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Crystal Palace


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Fast Food, Mediterranean
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you see some place is full of locals you know the place is good. This one had no empty chair on Monday in February in the middle of the day. Though it’s not the best one to sit and enjoy food - their pastizzi...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Nevermindby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you need your fix of pastizzi the Crystal Palace is open and now they also have chicken! I don’t know if that’s any good or not, it’s cheese or/and pea for me but did seems to be popular and worth noting. For a few...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mancini_BXL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best pastizzi in Malta. Simple as that. Small cafe with friendly staff. This cafe is popular with locals and visitors alike. A convenient location near the bus stop and near to Mdina. Definitely worth a visit. Nice looking icecreams next door too.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Travellersfour
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Recommended as a great pastizzi shop and we found that this cafe served magnificent pastizzi's and coffee at a very affordable cost - 5 pasties and 4 coffee for a total of 4 euro - now that is value

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MalB316
Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

I paid just under three euros for four pastizzis and two coffees. CRAZY! Also, they were delicious! There are pastizzis with chicken, peas, and ricotta. ALL of them are excellent. This place is the real deal - a staple in this neighborhood and a local...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Evelyn_Lena
Reviewed December 23, 2018

No trip to Mdina / Rabat is complete without a trip to the Crystal Palace. It's a proper working man's cafe with the best pastizzi we had during our week on the island. Ignore the 1 star reviews, they have completely missed the point of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Matthew T
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

The bests pastizzis in Malta. 🤤 I prefer pastizzis of ricotta, are delicious. I heard that they also make pastizzis de nutella, but unfortunately they did not have

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank heccc2289
Reviewed December 9, 2018

A local bar - famous around the island for its pastizzi. Ownership changed a couple or so of years ago - but the atmosphere & the quality remains unchanged - attracting locals & tourists alike for a quick snack and a cup of tea or...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank ecurmi
Reviewed December 7, 2018

The pastizzi were good, so was the tea and the beer. Quick and efficient ..wish there were many of these around. Thank you guys for running this place the way you do. For all the pastizzi, tea and beer, we paid 5.70 euros for 4...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ruth W
Reviewed December 1, 2018

Conveniently situated to Domus Romana and Mdina. No frills, but lovely,freshly baked savoury pastries and a good choice of ice creams. Go inside to order and watch your pastries emerge from the oven.

Date of visit: November 2018
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October 6, 2018|
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Response from martin a | Reviewed this property |
There was nothing mentioned on the price list so I doubt it. This seems to be a very traditional establishment and not in keeping with more modern trends.
January 5, 2016|
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Response from Go815168 |
I don't think it's open later than 21.30 but it's open quite early in the morning.
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