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Travellers Cafe/Bar

On the north side of the island, in the area of Bugibba, you will find the dreamiest establishment for entertainment. The Travellers Cafe/Bar is the best “destination” to spend one or some of your evenings in Malta. The wonderful cocktails, amazing platters and its decoration will take you to whichever place you like. Its specialty is the Jumbo cocktails, which are four times larger than normal ones, with four times lower price. Highly Recommended (H)

Our suggestion: The Jumbo cocktails.
Our order: 1 Jumbo Mojito & 1 Maltese platter.
Cost: €-€€

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The hole in the wall

The hole in the wall is a bar in St. Julian’s that looks like…a hole in the wall. At the small corner bar gather locals, mainly young people, to have a few drinks and a great time. In its warm space you can enjoy beers, wines and cocktails accompanied by music or some local band, if you are lucky. The staff is cool, while the bar is self-service. Even if you find it full upon your visit, take your drinks to go and enjoy some people-watching on the sidewalk. Highly Recommended (H)

Our suggestion: The Cocktails.
Our order: 2 Aperol Spritz.
Cost: €€-€€€

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The area of St. Julian’s

The area of St. Julian’s resembles Faliraki in Rhodes, Ayia Napa in Cyprus and Malia in Heraklion. Cheap, plenty of alcohol and party until the morning! Entertainment starts at the cobbled street Triq Santa Rita in the area of Paceville and sprawls in the surrounding streets. Entertainment includes establishments from “bars for men” and posh clubs to creperies, pubs and beer bars. If you prefer something more quiet, opt for Balluta or Spinola Bay for food and drinks along with the locals.

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Coogi’s is hidden inside one of the many alleys of Mdina. It is hard to notice at first, but its heavenly courtyard will make you stop and photograph it. Do not miss the chance to sit and enjoy a double Nutella-flavored espresso, among the plants and water-fountains. Prices are very reasonable and service is pretty good. Coogi’s has a beautiful interior space and a back terrace with a view, while it is also offered for dining. Recommended (R)

Our suggestion: The Cappuccino with Nutella.
Our order: 2 Cappuccinos with Nutella.
Cost: €€-€€€

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Ta ‘doni

Ta ‘doni (namely Doni’s) is the ideal place to rest and cool down with some home-made lemonade. It is located in Rabat, a bit outside the walls of Mdina and it is a pleasant surprise, as it offers tasty options, made with fine products. Prices are a bit steep but service is at satisfactory levels. Good Choice (G)

Our suggestion: The home-made Lemonade.
Our order: 2 Lemonades.
Cost: €€-€€€

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The Thirsty Barber

In the area of St. Julian’s you will find the neat Thirsty Barber bar. It is located on a central street and is a good option for some cocktail –only- on weekends. The space is great, prices are high and service is mediocre. If you are in the area you can have a fine cocktail at the Thirsty Barber. Meh (M)

Do not visit it on a weekday!

Our order: 2 Cocktails.
Cost: €€-€€€

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Fontanella Tea Garden

The Fontanella Tea Garden is outside the walls of the castle of Mdina. It is a multi-space for food, drinks and dessert. Apart from its tasty, fluffy cakes, the establishment is also famous for the beautiful sunset with the wonderful view. Prices are totally reasonable, the range of options wide, while service is mediocre. Good Choice (G)

Our suggestion: The fluffy Cakes.
Our order: 1 Moccachino & 1 Chocolate-strawberry cake.
Cost: €€-€€€

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Lot Sixty One Coffee

Lot Sixty One Coffee is located in the heart of Valletta and serves quality freshly-cut espresso. Coffee enthusiasts will certainly be satisfied with its quality and rich flavor. The tables on the cobbled street, with the enjoyable environment, render it a pleasant place to catch a few breaths, along with an invigorating dose of espresso. Prices are reasonable and service is pretty good. Good Choice (G)

Our suggestion: The espresso.
Our order: 1 Cappuccino & 1 Chocolate croissant.
Cost: €€-€€€

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Ice-cream – Cannoli

What would be better than a sweet, cool taste after a meal? With 300 days of sunshine per year, ice-cream is the no.1 dessert in Malta. Of course, you should not miss out on trying the local cannoli that steal the show. Let’s check out our “sweet sin” suggestions:

Sottozero the Gelato Factory: It is one of the best Gelaterie, not only in Malta, but the whole world!! The wide variety and amazing flavors will make you visit it daily, no matter what your base is! Try the flavor: Kinder surprise!! It is pure Magic!
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Delizie Siciliane: It is located in the area of Sliema and is famous for its wonderful cannoli. The dessert is filled in front of you with fresh ricotta and it is covered with pistachios. Its fresh, crunchy shell in combination with the equally fresh ricotta will make you fall in love with it! The only downside is that it is not sweet enough so it is easy to get carried away (you easily gulp down 2-3 of them)!
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Amorino Malta: The cool flower of Valletta is none other than an ice-cream cone in the form of a rose! It is located in the city center and is on a daily basis a magnet for hundreds of ice-cream lovers.
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The texts depict objectively and honestly everything that we saw and encountered during our stay, at the specific time period that we visited them. Travelen holds no responsibility for any possible changes regarding prices, decorations, service, change of management or anything else that you might find different during your visit. It is also worth mentioning that our review/opinion pertains ONLY to shops that we have visited.