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244 Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1114, Malta
+356 2123 4385
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely place to eat, great staff and fab surroundings the ceilings are fantastic so amazing. We had a really nice chat with the owner she was so helpful in guiding us as to what to see in Valletta. A place not to be missed.

Thank Steve G
Grantham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting in January the outside tables are for the hardy only. We sat by the bar/servery underneath the beutifully painted arched ceiling. Service was very friendly, efficient and we never felt rushed. The cakes are superb. High quality in everything they do.

Thank DarWend
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Caffe Cordina has got elegance and class and great food to go with it. Great for lunch and their cakes are just amazing. It is the first place I head for when I am in Valletta. I can't wait to go back.

Thank Matilda404
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I first went to Cafe Cordina in January 2007 and was well impressed with its elegance from a bygone era. Now, visiting in January 2017 we made a point of revisiting as it made such a good impression first time round. However, this wasn't such a good experience, still an elegant interior but the rest was disappointing. It was a... More 

Thank martyncooper1
Tisbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The first week in January and the coldest that anyone can remember with a strong north wind blowing through the streets of Valetta. The Caffe Cordina provided the perfect haven. It was like visiting the coffee restaurants of old Vienna, the same bustle, the same warm atmosphere plus the most glorious hot chocolate with lots of cream, together with delicious... More 

Thank Jim W
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must visit if you are in Valletta. Make sure you sit outside and besides the great food and savories available , I just love to watch the hustle and bustle of the locals running errands , shopping and gossiping whilst passing by!!!

Thank Stevecassar
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most reknown cafes in Valletta. It is situated in a strategic posotion just between two main squared. It has got a large outside seating area making a favourite with many maltese and turists to sit outside, sip coffee and watch the Valletta life passing by. The interior of this caffe is truly historic, an old... More 

Thank Aldrin C
Sliema, Malta
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very elegant place for a nice cappuccino in the heart of the historic capital city of Valletta. Nice cakes and one can have a simple snack and the good thing its not overpriced.

Thank Mark Edward M
Melbourne, Australia
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276 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want exquisite cakes/pastries then this is the place for you.And the coffee and ambience are both very good.Easy to see why it seemed continually full during our visit to Valletta

Thank Brian B
Boston, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the heart of historic Valletta, this café embodies old world elegance. Truly a landmark. Inside, elegance from a bygone era, and outside, plenty of opportunities to drink in the sunshine as you sit at their sidewalk café. Service is pleasant and professional, and the menu is enticing and reasonably priced.

Thank dobiemom12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $27
Cafe, Mediterranean, European
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?