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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
09:30 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 15:00
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Mgarr, Malta
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a must visit if you are after a delicious, fresh home made meal or snack. To top it all, staff is very friendly and make sure your visit there is a memorable and pleasant one!

Thank Claudia285
Uppsala, Sweden
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and wow were we pleasantly surprised. It was a cute place but thought it would be a simple lunch place. They accomidated my dietry needs and my preferences even though I was a little awkward and did it without any problems. Two lovely men who had great service and amazing food. From the seasoning ln the... More 

Thank InnaDani
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really loved this find! Beautifully presented and gorgeous tasting food, very good value for money and the service was amazing. Thank you very much to the gentlemen that served us and the chef :) highly recommemded!

Thank Jess P
Island of Malta, Malta
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cozy atmosphere, superb food, great quality of desserts teas and coffees. Although the menu is limited, the items are freshly prepared and every single food item is of high quality.

Thank Susan B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We want to thank you Chris and Ivan for helping to make our party memorable. It was thoroughly enjoyed by everybody. The food was excellent and I am sure you will see many of our guests back. We thank you wholeheartedly for your good service, excellent food and your effort to make the party the success that it was. Dr.... More 

Thank Tamara Z
Brampton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 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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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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

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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
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 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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