Brunching about: 5 tasty spots in Malta

As the dour weather sets up camp in the Maltese skies there are few better pleasures than reserving a morning for a no-alarm wake-up call. Once you’re up, head over to one of the following eateries for a relaxed late morning that is sure to set your day on the right track –once noon comes around of course!


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Where to get brunch: 67 Kapitali [rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor] is a family-run eatery which specialises in artisan food and craft beer with a variety of sandwiches, platters and breakfast items a standard and central part of the menu.

Why Valletta and where to go after brunch: First on the list is Valletta – an instinctive choice for anyone planning to head out for a late breakfast. Having been chosen as the European Capital of Culture for the year 2018 only serves as an additional excuse to pay a visit to the city and the newly revamped Triton Fountain at the entrance. Exuding Baroque charm whilst still maintain a modern vibe, the thronged streets of Valletta are steeped in history and culture. Once you’re done with brunch, cross the street from 67 Kapitali and pay a visit to the Manoel Theatre, Malta’s renowned historic theatre.


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Where to get brunch: Uncle Matt’s Kitchen [rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor] boasts a variety of brunch worthy options ranging from focaccias to sharing platters. Fresh pasta and signature pizzas are also available for the more ambitious bruncher.

Why Marsascala and where to go after brunch: As quaint and charming as Maltese villages get, Marsascala is a sea-side village known for its fishing heritage. Take a leisurely stroll on the promenade in the late afternoon with gorgeous sea views that extend all the way round Marsascala creek.


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Where to get brunch: Ocean Bar [rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor] are particularly renowned for their fish and chips, generous portions and friendly staff.

Why Mellieħa and where to go after brunch: Mellieħa is the one of the northernmost towns on the Maltese island, and a kilometre or so away from the Gozo ferry. For the more intrepid traveller: a dip in the bay of Għadira is generally possible thanks to the sheltered area. Hikers and culture enthusiasts: head to the town of Mellieħa (beware – the hills are truly unforgiving!) or hike up to St. Agatha’s Tower, easily noticeable due to its distinctive red colour, for spectacular views of the surrounding area.


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Where to get Brunch: Don Mesquita [rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor] is nestled within the walls of the Silent City and offers several platters to share (or not!). For an authentic Maltese experience, opt for a Maltese platter featuring local cheeselet and bigilla (bean dip) and pair with a taste of local wine.

Why Mdina and where to go after brunch: Mdina was founded in the 8th century BC by the Phoenicians and is entrenched deep within Malta’s historic past. After brunch, head over to the National Museum of Natural History or the Aviation Museum and wait the day out until sundown where travellers can then wander aimlessly round the lantern-lit, meandering streets.


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Where to get Brunch: Mint [rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor] boasts a great waterfront location as well as a variety of brunch options including juices, smoothies and ready-to-go sweet and savoury snacks. They also cater to a variety of diets with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available.

Why Sliema and where to go after brunch: Sliema is home to one of the most iconic waterfront promenades in Malta with an unmarred vista of the Valletta skyline and plenty of shopping outlets. Head over to The Point Shopping Mall for some retail therapy in time for an evening escape to the nearby bars and clubs in St. Julian’s.

Let us know about your own Maltese brunch experiences in the comments below!