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Il-Baxa Cafe Bar

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41 Triq Il-Kbira, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1010, Malta
+356 2755 1552
09:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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Brampton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most amazing sandwich (ftira) I've had in Malta. Simply the best. Thank you Chis and Ivan.

Thank Tony P
Island of Malta, Malta
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visisted with my wife this sweet cosy coffeshop and enjoyed a bountiful and delicious brunch. Choice of food and coffee are great, well worth a visit if you are visiting Rabat. Owners/staff are very friendly and make you feel at home. Highly recommended for an easy coffee break and delicious snacks.

Thank Stephen C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Had salad called pasha. There was goatcheese and beetroots, some nuts and lots of diffrent saladleafs. It was big, prise was reasonable and atmosphere and service was nice.

Thank Hanna T
Frankfurt, Germany
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Went there again after last time a year and half ago. Had tuna ftira and drink. Tuna Ftira was really good, just as I remembered from last visit - must be one of the best on the Island, and with a modern twist. Side salad was nice and fresh too. All at reasonable prices. Locals eating there as well, and... More 

Thank greenleaf2
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have been visiting the area for the past 5 years, and Chris and Ivan have always made Il Baxa one of our favourite places for a lazy lunch There have been a number of places offering food to tourists open over the last couple of years, and Baxa remain head and shoulders above the competition. Chris cooks everything fresh... More 

Thank Terry O
Senglea, Malta
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We both want to give you all big THANKS! For all the amazing work you and your excellent staff did for our wedding (14th October 2016). To top it all off, the food was absolutely amazing! All our family members & guests raved about the creativity of the food and quality of the service. So, thanks again and best wishes!... More 

Thank etic669
LeMalteser, Owner at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Dear Joanne & Etienne, We couldn't be happier with this review, thank you both so very much. We are also, above all, extremely grateful you entrusted us with catering your special day. We have both worked diligently in order to make this occasion a truly memorable one. It seems everything paid off; our food, our staff, our service. We are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is definitely one of my go-to places in Malta. The owners are very friendly, the place is clean and the food is to die for. What else do you need? Well done Baxa boys. Keep up the good work! 😊

Thank Pamela B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Small but well run and very clean. Only 5 or 6 tables so you have to be lucky but well worth the visit. I had the pulled pork special and it was delicious. The food is prepared and cooked in full view and the kitchen area is tidy and clean. Prices very reasonable. Not easy to spot. Hopefully the photo... More 

Thank pafpafpaf0811
Naxxar, Malta
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

If you're looking for genuine food with incomparable hospitality, then indeed, look no further. We ventured into Rabat after a tour of Mdina and stumbled upon this gem of a place. Small, rustic and with the most caring and friendliest pair of personnel one could ask for. The food ordered was genuinely prepared with care and attention. The gentleman running... More 

Thank phcamilleri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

 Have visited several times and everytime it has been perfect. Food is amazingly good  and always consistent.freshly made ..so tasty!!.Staff are extremely friendly and kind. A must if you are in the area!

Thank Therese B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Triq Il-Kbira, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1010, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Rabat
  • Phone Number: +356 2755 1552
We're not here to prove anything nor are we here to beat any competition. This is real homemade food with real portions and with prices to fit anyone's pockets. We NEVER have ready made food on the premises. All our items off the menu are prepared on order, therefore waiting time is required. Please note that food orders are last taken at 2pm (1:00pm on Sundays or at Management's Discretion) and we do not open evenings. Credit cards accepted with bills of 50€ or over. Due to numerous requests from frequent customers, we regret we are unable to accept babies or children under the age of 8 on weekends. Thank You.

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