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244 Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1114, Malta
+356 2123 4385
08:00 - 22:30
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon 08:00 - 19:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Rome, Italy
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The express is not the best soft drink that you can taste there but the cake peraphs in malta are really bad, in these place are quite good and not expencive ,expecially for take away

Thank marcellomedium
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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420 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast. Good location and great to people watch! Nice traditional pastries and Maltese coffee. Inside looked really nice but we chose to sit outside. They did nice cakes as well.

Thank Lottelli
Worcester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Four of us went for lunch - attracted by the reputation and its location. The service was ok but the food was fairly mediocre . It's was very busy so maybe less attention to the cooking - it did not stack up in comparison to other meals we had in Malta. That said the desserts looked great but we didn't... More 

Thank williamS5402EK
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect for beers and ice cream. Didn't have the food but the seating in the courtyard was really nice.

Thank Knabuljebain
Middleham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cafe Cordina is a central cafe that features charm and good service with both an outside and indoor seating area. Personally I prefer the inside where it's possible to sit and admire the absolutely fabulous Murano chandelier hanging below the barrel shaped painted ceiling depicting scenes from another era. Here you can watch the bustle of the waiters holding their... More 

Thank Gem-madame
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped here for a soft drink at the piazza. This is right in the center of Valletta. Later i also stopped by for an ice cream and it was really nice.

Thank Lydia E
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked like a nice place to take a little break. We went in the building to see what they had to offer. Found both cake and drink that tempted. But when we tried to order, they would not take our order we wanted to sit outside. Then the order had to be given outside.. Fair enouf. We went out and... More 

Thank Eirik H
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a recent trip to malta we had a coffee stop in Caffè cordina as we wandered the streets of valetta. Its very centrally located near the cathedral on a lovely square. This place is a really classic place with professional waiter service....the sort where you don't need to remind them of anything as their service is so polished....this is... More 

Thank Blaithin T
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service and wide selection of treats, deserts & puddings. Sit in or outside in the square opposite the Valetta library. For a city centre cafe the prices are reasonable and a nice stop of lunch or tea and cake.

Thank Phil S
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe was a great find and had an amazing selection of cakes - the snickers cake is particularly good! Nice setting to sit outside. The only thing that let it down was poor service - dirty tables and slow service.

Thank Josie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
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?