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“A Happy Place”

Gugar Hangout & Bar
Ranked #45 of 227 Restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $6
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Gugar! - Hangout and Bar is a co-operative effort between a group of friends who wanted to create a space for good living...A place where community can hang-out, enjoy a warm cup of tea or coffee, a beer or indulge into some of our delicious snacks. Among lots of other stuff, you will find a small but interesting library, gallery art by emerging local artists and a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. Those looking for an inexpensive delicious healthy snack or a nutrient packed smoothie or juice are in for luck! The word "Gugar!" Comes from the Hindi concept of "Jugaar" [ जुगाड़] Although there is no exact English equivalent of the word, essentially, "Jugaar" means to come up with a creative solution for any problem you might encounter. Jugaar is the art of making things work. It is hybridity for the sake of a will/can-do philosophy. An innovation of desperation, if you will. It is to be flexible, to improvise and to make do with what you have. A large part of "Gugar!" Relies on hope and dreams.
Birkirkara, Malta
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“A Happy Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

The place is tiny, warm and welcoming - warm colours, rugs, throws, board games and signs encouraging patrons to talk to each other instead of stare at their mobiles! The owners do everything with a smile on their face and made the extra effort to make conversation while they were preparing my smoothie. The prices are great and while I only stayed long enough to pay for my smoothie and rush back out, it's clear that all their food is made with care.
Gugar had only been open a week when I went but I'm dying to go back there to relax for a little longer.
Well done all!

  • Visited October 2013
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