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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
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

Our meal at Baxa cafe is always the top! The food is always fresh and truly tasty and my son truly feels at ease here! It is a must if you are in Rabat Malta!!

Thank Ladyrowiel
MalteseTravelBuff, Owner at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time in reviewing our cafe again. It gives us great satisfaction to know you return and enjoy it; son included. :o) Best regards from both of us. IL-BAXA BOYS More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2014

Nice presentation and friendly service. No overpricing.Portions are huge and freshly done.Its open from 9.ooam till 3.oopm. When in Rabat do visit IL baxa as its will be a good choice,were one would not leave the place disappoint .Well done and keep it up BAXA

Thank Gina62Malta
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2014

This place is only open mornings and till early afternoon, the choices available are most delicious. All freshly prepared for you after your order and nicely presented. Portions were very large and twice took my leftovers home. Whilst we were enjoying lunch we got talking to a family visiting from Canada who said they always come in here everytime they... More 

Thank Maryjo0929
Rabat, Malta
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

The baxa café is found in one of the oldest parts of Rabat in the main street.we were welcomed by the hosts chris and ivan.The food was abundant and their wraps, and home made pies were excellent .While over there I realised that all their food is freshly prepared daily so that's a big plus for this caffe.The salads were... More 

1 Thank David C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Went to this snug cafe' with my family to have a snack. We were well welcomed and approached with a wonderfully constructed menu. After some time the plates approached our table. Upon seeing our respective plate all smiled to the abundance and nicely presented salads and ciabatta. My choice was a salad, and I must say that it is impeccable.... More 

1 Thank vellakurt
MalteseTravelBuff, Owner at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We absolutely love it ... as well as the photos you submitted and shared. It is so wonderfully satisfying to open TripAdvisor and see a review like yours first thing. Thanks again. Much appreciated. Il-Baxa Boys. More 

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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Located in a historic part of Rabat, this small place offers fresh, large portion and extremely good food !

2 Thank Matthew F
MalteseTravelBuff, Owner at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your brief but comprehensive review about our café. We sincerely appreciate it. Hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards Il-Baxa Boys More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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767 reviews
558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

Friendly welcome, good food and drinks options. Small but lovely and cool with good air con, we have been here in winter when it is nicely heated. The owners clearly care. Recommended.

1 Thank Donald M
MalteseTravelBuff, Owner at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this review

A heartfelt thank you for your feed back. It is indeed our goal that every customer is made to feel comfortable. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Il-Baxa Boys More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Had a very good lunch at this restaurant recently. We had the Kalipso and the Ranch Tortilla which were freshly cooked and very tasty.We would recommend ll-Baxa to anyone visiting Rabat.

2 Thank holiday4ever2014
Fareham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

A small but very pleasant laid back cafe. We have eaten here a couple of times and have seen that all of the food is freshly prepared to order. All of the dishes looked delicious and were good portion sizes. Our first visit we had a salad and a baguette which were really nice. Our second visit we chose the... More 

1 Thank WouldiGoBack2
MalteseTravelBuff, Owner at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking time to write about your experience at our cafe as well as submitting a photo of our lovely Maltese platter. We sincerely appreciate it. Best regards Il-Baxa Boys More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

I've eaten at il- Baxxa several times, the food is always fresh. I've tried different items on the menu, and they're all very good, but my favourite, are the salads, they are to die for. Ivan and Chris always make you feel very welcome, eating there is always a very enjoyable experience

2 Thank DiannaSliema

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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, Mediterranean, European, 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, Television
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats
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 (We regret we cannot accept shared dishes. We reserve the right to take a food order from each and every seated person) 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 apologise but we are unable to accept babies or children under the age of 8 on weekends. Thank You.

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