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Crystal Palace

84, Triq San-Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1240, Malta
+356 7946 6836
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“peas” (17 reviews)
“chicken” (26 reviews)
“pastry” (18 reviews)
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
Fast food, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
84, Triq San-Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1240, Malta
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Reviewed today via mobile

A very simple place with friendly staff and the best pastizzis on Malta! Local older people frequent this place to watch a match or just sit and chat, young people come there in the wee hours of the morning after having partied in Paceville. Chicken,...More

Thank tosiapuccini
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to find old traditional cafe style that are now few & far between on Malta. Coming to Malta as a youngster with my parents 30 years ago this type of place was where the locals use to meet or catch up for a coffee...More

Thank MarkBald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by local folks. This is considered to be one of the best places to go for authentic Maltese Pastizzi. Great crunchy Paztizzi with delicious filling inside. Working 24/7 and always have warm and freshly baked Pastizzi. Best is to stop at this place after...More

Thank Nazar S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re looking for a quick snack after a tiring day at Mdina, look no further. Their Pastizz’s are slightly chewy but so delicious (be prepared, they’re quite oily)- the three fillings are cheese, peas and chicken and they’re ALL SO DELICIOUS! My boyfriend and...More

Thank Emma Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Undoubtly popular with locals and curious foreigners alike. Ridiculously cheap eats are assured; you can have four pastizzi and a tea or coffee for under EUR 2. I don't think they're the best on the island but perhaps the magic of sitting with a bunch...More

Thank GOH77
Reviewed 17 May 2018

If in Rabat and fancy a quick snack head here. The pastizzi (flaky cheese pastry) are some of the best in Malta and it's a decent coffee. Be aware that it does get very busy. It only came to 3.50 euro for 4 coffees and...More

1  Thank Carl D
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

I just love this place. This is where you can find the soul of Malta. Best pastizzis ever! Wonderful owners. We just made a program about Malta and Crystal Palace is a place that you have to visit when you are here. Best regards for...More

1  Thank EwaSiniarska
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

This small place in Rabat has become a legend in the Maltese islands, sought by both locals and tourists alike for its famed pastizzi, in pea, ricotta or chicken. Also serves tasty qassatat, especially my favourite, in anchovy. So cheap as well and service with...More

1  Thank Colin_Frendo
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most inexpensive and tasteful snack you can take . Highly recommended if you are in Malta . Thanks Family Tanti

1  Thank emmanuelt153
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

The bizarrely named Crystal Palace was recommended in the Lonely Planet guide as the best place for pastizzi (the Maltese flaky-pastry snack) and we’d agree with that assessment. We chose the one with ricotta filling and saw them come straight out of the oven. We...More

1  Thank John A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84, Triq San-Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1240, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Rabat
  • Phone Number: +356 7946 6836
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