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Caffe Cordina

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Bakery, Coffee Shop, Mediterranean, Café
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244 Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1114, Malta
+356 2123 4385
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Today
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 211
    Excellent
  • 254
    Very good
  • 98
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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I have visited Cafe Cordina before and always found expectation out weighs experience. This visit was to buy a takeaway snack. We tried to look to see what was available constantly hustled and bustled by staff with large serving trays and customers who seem to come in just to stand and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
tulullah
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Lancashire
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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Lancashire
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I have visited Cafe Cordina before and always found expectation out weighs experience. This visit was to buy a takeaway snack. We tried to look to see what was available constantly hustled and bustled by staff with large serving trays and customers who seem to come in just to stand and gawk. Having decided we then have risk life and... More 

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south shields
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This cafe is a blast from the past, with Victorian architecture. It is worth a visit for this feature. The meals don't match the ambience. I had burger with cheese and onion, and chips. The chips were warm and chewy (warmed-up frozen, I think), and the burger was just pressed mince - no egg binding, no herbs. The advertised cheese... More 

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johncordina, Manager at Caffe Cordina, responded to this review

Dear Mr/Mrs Dogman, We appreciate you taking your time to place your honest opinion about us here on Tripadvisor. Whilst it is a pity that your food experience at Caffe Cordina did not meet your expectations, we excuse ourselves for the shortcomings! I have forwarded your comment to our Executive chef to look into this matter. In the meantime should... More 

Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Even before you walk into this café, cramped with people, you realize its popularity with the number of people sitting by the tables outside. In February. Come for the Italian feel, the baroque ceiling, the abundance of cakes. And don't mind the high prices and slow waiters. They are everywhere else too, but this place IS one of a kind.

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johncordina, Manager at Caffe Cordina, responded to this review

would like to thank you very much for your review. We always strive to give the best service possible at Caffe Cordina and we are very pleased that you have enjoyed your day. We look forward to another opportunity to host you at Caffe Cordina and once again, thank you for your positive comments! If you have any further issues... More 

Royston, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Nobody should be in Valetta without visiting this place - it is an experience, matched only by the food

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johncordina, Manager at Caffe Cordina, responded to this review

I would like to thank you very much for your review. We always strive to give the best service possible at Caffe Cordina and we are very pleased that you have enjoyed your day. We look forward to another opportunity to host you at Caffe Cordina and once again, thank you for your positive comments! If you have any further... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Love this Cafe,abit of old Malta I think.Ornate throughout,and always busy,their cakes are the best Ive ever tasted,and delicious Expresso.They are not expensive either.

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johncordina, Manager at Caffe Cordina, responded to this review

I would like to thank you very much for your review. We always strive to give the best service possible at Caffe Cordina and we are very pleased that you have enjoyed your day. We look forward to another opportunity to host you at Caffe Cordina and once again, thank you for your positive comments! If you have any further... More 

Stevenage, UK
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

in Central Valletta with excellent dining either inside or outside. We ate there twice and the food was superb and very well served by highly efficient and very friendly staff. Leave room for the fabulous deserts and when wandering back past later in the day sample the super ice cream. Yes, it seems slightly more expensive but the quality more... More 

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johncordina, Manager at Caffe Cordina, responded to this review

I would like to thank you very much for your review. We always strive to give the best service possible at Caffe Cordina and we are very pleased that you have enjoyed your day. We look forward to another opportunity to host you at Caffe Cordina and once again, thank you for your positive comments! If you have any further... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is pleasant to sit outside in good weather, but the atmosphere inside is so much better. Beautiful mirrors, chandeliers and painted ceilings. The coffee is the best I have tasted in Malta and the cakes are to die for - well worth a visit.

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johncordina, Manager at Caffe Cordina, responded to this review

I would like to thank you very much for your review. We always strive to give the best service possible at Caffe Cordina and we are very pleased that you have enjoyed your day. We look forward to another opportunity to host you at Caffe Cordina and once again, thank you for your positive comments! If you have any further... More 

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I came here on a recommendation by a fellow traveller who is Maltesse but lives in the UK. So, I had to come and get my coffee fix. The décor is out of this world, like something out of a French chateau, it's worth going just to see the interior. I was suffering from a nasty cold at the time... More 

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johncordina, Manager at Caffe Cordina, responded to this review

Dear Sir, First and foremost I would like to thank you for your positive comments. We always strive to do our best. Moreover kindly please note that Monday 23rd February we have started the bathrooms refurbishment as we have already stated to our client. "With reference to the bathrooms, I do agree that they need a facelift. Unfortunately we have... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
222 reviews 222 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We just loved the atmosphere and the decor of the interior of Caffe Cordina. It was very busy when we arrived on wet afternoon so we had to wait for a table but that didn't matter. We decided to enjoy some!altese pastries with our drinks and ordered a Kannoli Ricotta and a honey ring. Both were nice in different ways,... More 

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johncordina, Manager at Caffe Cordina, responded to this review

I would like to thank you very much for your review. We always strive to give the best service possible at Caffe Cordina and we are very pleased that you have enjoyed your day. We look forward to another opportunity to host you at Caffe Cordina and once again, thank you for your positive comments! If you have any further... More 

Maubec, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Charming place to have a coffee, tea, delicious cakes, sandwiches, salads, etc. wonderful decoration and tables on a large terrasse.

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johncordina, Manager at Caffe Cordina, responded to this review

I would like to thank you very much for your review. We always strive to give the best service possible at Caffe Cordina and we are very pleased that you have enjoyed your day. We look forward to another opportunity to host you at Caffe Cordina and once again, thank you for your positive comments! If you have any further... More 

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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: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Mediterranean, Café

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?