as would be expected at this Valletta institution. Prices are reasonable for the calibre of the place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
George M
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Alexandria, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Inside is really neat, but OUTSIDE is fantastic. Wait staff super friendly. Food was perfect. Maybe is hard to make sitting in the warm spring sunshine with a glass of cool wine suck. But I suppose it could happen. It did not here. And is one of best places to people watch in the city.

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Malton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

After some shopping in central and beautiful Valletta, my wife and I entered Caffe Cordina for a snack. The staff were all elegantly dressed in smart uniforms and ready to serve clients. You can't leave the Caffe without tasting the speciality of the large selection of cakes, desserts and ice cream. Caffe Cordina is well renowned for sweets. Don't leave... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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381 helpful votes 381 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We came here for a morning Kinnie and a pea cake. There are plenty of tables on the square, which are perfect for watching the world go by. Service was attentive and efficient, as would be expected at this Valletta institution. Prices are reasonable for the calibre of the place.

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A very busy café, lovely to sit outside when it's warm, or enjoy the internal décor on a colder day. Coffee and cakes were excellent, lunch portions are huge!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Overcrowded, there are better place to go for a good cakes. Cakes taste like average sweets from supermarket and believe me i have tried plenty of cakes all around the world.I'm not impress at all

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed wine and cake outside which was really nice after walking most of the day, pigeons were annoying and it can be windy, 2nd time inside which was facinating a really ornate interior. The cakes........the photos on the outside menus don't do them justice, look at the displays first, very difficult to choose!

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Lancs, England
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166 reviews 166 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came here at lunch time but it was full so called back an out or so later. Managed to get a table that time but unfortunately a lot of the local pastry specialities had sold out by that time. What we had was good though and the cakes all looked delicious. Cafe gets very busy and is a bit... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The Café Cordina is a very popular and very busy almost fast food café in the centre of Valletta with a long history and an ornate interior. The service was very good and the food fine.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

A beautiful building taking you back 100 years ago to gave afternoon tea or coffee with the most amazing cakes.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We have always enjoyed this establishment either eating outside or inside.Food and drink very good with outstanding service.Many Maltese come here on a regular basis.A definite visit if you walk around Valetta and very easy to find on Republic Street.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 21
  • Cuisine: Café, Coffee Shop, Mediterranean, Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?