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Crystal Palace

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Fast food, Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 12 December 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 10 December 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 7 December 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 1 December 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
1  Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Desserts are incredibly delicious! Unfortunately, there is always a lot of people , so you dont have the chance to get a seat at a table.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Andr3ida
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Just one Google search indicated this was the place to go for a traditional Pastizzi and they didn't disappoint. I tried all three varieties - cheese, chicken and pea. The only part that let them down were the toilets, as a bloke I am in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank T-Fare
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Came here with friends after looking for Tripadvisor for the best Pastizzi in Malta. Well BLOW me down this was some fiiiine Pastizzi and at only 40-50c its a down right bargain. You could tell it was really good as all the locals were cheesing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Dippythereviewer
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6 October 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.
6 January 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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